Social Studies - 2019-20
WG.14 a - Relative Level of Development
The student will apply social science skills to compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population by
a) examining demographic data to determine the relative level of development;
(moved from WG.5)
Why do patterns of development differ in the world?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Levels of economic development vary
from country to country and from place
to place within countries.
Indicators of economic development
- Urban–rural ratio
- Labor force characteristics (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary sectors)
- Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita
- Educational achievement