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M.A.L.- Chapter 9

Chapter 9- Development

Active Solar Energy System The solar energy systems that collects energy through the use of mechanical devices such as photo voltaic cells or flat-plate collectors. (pg 326)
Adolescent Fertility Rate The number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19. (pg.312)
Biomass Fuel Fuel that derives from plant material and animal waste. (pg.324)
Breeder Reactor A nuclear power plant that creates its own fuel from plutonium. (pg.323)
Demand The quantity of something that consumers are willing and able to buy. (pg.314)
More Developed Country (MDC) A country that has progressed relatively far along a continuum of development. (pg.300)
Less Developed/Developing Country (LDC) A country that is at relatively early stage in the process of economic development (pg.300)
Development A process of improvement in the material conditions of people through the diffusion of knowledge and technically(pg.300)
Fair Trade An alternative to international trade that emphasizes small business and worker-owned and democratically run cooperatives & requires employers to pay workers fair wages, permit union organization, & comply with minimum environmental & safety standards(pg.
Female Labor Force Participation Rate The percentage of women holding full-time jobs outside the home. (pg.311)
Fission The splitting of n atomic nucleus to release energy.(pg.332)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Investment made by foreign company in the economy of another country. (pg.332)
Fossil Fuel An energy source formed from the residue of plants and animals buried millions of years ago.(pg.314)
Fracking (hydraulic fracturing) the pumping of water at high pressure to break apart rocks in order to release natural gas
Fusion Creation of energy by joining the nuclei of two hydrogen atoms to form helium.(pg.325)
Gender Inequality Index (GII) A measure of the extent of each country's Gender inequality. (pg.310)
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