Map Exercise 9-2

Map Exercise 9-2 - Mapping Exercise 9-2 1. It would be...

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Mapping Exercise 9-2 1. It would be expected that areas with large numbers of SEZs and ETDZs would generally lead to a higher GDP per capita than a place with fewer SEZs and ETDZs. SEZs and ETDZs aim to act as significant attractors of foreign investment because of their tax & customs free zones which help encourage exports. This in turn helps to foster economic growth and create employment opportunities. As a result, one would expect the GDP per capita to rise as a result of these concepts being put into place. 2. There are a couple ETDZ’s and SEZ’s that don’t have upper-middle or high GDP located in China. Most of these places are located within Mainland China rather than Coastal China. Perhaps, the ETDZs and SEZs were put into place within the mainland much later in time than that of Coastal China and have yet to grow into a high GDP area yet. Another explanation could be that, in general, Mainland China is much less heavily populated than that of the coastal areas. Thus in these more rural areas, it could be assumed there would be less education within these
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2009 for the course GEOG 123 taught by Professor Rogalaski during the Fall '05 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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