Chapter 9

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T or F: In low-income nations inequality between men and women is greater than it is in high-income countries

True

The global region that has made the greatest strides out of poverty is

Asia.

Which social theorists is identified with modernization theory

Max Weber

T or F: Modernization theory was created as a criticism of U.S. foreign policy.

False

T or F: In Walt Rostow's model of economic development the first stage before the modernization process begins is called "take-off stage."

False

T or F: In low-income nations population growth is generally very high.

True

T or F: Some forms of marriage found in the world today amount to slavery.

True

T or F: Some forms of marriage found in the world today amount to slavery.

True

T or F: For every dollar earned by someone in a low-income nation a person in a high-income nation earns about four dollars.

False

Which type of slavery consists of employers holding workers by paying them too little to cover their debts?

debt bondage

According to Immanuel Wallerstein's theory of global capitalism which nations are at the "core" of the world economy?

high-income nations

T of F: Modernization theory claims that what we need to explain in human history is not poverty but affluence.

True

While modernization theory focuses on _____. dependency theory focuses on _____.

production of wealth; distribution of wealth

Approximately how many people in the world die each year due to starvation?

9 million

In the world's lowest-income nations two in ten children born die by the age of

five.

T of F: The region in the world with the greatest number of poor "street children" is Latin America.

True

Modernization theory claims that

the main causes of poverty involve culture and technology.

T of F: Modernization theory was created as a criticism of U.S. foreign policy.

False

T of F: The poorest 20 percent of the world's people live on just 2 percent of the world's income.

True

T of F: Typically people in low-income countries do more physical labor but they consume fewer calories than people in rich nations.

True

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