Geographers use social, economic and political indicators to measure development in countries throughout the world. Developed countries have better standards of living than less developed countries.
What is the definition of a development indicator?
A measure to show how developed a country is
A measure to show how many people within a country can read
A measure to show how much people within a country earn
Which is the best definition of GDP?
Total income for the country
The total value of all goods and services produced in a country
Total income for the country plus earning from foreign investment
Which three things make up the HDI?
Life expectancy, GNI, birth rate
Birth rate, literacy rate, GNP per capita
GNP per capita, life expectancy, number of years schooling
What does an HDI figure of 1 indicate?
Low levels of development
High levels of development
Why is PPP useful?
It is measured more regularly
It compares what can actually be purchased with the same amount in each country
It is an average figure of the amount purchased per person per year in each country
What is a problem with classifying countries using development indicators?
Most people aren't honest so the information collected is usually wrong
We can see which countries need more help
There are large contrasts or differences within each country which are hidden when averages are used
Name the imaginary line which divides the developed 'north' from the less developed 'south'.
The Development Line
The Rostow Divide
The Brandt Line
What is the multiplier effect?
When profits from sales are invested in new industries and a country gets richer and richer
When profits from sales are sent abroad and help other countries to develop
When profits from sales are kept by one person, making that person richer and richer
Which of the following factors puts countries at a disadvantage when trading with other countries?
What term refers to an economically strong country like Japan?
A more economically developed country
An economically wealthy country
A newly industrialised country