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Comparing Countries

Comparing Countries - not to If this trend continues it...

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Geog 1992 Spatial Demography 9/21 Comparing Countries After looking at all the information presented on the PBR website, there were some facts that stuck out to me. It appears that for the most part countries that have less money for GNI, tend to have a higher natural increase rate. Now there are a couple exceptions to this rule, Russia and China. For example China, whose GNI was $7,730, actually has a smaller NI% (.5%) than the US (.6%). This could be explained by the fact that China has enforced a One Child Policy but there is no way to tell from the information I was given. I was surprised to see that Russia broke this trend and was different than all the rest of the countries in the fact that it has a negative NI%. This means that more people are dying that are being born. This could be due the poor conditions in Russia today, and that people who could be having children are choosing
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Unformatted text preview: not to. If this trend continues it pose a serious potential threat to the population of Russia. Another trend I noticed was that the more money that a country has in the GNI, the lower the IMR. Italy, with the second highest GNI of $29,840, came in with the lowest IMR of 3.7. Italy and the United States (IMR 6.5) have substantially lower IMR’s than all the countries we looked at. These two countries pale in comparison to Rwanda who, with the lowest GNI of $1,270, has a shocking IMR of 86. This is most likely due to the poor health care and high levels HIV and other diseases that are present in Sub-Saharan Africa. To sum it up it appears that the more money a country has to spend on its citizens, the more likely they are to make it to adulthood and choose not to have a lot of children....
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