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1

What is GNI?

Gross National Income- the total income of a country for a year

2

What is the number of people per doctor?

The ratio between the number of people in the country and the number of doctors.

3

What Is HDI?

Human Development Index- A method of measuring development where GDP per capita, life expectancy and adult literacy are combined to give an overview of how developed a country is

4

Benefits of HDI

Tells you about the level of healthcare, education and income in that country

5

Problems of measuring using HDI

Still an average figure, doesn’t tell you about the inequities within a country

6

Which development measures help to show the standard of healthcare in a country?

Death rate, infant morality rate, life expectancy and number of people per doctor

7

Problems of using access to safe water as a development measure

Doesn’t show levels of education in country or about the income

8

Problems of using GNI per head as a development measure

Doesn’t show all elements e.g. health and education

9

What does DTM stand for?

The Demographic Transition Model

10

Why can’t population pyramids always help us predict the future population structure of a country?

We can’t predict future birth rates or migration flows