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9 Geog. Development.

Global Development and Conflict.

TermDefinition
MEDC More Economically Developed Country
LEDC Less Economically Developed Country
NIC Newly Industrialised Country
GDP Gross Domestic Product - An indicator of the wealth of the country
Per capita Means per person. For example GDP per capita is a measure of the amount of money per person.
Primary Industry Industry in producing raw materials such as farming or mining.
Secondary Industry Industry from manipulating raw materials to produce something else such as factories producing electronics or processed foods.
Tertiary Industry Services such as office work, teachers...
Infant Mortality Rate The rate at which infants die under 1 years old. Countries with a high infant mortality rate have a lot of infants dying which is an indicator of a poor health system.
Life expectancy The average age someone is expected to live to. For Example the life expectancy of China is 72 years while the life expectancy of Afghanistan is 46.
Indicators of Development Statistics that we can look at which help us decide how developed a country is. Key indicators include Life expectancy, Education levels and GDP.
Sustainable Development. Development which is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable (can continue for a long time).
HDI Human Development Index. A measure of the development of a country taking into account a number of factors such as GDP, Life expectancy and education.
Inequality The difference in wealth between the rich and the poor. Countries with large inequality have very wealthy people and very poor people because the wealth isn't shared very evenly.
Infrastructure Roads, communication systems, public transport, electricity provisions...... Countries with good infrastructure are able to attract and sustain business.
Healthcare health services such as hospitals, doctors etc. A country with good healthcare would have a large number of doctors per capita, lots of hospitals with good facilities etc.
Exports The products which you send out of your country, providing income (money) for your country.
Created by: jaredduxfield