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Why are the bottom billion stuck in poverty and underdevelopment

Why are the bottom billion stuck in poverty and underdevelopment

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Why are the bottom billion stuck in poverty and underdevelopment o The legacy of colonialism and neo-imperalism Colonialism was particularly harsh in Africa and lacked a focus on development (congo) Population growth is largely to blame – better medicine and preventive care has reduced death rates and infant mortalitiy, women are still having 3, 4, 5 children producing rapid population growth o The curse of demography: the population explosion Medicine – reduced infant mortality and death rates The Green revolution – remarkable growth in the production of foods, nitrogen based fertilizers results in higher crop yields which sustain an ever rising population, you can feed all of these new ppl But population growth outstrips economic growth, there are so many more ppl that are dividng the economic pie that living standards do not increase, population growth swamps economic growth o Development traps – specific circumstances, economic, political, cultural, social
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