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Cuba, a country profile.

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Cuba By looking at the country profile that listed selected information received from, it is most likely to be one of the South American countries, particularly Cuba. After analysing the country profile there were many clues that determined it was Cuba especially because of its population, area, natural resources and climate. The population of Cuba is 11, 451, 652 people, this is an extremely large population for a land area of 110, 860 sq km (CIA Factbook, 2009). Population Density= Population Divided by Area Population Density= 11,451, 652 divided by 110, 860 sq km Population Density= 103.3 people This means that approximately 103 people live in a land area of 1 sq km. This proves that the population of Cuba is extremely large. The largest population is in Havana, which is the capital city of Cuba. It has a population between 800,000 and one million (CIA Factbook, 2009). The second highest population in Cuba is Santiago De Cuba which has a population of approximately half a million(CIA Factbook, 2009). Recent years have seen great population increases in the capital city of Cuba, and now the surrounding areas of Havana have become crowded due to population shifts from rural areas to the city. ...read more.

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Pension programs are made by employers with the government making up the deficit. The contributions fund maternity, sickness and work-injury programs (Social Development). The national health care system as well covers all citizens whereas, in Bangladesh the system of pensions exist for public employees only. In Cuba women receive equal access to education and are found in most professions. In Bangladesh however, women receive unequal treatment in education, employment and divorce (Social Development). Predicting the Future of Cuba As a result of Cuba's particular demographic trends, Cuba's median age has risen from 23.4 years in 1960 to 32.9 in 2000. It is projected to increase to 43.1 by 2020 (Appendix 3 Fig 1.2), rising even further by 2050 which is the end of the projection period (The future of Cuba, 2003). This rapid aging will have serious effects on the Cuban work force. In 2002, when the country had 1.6 million elderly, the PSR (Potential Support Ratio) in Cuba was 7. By 2050, as the number of elderly is projected to reach 3.7 million (Appendix 3 Fig 1.2), with a relatively unchanged overall population size, the PSR is expected to decline to 2 potential workers per retiree (The future of Cuba, 2003). ...read more.

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Bangladesh used to have a higher literacy rate in the year 2001 and 2002 but has dropped significantly. The literacy rate is 43.1% meaning the economic level is extremely low and it shows that it is a fifth world country. Figure 1.2 This graph shows the total population of males and females, which is currently growing rapidly. The population of Bangladesh in the year 2008 was 156,050,883. Appendix 3 for Cuba Figure 1.1 Cuba Population Pyramid for 2020 Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2020: Figure 1.2 Cuba Population Pyramid for 2050 Predicted age and sex distribution for the year 2050: APA Citation Cuba.(March, 2009) [Online] The World Factbook March 28, 2009. Website: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cu.html Cuba Population.(January, 2008) [Online] IndexMundi March 30, 2009. Website: http://www.indexmundi.com/cuba/population.html Cuban people guide: Population of Cuba. Kwintessential [Online] March 31, 2009 http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/article/Cuba/Cuban-people-guide:-Population-of-Cuba/259 Social development - Bangladesh. [Online] Social Development March 31, 2009. Website: http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Asia-and-Oceania/Bangladesh-SOCIAL- Social development - Cuba. [Online] Social Development March 31, 2009. Website: http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Cuba-SOCIAL-DEVELOPMENT.html The Economic Future of Cuba - USA Today - Cuba Business News - Havana Journal. (August, 2006.) [Online] Havana Journal March 31, 2009. Website: http://havanajournal.com/business/entry/the-economic-future-of-cuba-usa-today/ The future of cuba. the direction and economy of cuba. the leaders of cuba. (2003) [Online] March 31, 2009. Website: http://www.geocities.com/cubafuture/ ?? ?? ?? ?? Lily Ivkovic & Kamalika Barua Monday March 30th, 2009 ...read more.

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