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Econ 416_Assignment 1 - and a smaller GDP than others In...

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1b) One of the patterns that stood out to me the most when analyzing the data was the relationship between literacy rate and population growth. As the data shows, the countries with the highest growth rates had the lowest literacy rate. This can be seen with the five countries with the lowest growth rate (Nigeria, Iraq, Pakistan, India, and South Africa. This is compared, respectively, with their literacy rates, which are 68.9, 74.1, 49.9, 96, and 86.4. To me, this seemed to be because in countries with a low literacy rate there are also a lot of uneducated people. These uneducated people then have unprotected sex, which translates into higher population growth. In addition, the greater the population of a country the greater their GDP seems to be. Although, this is not an exact equation, since some countries have a higher population
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Unformatted text preview: and a smaller GDP than others. In developed countries this correlation seems to follow more of a straight-trend. In countries with high population, like India (above 1 billion people), the GDP does not surpass that of Brazil (population less than 200 million people), because there is so much poverty and little education to most citizens of India. A lot of data does not show up of past year literacy rates. This is probably because this was not a recorded statistic in the 1980’s. With the information age starting in the 1990’s, it may not have been an important statistic in the 1980’s. It was also hard to find the life expectancy at birth for most countries in the 1980’s. This was probably for the same reason that such statistics were not kept in that time. 2)...
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