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Unformatted text preview: Answer: The Human Development Index is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of human development and separate very high human development, high human development, medium human development, and low human development countries. The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for countries worldwide. 4. How has the population of Western nations changed from 1900 to 2000 in terms of the percentage of the world's total population? Answer: The general population of the world has generally been experiencing an increase. This means that the wealth gap between high and low income countries will most likely widen, and growth will continue to strain the earths ecosystems. The West is in demographic decline compared with other parts of the world....
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