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Unit 6 Notecards

TermDefinition
Agricultural labor force number of people who work in agriculture, a large value indicates that country is an LDC dependent on agriculture.
Calorie consumption the percentage of daily requirements, is a factor of index of developement.
Core-periphery model describes the patterns of distrubtion of MDCs, and LDCs.
Cultural Convergence change in culture, by diffusion of ideas and technology increases.
Dependency theory LDCs may have a higher dependency ratio, 15 people under or over 64 people is the number in the labor force.
Development improvement of material conditions and result of improvemnst on technology and knowledge.
Energy consumption index of development. MDCs consume more energgy per capita than LDCs generally.
Foreign direct investment investments in economics of LDCs by TNCs based in MDcs.
Gender a signifacant developmental factor, and a big difference between development od genders is in LDCs.
Gross domestic product the total value of goods and services produced annually in a country.
Gross national product this includes the income of people that earn it abroad, similar to GDP.
Human Development Index aan index of developement, which includes economic, social, and demographic factors, literacy rates, and life expectancy.
Levels of development countries are either MDCs, more developed countries or LDCs, less-developed countries.
Measures of development this identifies LDcs or MDCs. this includes the literacy rates, life expectancy, and calorie intake.
Neocolonialism this refers to economic control that MDcs have on LDcs, through organizations of IMF.
Physical Quality of Life is a development index, including literacy rates,immorality rates and life expectancy.
Purchasing power parity This takes in the account price difference of countries,related to the GDP
W.W. Rostow Developed the "Stages of Growth model
Technology gap Difference in technologies in developing two companies,countries or ethnic groups.
Technology transfer Process of knowledge and facilities developed under federal research is brought and used in public.
Third World Developing world with their own political status.
World Systems Theory Explains dynamics of the "capitalist world economy" as a "total social system"
Bid rent theory Shows how price and demand when land changes and distances toward the CbD increases.
Assembly line production/Fordism Continuous flow of work with arrangement of machines and equipment.
Air pollution Trace substances are higher levels than average air.
Agglomeration economies Special clustering due to benefits and spacing of activities.
Acid rain Droplets of nitric acid and sulfuric acid in the atmosphere that returns to earths surface.
Stages of Growth” Model Theory of development when counties go through patterns of change.
Aluminum industry U.S companies with over 39.1 billion dollars and largest single producers with facilities in over 35 states.
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