More Economically Developed Countries and Less Economically Developed Countries

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Comparison Between MEDC and LEDC

The comparisons between MEDC- More Economically Developed Country and

LEDC-Less Economically Developed Country are many and varied but are

mainly related to finance which gives the MEDC a higher standard of

living for its occupants than those of the LEDC.

Geographically most MEDC are situated in the northern hemisphere were

as the LEDC are mostly in the southern hemisphere. Most MEDC are well

advanced or have completed their development period for example the

United Kingdom were as the LEDC are still in the early stages.

Development of a country can be shown in a demographic transition

model; this model consists of four stages. Stage one is pre modern

which is when the birth rate and death rate fluctuate between each

other which keeps population at a low, but stable point. Next is

urbanizing and industrializing, at this stage the death rate drops due

to better health care, standard of living etc and causes the

population to increase quite quickly. Stage three is called mature

industrial in this phase the birth rate stays high and the death rate

is low so the population still increases quickly due to better

technology. Lastly is the post industrial stage where the birth rate

drops to the same level as the death rate which causes the population

to become steady once again. An MEDC would be in stage four or nearing

the end of it where and LEDC would be in the early stages.

To start the comparisons I will talk about the...

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