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AP Human Vocab 6

Vocab for Unit 6

TermDefinition
Agricultural labor force number of people who work in agriculture
Calorie consumption percentage of daily requirement
Core-periphery model distribution of the MDCs and LDCs
Cultural Convergence change in culture
Dependency theory LDCs tend to have a higher dependency ratio
Development improvement in material conditions
Energy consumption index of development
Foreign direct investment investment in the economies of LDCs by transnational corporations
Gender important developmental factor
Gross domestic product total value of goods and services produced in a year
Gross national product similar to GDP
Human Development Index economic, social and demographic factors
Levels of development countries are classified into include MDCs (more developed countries) and LDCs (less developed countries)
Measures of development distinguish LDCs from MDCs
Neocolonialism economic control that MDCs are sometimes believed to have over LDCs
Physical Quality of Life based on literacy rate, infant mortality rate, and life expectancy
Purchasing power parity an index of income related to GDP
W.W. Rostow developed the “Stages of Growth” model
Technology gap difference in technologies
Technology transfer knowledge, facilities, or capabilities developed under federal research
Third World countries in the developing world
World Systems Theory perspective that seeks to explain the dynamics of the “capitalist world economy”
Bid rent theory refers to how the price and demand on land changes as the distance towards the CBD increases
Assembly line production/Fordism industrial arrangement of machines, equipment, and workers
Air pollution concentration of trace substances at a greater level than occurs in average air
Agglomeration economies refers to benefits or advantages (savings, cost reductions, etc.) resulting from the spatial clustering
Acid rain tiny droplets of sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the atmosphere
“Stages of Growth” Model linear theory of development that developed countries go through a common pattern of structural change
Rostow, W. W economist, developed the “Stages of Growth” model in the late 1950s
Aluminum industry U.S. companies are the largest single producer
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