Middle America - Comparison of Core to Periphery Countries

Middle America - Comparison of Core to Periphery Countries...

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COMPARISON OF CORE TO PERIPHERY COUNTRIES Core Countries High per capita incomes Capital readily available Comparatively even distribution of wealth Manufacturing and service <10% of people farm Commercial agriculture Population ≥ 70% urban Low rate natural increase High proportion elderly High life expectancy Generally adequate food Good medical services Most diseases controllable Adequate housing Many public services Generally good sanitation Many good schools High literacy Women moving toward equality Periphery Countries Low per capita incomes
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Unformatted text preview: Capital scarce Uneven distribution of wealth Farming, fishing, mining > 70% of people farm Subsistence agriculture Population ≥ 70% rural High birth and death rates High rate natural increase High proportion children Low life expectancy Unbalanced diet Low protein intake Hunger/Malnutrition Poor medical services Infectious, respiratory, & parasitic diseases Overcrowded, substandard housing Few public services Bad sanitation Poor School facilities Low literacy Status of women may be inferior...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2010 for the course GEO 143 taught by Professor Harshbarger during the Summer '09 term at Parkland.

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