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GCSE Consequences of uneven development


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Standard of living
Based primarily on income and what that level of income will allow a person to buy in the way of necessities and luxury goods
Quality of life
Evaluates the general well-being of individuals and societies. Tied in with the United Nations Universal human rights such as the right to freedom
Extreme differences between poverty and wealth, as well as in peoples' wellbeing and access to things like jobs, housing and education
More International Migration
People move globally from areas that have very little to wealthier more developed areas
Lack of social opportunity
Children in poorer areas get stuck in poverty, with little or no chance of working their way out
Countries with high inequality
Often have lower growth in the wealth of the country (IMF)
Inequality can lead to political instability
Civil wars and riots are more likely when the rich are far richer than the poor.
Billions of people live in poverty
Without access to safe water, education, inadequate food supplies and unsafe shelters.
The richest 50 individuals in the world
have a combined income greater than that of the poorest 416 million
2.5 billion people
living on less than $2 a day 40% of the world's population receive only 5% of global income
The richest 10% of the world's population
have 54% of global income