Social Studies - 2019-20
WG.14 c - Standard of Living and Quality of Life
The student will apply social science skills to compare and contrast the distribution, growth rates, and characteristics of human population by
c) comparing and contrasting the level of economic development to the standard of living and quality of life.
Why do patterns of development differ in the world?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Availability of resources and technology
influences economic development and
quality of life.
Characteristics of human populations
- Birth and death rates (war, disease, migration)
- Age distribution
- Male/female distribution
- Life expectancy
- Infant mortality rate
- Urban/rural distribution
- Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Factors that influence population growth rates
- Modern medicine and hygiene
- Industrialization and urbanization
- Economic development
- Government policy
- Role of women in society