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urbanization
Movement of people from rural areas to cities
rural decline
worsening economic conditions in the countryside, including rising unemployment and growing poverty
spatial inequality
the unequal distribution of wealth or resources in a geographic area, so that some places are richer than others
heart of the city
center of the city, often the commercial or historical area
outskirts
outlying areas of a city or town
slums
Poor, run-down urban neighborhoods
tenements
Apartment buildings for the poor; often very crowded and very dirty
urban
City
rural
Country
standard of living
the quality of life based on the possession of necessities and luxuries that make life easier
high standard of living
having enough money and resources to live comfortably without worry
low standard of living
no electricity, no running water, little education
developed country
a modern, industrialized country in which people are generally better educated and healthier and live longer
developing country
A country that has low industrial production and little modern technology
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