Regional Geography 105
Indicators of Development and Underdevelopment Study Guide
REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 105


After the lecture and reading the "Indicators of Development and Underdevelopment" articles you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is development?

How does the United Nations define human development?

What are the three essential capabilities for human development?

What is the HDI and how is it measured?

How does the UN define "Life Expectancy at Birth"?

How does the UN define "Mean Years of Schooling"?

How does the UN define "Expected Years of Schooling"?

How does the UN define "Gross National Income"?

To answer the next two topics use the following directions to access the proper UN data.
1) Click on the following link, UN's interactive data tool (this will open a new window so you can continue to use these directions and see the UN site)

Which five countries in the world have the highest calculated HDI?

Which five countries in the world have the lowest calculated HDI?

Besides the HDI indicators, what are the other commonly used indicators of development?

What are the symptoms of underdevelopment?

How are these symptoms interrelated?

How are the terms First World, Second World, Third World and Fourth World defined?