Geog 123 mapping exercise 3-3

Geog 123 mapping exercise 3-3 - 1. Generally, you would...

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1. Generally, you would expect the three variables to be moderately correlated. Both HDI and GDI are human development measurements; with HDI being concerned with human development performance in general sense while GDI pays special attention to the effects of this development on the inequality between men and women. GDP gauges the health of a country’s economy, and normally countries with healthy economies should see lower unemployment and healthier wages which factors into human development. 2. Examples of countries that have discrepancies between HDI and GDP include Cuba and Uruguay. In both these cases, these countries have low to medium GDP, but high HDI’s. A particular reason why a country with a low GDP may have a high HDI can be attributed to a strong priority to health and education, especially the education of women. For example, both Cuba and Uruguay have very high Female literacy percentages. A reason why a country with a high GDP may have a low GDI may be due to income inequalities and discrimination against women. 3.
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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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