Assignment 1-Labor in Agriculture Employment in agriculture relates to a country’s literacy, latitude, and per capita income. Countries that have greater than 30% of the labor force employed in agriculture tend to have a lower percent of literate people. For example, Chad has a high percent, 80% to be exact, of labor in agriculture, but a low percent, 25.7%, of literate people. Countries that have less than 30% but more than 15% of the labor force employed in agriculture have higher literacy percentages. For example, Mexico has 18% of labor in agriculture and 91.6% of the population are literate. Countries that have less than 15% of labor in agriculture tend to have the highest literacy rates. For example, Canada only has 2% of the labor in agriculture, but 99% of the population is literate. Employment in agriculture also relates to a country’s latitude. Countries between the Tropic of Cancer and the equator and countries between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn tend to have a higher percent of the labor in agriculture than countries that are not located in
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Equator, Arctic Circle, Tropic of Capricorn, Circle of latitude, Antarctic Circle