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Developed Countries vs. Developing Countries

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Developed
High per capita GDP
Developed
People live long lives (around 75 years)
Developed
people are well educated and highly skilled; literacy rates around 100%
Developed
Population is growing slowly; birth and death rates are low (green line)
Developed
Most people live in cities; 67-75% are urbanites
Developed
Few people work in agriculture
Developed
consumption of energy is high (red)
Developed
most work in manufacturing or service industry
Developed
transportation and communication networks are well developed
Developed
environmental control is high; resources are fully exploited
Developed
New Zealand
Developed
per capita GDP is $7500 or more
Developed
less than 1/4 of the world's population
Developed
western Europe
Developed
U.S. and Canada
Developing
people do not live long lives (around 50-60 years)
Developing
Most are not well educated
Developing
Population is growing rapidly (pink)
Developing
most live in rural areas or urban slums; city growth is overwhelming the infrastructure
Developing
many people work in agriculture; mostly subsistence farming
Developing
consumption of energy is low (tan)
Developing
few people in manufacturing or service industry; industrial products must be imported
Developing
transportation and communication networks not well developed
Developing
control of the environment is low
Developing
tropical or subtropical climate
Developing
3/4 of the world's population
Developing
Latin America
Developing
Africa south of the Sahara
Developing
Middle East and North Africa
Developing
South Asia
Developing
Southeast Asia
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