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.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Theme: Patterns

Why do patterns of development differ in the world?



UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Availability of resources and technology influences economic development and quality of life.

ESSENTIALS

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) 
  • Education 

Factors that influence population growth rates 

  • Modern medicine and hygiene 
  • Education 
  • Industrialization and urbanization 
  • Economic development 
  • Government policy 
  • Role of women in society 

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018