DISPARITIES IN WEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Here are the learning objectives for this unit, if you have lost yours please download here

1. MEASUREMENTS OF REGIONAL AND GLOBAL DISPARITIES

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World Bank Data

The World Bank's Classification of Countries


via chartsbin.com


WIDER READING

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While some aspects of geography can be measured, others cannot. Is this the case? What is it about a quality that means it cannot be quantified?


2. ORIGINS OF DEVELOPMENT DISPARITIES



WIDER READING



3. ORIGINS OF DISPARITIES AND INEQUITIES (project courtesy of Geographyalltheway)

The aim is to be able to use a case study example to explain disparities and inequities that occur within countries resulting from ethnicity, residence, income, education, employment and land ownership.

Task: Describe and explain the disparities that exist in New York.[750-800 words, 30 marks. To access more than 20 marks you must be discussing at least three different categories of disparities] Download the mark scheme here

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Focus One - Disparities in New York City - Income

Explore the districts of New York - are there any patterns in the income of the residents?

Focus Two - Disparities in New York City - Residence

Visit the districts of New York using Street Viewing Google Maps or Google Earth. Collect some images of the extremes. Look at the availability of affordable housing.

Focus Three - Disparities in New York City - Ethnicity

Are there any links between what you have seen in Focus One and Focus Two and the information presented in these maps?

Focus Four - Disparities in New York City - Education and Employment

Click on the link The New York Times- Mapping America: Every City, Every Block. Explore the available data to find disparities in employment and education between the districts.

USEFUL LINKS
**http://envisioningdevelopment.net/map**
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pr2010/pr008-10.shtml
http://130.166.124.2/ny_1.html
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/lucds/cdstart.shtml

What Is Affordable Housing? from the Center for Urban Pedagogy on Vimeo.



YOUR WORK

DISPARITIES IN MEXICO




4. MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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Useful Sites

UNSTAT Score Cards from the Center for GLobal Development


Here is the report for progress on the MDGS as of 2011



Here is an interesting article showing how S. Asia is making slow progress in achieving the MDG's Click Here to read more

Poor beats rich in MDG race from Gapminder Foundation on Vimeo.

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5. Reducing Inequalities


An interesting Video here about the increasing role of China in Africa - perhaps a new era of colonialism for the African Continent?

To supplement the video, here is an interactive map from Forbes to show the growth and reach of Chinese overseas investments.

Trade



Trade Blocs


New African Trade Blocs

Export Processing Zones



Trade Wars - Banana's



Your work: Great job guys



AID


Aid is still Vital Role of Women

AID VS TRADE





DEBT



A USEFUL UPDATE ON THE DEBT SITUATION FROM THE GUARDIAN

REMITTANCES


EXIT - "Remittances, sending money home" Map... por FondationCartier





REGIONAL AND GENDER INEQUALITIES IN INDIA

source: COMPARING INDIAN STATES