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Developed and
Developing Countries
VA SOL objective – WG.8: The student will distinguish
between developed and developing countries and relate
the level of economic development to the standard of
living and quality of life
Essential Understanding #1
Levels of economic development vary
from country to country and from
place to place within countries
Essential Understanding #2
Resources and technology influence
economic development and quality of
life
Differences between developed and
developing countries
1) Access
to
natural resources
2) Access to
capital resources
3) Numbers and skills of human
resources
4) Levels of economic development
5) Standards of living and quality of
life
6) Relationships between economic
development and quality of life
Indicators of economic
development
1) Urban/rural ratio
2) Labor force characteristics:
- Primary sector
- Secondary sector
- Tertiary sector
3) GDP per capita
GDP = Gross Domestic Product
The total market value of all final goods and
services produced in a country in a given year,
Per capita = per person
4) Educational achievement
Indicators of standards of living and
quality of life
1) Population growth rate (natural increase)


Highest: United Arab Emirates
Lowest: Cook Islands
2) Population age distribution
3) Literacy rate
4) Life expectancy
 Highest:
Macau (84.36 years)
 Lowest: Swaziland (31.88 years)
 United States: 78.11 years
5) Infant mortality
 Highest:
Angola (180.21/1000)
 Lowest: Singapore (2.31/1000)
 United States: 6.26
6) Percentage of urban population
Top 10 Urban Agglomerations in 2000:
1.
Tokyo, Japan
2.
Mexico City, Mexico
3.
New York-Newark, USA
4.
Sao Paolo, Brazil
5.
Bombay, India
6.
Shanghai, China
7.
Calcutta, India
8.
Delhi, India
9.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, USA