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There are many different terminology uses to describe the development of a nation, which can often lead to confusion. In the 1950s and 1960's poorer nations were labeled as backwards or undeveloped. Yet this did not accurately describe the status of nations, due to the fact that ever nation in some way is developing. Thus, undeveloped as replaced with underdeveloped, implying that there was as some development taking place. However, the term offended several people, as it implicated that other nations were inferior, therefore, it was changed to less developed countries. Over the years the title for a poorer nation was changed several times from developing, to third world, to a least common Two-Thirds World. Generally, people believed that the Northern hemisphere of the earth was richer than the South, yet not all richer countries were situated in the north. Thus, the modern term used is ELDC (Economically Less Developed Countries) and EMDC (Economically More Developed) or LEDC (Less Economically Developed Country) and MEDC (More Economically Developed Country). A nations Gross National Produce (GDP) determines whether it is a MEDC OR LEDC. However, there are other indicators of development that are used to identify social, economic and environmental differences between nations these aspects are part of the Human Development Index (HDI). ...read more.


These slums are very unsanitary, with little access to water, the people that live there could be evicted at any time, eventually being left with no where to go. Despite the fact that the government has set up housing finance institution however, it went bankrupt twice because it could not collect the loans from the developers11. The air and water pollution is a major concern for the Philippines. Major infectious disease are past from food or are water borne diseases, such as bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and typhoid fever.12 The first case of HIV in the Philippines was reported in 1982. In 2003 it was reported that 9,000 Filipino's were living with HIV. Of the total cases found 62% were men, with the mode of transmission was heterosexual contact, followed by homosexual and bisexual contact.13 Less that 500 people have died in the Philippines as a result of HIV. In contrast, the US has a higher population of HIV with 950,000 people living with AIDs. In 2005 there were a reported 17,011 deaths as a result of HIV.1415 Another way of measuring the development of a country is the literacy rate. The literacy rate in the US is based on everyone over the age of 15 who can read and write, thus the total of literacy in the US is 99%.. ...read more.


Peopleandplante.net. 13 December 2007. March 2008. http://peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=343) 1( http://www.hurights.or.jp/asia-pacific/no_34/02.htm). NationMaster.com. March 2008. http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php "Philippines at a Glance." You and Aids. UNDP. 2007. March 2008. http://www.youandaids.org/Asia%20Pacific%20at%20a%20Glance/Philippines/index.asp "Special Analysis 2002" U.S Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. March 2008. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/2002/analyses/private/tables/tab04.asp "Economy of the Philippines." Wikipedia. March 2008 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_the_Philippines 1 "United States." The World Factbook.CIA. 2 "United States." The World Factbook.CIA. 3 "Doctor Deficit." Time. 20 September 2003. March 2008. 4 "Hunger: facts, prospercts." People and food and agriculture. Peopleandplante.net 5 "United States." The World Factbook. CIA. 7 "Philippines." The World Factbook. CIA. 8 Philippines." The World Factbook. CIA. 9 "Philippines." World Factbook. CIA 10 "Hunger: facts, prospercts." People and food and agriculture. Peopleandplante.net 11 .( http://www.hurights.or.jp/asia-pacific/no_34/02.htm). 12 "Philippines." World Factbook. CIA 13 "Philippines at a Glance." You and Aids. UNDP. 2007. 14 "United States."World FActbook. CIA 15 NationMaster.com. March 2008. http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php 16 NationMaster.com. March 2008. http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php 17 Palacio, Rose. "RP population now 83 million." 2004/09/07. March 2008. 18 Palacio, Rose. "RP population now 83 million." 2004/09/07. March 2008. 19 "Special Analysis 2002" U.S Department of Education. 20 "Special Analysis 2002" U.S Department of Education. 21 "Philippines." The world Factbook. CIA 22 Philippines." The world Factbook. CIA 23 Philippines." The world Factbook. CIA 24 NationMaster.com. March 2008. http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php 25 NationMaster.com. March 2008. http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php 26 "Economy of the Philippines." Wikipedia. March 2008 27 "Economy of the Philippines." Wikipedia. March 2008 ...read more.

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