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World geo Exam 2
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% employed in agriculture
Is agriculture still important?
-Among world leaders in corn, soybeans, meat, milk, eggs, etc
Definition of agribusiness
Highly mechanized, large scale farming usually under corporate ownership.
-crops grown to feed livestock
-rely on foreign markets
-historical manufacturing core in the us. northeast.
-industry in canada is highly localized (not done)
Decline of Manufacturing employment
-high production costs motivated corporation to move factories
-first to southeastern united state
-then to mexico, china, and other places.
*techonlogy and automation contribute to decline in manufactoring employment.
What is the service sector?
is the economic base of the north americas economy.
-sector includes high paying jobs
-low-paying jobs are more common.
- the digital divide affects poor and rural populations (don't have access to the internet.)
economy in which tertiary and quaternary sectors dominate employment and expansion
-emply 80% of population
-generate 75% of annual economic output.
-software and entertainment industries accounted for most u.s. sales abroad in 2000.
Rust Belt (onquiz)
zone of decaying factories located in the NE
unemployment in Eastern Canada
-dependence on extractive industries
-decline in wages.
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