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Are all the MEDCs found in the Richer(TM) Northern Hemisphere and the LEDCs found in the Poorer(TM) Southern Hemisphere

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My Essay on the Hypothesis: 'Are all the MEDCs found in the 'Richer' Northern Hemisphere and the LEDCs found in the 'Poorer' Southern Hemisphere. In the world, there are countries that are developed and advanced with economics. This level of economic development usually translates into a high income per capita and a high Human Development Index (HDI). These countries are normally called MEDCs (most economically developed countries). The countries that are less developed and advanced with economics, have a low income per capita and a low Human Development Index (HDI) are normally called LEDCs (less economically developed countries).The MEDCs and LEDCs are plotted on the map on the right. My hypothesis is that the MEDCs are found in the 'richer' northern hemisphere while the LEDCs are found in 'poorer' southern hemisphere. ...read more.

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They also have a higher population size, more people per doctor, and a higher infant mortality. The GDP per capita is normally more than $20,000 for MEDCs and less than $1000 for LEDCs. In addition, the education, adult literacy, life expectancy and access to safe drinking water normally have a percentage above than 90% for MEDCs and the LEDCs have a percentage less than 50%. Moreover, the MEDCs have a population of less than 50 people per Sq. Km and approximately 300 people per doctor with an infant mortality of less than 10 per 1000 births. However, the LEDCs have a population of 50- 100 people per Sq. Km and approximately 4000 people per doctor with an infant mortality of more than 50 per 1000 live births. ...read more.

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In conclusion, my hypothesis is correct as most of the MEDCs are in the northern hemisphere and all my LEDCs are in the southern hemisphere. For the reason of all the indicators which were recorded on each country to show the highness or lowness of the HDI of each country. The main reason for why the MEDCs are in the northern hemisphere is Urbanisation. Meaning means an increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas compared to rural areas. An urban area is a built area such as a town or city. A rural area is an area of countryside. As a country industrialises the number of people living in urban areas tend to increase. The MEDCs urbanised during the 18th and 19th centuries, while the LEDCs went through the process of desertification so more people moved to the MEDCs making it harder for the LEDCs to produce like the MEDCs. ...read more.

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