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CLIP 14004

Poverty, infant mortality and maternal mortality around the world

Poverty, infant mortality and maternal mortality around the world
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Key Info
  • Poverty, infant mortality and maternal mortality around the world
  • Duration: 05:08
  • An introduction to how poverty is linked to both infant mortality and maternal mortality. Statistics comparing infant mortality and maternal mortality are described over scenes of childbirth in Africa, Asia and the USA. Poverty in the developed world is also addressed through an interview with a charity worker in the USA. Questions are asked about why poverty exists and why inequality is increasing. The impact of poverty on children’s life chances is also outlined.Contains scenes of childbirth and scenes that some may find upsetting. Can be used in conjunction with 14003, 14005 and 14006.
  • Warning: Contains scenes of childbirth and scenes that some may find upsetting.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Development and Health

  • Keywords: Development, developing countries, poverty, geography, population, LEDC, MED, health, relative poverty, absolute poverty, Why Poverty, Four Born Every Second, WelcomeToTheWorld
Ideas for use in class
  • This could be used to prompt a discussion on why infant mortality rates are higher in developing countries (LEDCs) than in developed counties (MEDCs).The discussion could then move on to why poverty results in high infant mortality and maternal mortality rates. These reasons could then be explored in more depth through watching 14003, 14005 and 14006.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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