Case study - inequality between LEDCs and MEDCs

On 1 November 2012, the BBC published an article on the work of 'Save the Children' and its report on the inequality between the LEDCs and MEDCs.

Save the Children reported that this inequality had increased since the 1990s. The report noted that in most of the 32 developing countries they looked at, the rich had increased their share of national income since the 1990s. In a fifth of the countries, the incomes of the poorest had fallen over the same period.

For reflection and discussion:

  • Give three reasons why the inequality between the LEDCs and the MEDCs has increased over the last three decades.
  • Explain how Islamic teaching and practice could be used to stop the growing inequality between the rich and poor.
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