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The Differences between Rich and Poor Countries More economically developed countries are richer. This means that the countries make more money and the people in the countries have more money to spend on health, education, food and luxuries. People in these countries earn enough money so that they can borrow even more and buy their own houses and cars. They do jobs in the service industries, which mean they help people, like teachers and doctors. Less economically developed countries are poorer. That means that the countries make less money and the people in those countries have little money to spend on health, education, food and luxuries. People in these countries often grow their own food to feed themselves and their families. This means that lots of people in less economically developed countries are farmers. Why Are Some Countries So Poor There are lots of reasons why some countries like Africa and the Indian sub continent are so poor. Here are a few of these reasons: > They are mostly old colonial countries. This means that they used to be ruled by one of the rich countries. E.g. Britain used to rule over India. During that period of time the country was exploited by removing the valuable natural resources and not paying a fair price for them. ...read more.


All big cities suffer from similar problems in the form of pollution and congestion. The main problem for less developed cities is the sheer pace of urbanisation and the lack of money to deal with all the problems Population differences In poor countries children generally help their families, for example in farming. In these countries people have to look after themselves because the government does not have enough money for things like old age pensions. Having a lot of children makes sense and it makes it more likely that a child will be around to look after the parents when they get old. In richer countries children are not much of an economic asset! Having children is expensive, women want to have careers, people marry later, and people have financial security so do not need to depend on their children caring for them in old age. Studies have shown that the best way of slowing down population growth in a country is to educate the girls. So even without a country becoming richer it is possible to slow down the birth rate. Average Life Expectancy There is a very strong connection between population and economic development and this can be seen in the changes to the two measurements you have mentioned. ...read more.


These are long-term objectives towards which we will make a specific contribution as part of the broader global movement against poverty and injustice. They are objectives which will guide the work of the whole organisation - not just the international programme - and against which we will judge our impact. 1. People living in poverty will achieve food and income security. 2. People living in poverty will have access to secure paid employment, labour rights, and improved working conditions. 3. People living in poverty will achieve tangible improvements in their health, through increased access to basic health services, clean water, and sanitation. 4. All children living in poverty will achieve their right to a good quality basic education, and poor adults will have access to sufficient educational opportunities to help overcome their poverty. 5. Fewer people die, fall sick, and suffer deprivation as a result of armed conflict or natural disasters. 6. Fewer people will suffer personal or communal violence, forced displacement, or armed conflict. 7. All people will have an effective voice in influencing decisions affecting their lives, will achieve their civil and political rights, and will enjoy equal status with others. 8. Women and men will enjoy equal rights. 9. Ethnic, cultural, and other groups oppressed or marginalised by reasons of their identity will enjoy equal rights and status with other people This Article was written and illustrated by Jasvinder Sandhu ...read more.

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