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Ch. 9 Vocab

AP Human Geography Chapter 9 Vocab

Development Process of improving the material conditions of people through diffusion of knowledge and technology
More Developed Country Has progressed further along the development continuum
Less Developed Country A country in an earlier stage of development
Human Development Index Recognizes that a country's level of development is a function of economic, social, and demographic factors
Gross Domestic Product Value of the total output of goods and services produced in a country, normally during a year
Primary Sector Workers that directly extract materials from Earth through agriculture, and sometimes by mining, fishing, and forestry
Secondary Sector Includes manufacturers that process, transform, and assemble raw materials into useful products
Tertiary Sector Involves the provision of goods and services to people in exchange for payment
Productivity Value of a particular product compared to the amount of labor needed to make it
Value Added Gross value of the product minus the costs of raw materials and energy
Gender-Related Development Index Compares the level of development of women with that of both sexes
Gender Empowerment Measure Compares the ability of women and men to participate in economic and political decision making
Literacy Rate Percentage of a country's people who can read and write
Structural Adjustment Programs Economic policies that create conditions encouraging international trade
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