Mar 22rev - Global Inequality Scope of the Problem Poverty...

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Global Inequality
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Scope of the Problem Poverty is getting worse 2.5 billion people live on less than $2/day 1.2 billion people live on less than $1/day 1990-2000 poverty increased in 37 of 67 countries 1980-2000 former USSR and many Latin American countries see decline in GDP
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Why should we care? Moral reasons Self-interest: failed states breed trouble Trans-border issues: immigration, disease, environmental impacts, deforestation
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Measuring Poverty Per cap GDP Adjusted GDP (cost of living) Human Development Index (needs) Gini coefficient (inequality) Gender Development Index
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Millennium Development Goals UN, 2000
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Causes of Global Poverty Colonial legacy Development history: 1750 : US&Europe 23% of global manufacturing developing areas 73% 1990 : US&Europe 85.6% of global manufacture developing areas 11% 1800 : Europe and Asia had equal incomes 1900 : European incomes 10x Asian
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Sometimes government is the answer! Effective
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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