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Population Structure and Economic Implications - China and Kenya

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Population Structure and Economic Implications In this piece of text I will be analysing and comparing the population structure and economic implications of two countries. The two countries that I have chosen are Kenya and China. China is a mixture of an LEDC and an MEDC whilst Kenya is a LEDC. You will be able to notice the difference when I give the facts and details of both countries. Population structure is such things as death rate and also birth rate and population spreads. It also shows the amount of people that are a certain age. The pyramid can also show the different trends and patterns of the age groups. Economic implications are the work force of the country and the industries in the countries. Country Status China is a mixed between and LEDC and MEDC as said earlier, this is because the countries has a mixture of areas where some people are not as fortunate as others. The population of this country is around 1.3 billion. By looking at the map below you can see that it takes up a large space of Asia so there is no surprise that there is a lot of people living in the country. Here is a map to show where China is. Kenya on the other hand is an LEDC suffering from hunger, disease and dehydration. Kenya's population is around 32 million which is much lower than China because of different death rates birth rates, infant mortality which will be explained later. ...read more.

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The hygiene of the country as a whole must be fairly good and the water works. The work force must also be high as to help people live they need jobs, and jobs bring in money so that they can buy such things as clean water, a house, food and water. The life expectancy in Kenya is rather low. Its 45 for males and females. This is mainly because of the two main diseases in Kenya, malaria and H.I.V but starvation and dehydration plays a big part in it as well. There is around about 30 yrs difference which is a great deal. Birth Rate The birth rate in china is around 13 per 1000 and is slowly decreasing. The birth rate is decreasing because of the economic structure of the country and the status or men and female are equal. Years ago men would be the ones that would go out to work to make the money but the roles have now changed and the females also go out to work. This means that they have less time to look after their children, so as time goes on more and more females are getting better jobs lowering the rate of birth rate as the females feel having a baby will lower the chance of success. The economic structure alters this just for the basic reasons that the businesses are hiring the females to work for them. ...read more.

Conclusion

Kenya is a different issue altogether as its main exports are namely, coffee, tea, sisal and pyrethrum. These items don't really provide enough work for everyone in the whole of the country and doesn't bring in enough money. China is a well better off country in all ways as its more industrialised. Conclusion By looking and comparing the data its easy to notice the difference in the two countries and if reading about the countries for the first time, the reader would realise how much better off China is than Kenya. The life expectancy between the 2 countries is so huge its hard to believe that it's true. If the countries were to share there money about there would be enough money to set up businesses in LEDC's, then they would be able to cope. As the country's having to getting on there feet on there own there is not much chance really that they are going to get anywhere. They don't have good enough recourses where they live and live in bad environments so don't have much chance of getting anywhere. The diseases they have are also hard to control as H.I.V and malaria are spread with out even realising it. The death rate and birth rate is much higher in Kenya but this is to try and make up for lost numbers due to different reasons of death. Kenya hasn't got much going for them at this time in age but maybe things will change. Geography Greg Young Page 1 of 4 ...read more.

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