Five Stages of Economic Development


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Which of the following is NOT one of Rostow's five stages of economic development?

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1. Which of the five stages of economic development takes place over approximately 60 years?

2. What are the two ends of the spectrum that, in many ways, replaced the ideas of first, second and third world economies, even though some of those terms are still used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of Rostow's five stages of economic development by completing these assessments. To pass, you have to be familiar with what occurs in each stage and the terms used to describe the countries in each stage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Tested information includes:

  • Rostow's five stages of economic development
  • Numbered world term for a Communist-ruled country in its drive to maturity or beyond
  • Labor focused stage of development focused on agriculture and survival necessities

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the ends of the spectrum that replaced first, second, and third world economy ideas
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on economic development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stage of development that lasts about 60 years

Additional Learning

Learn about how a traditional society can become a society of high mass consumption by reviewing the lesson titled Five Stages of Economic Development. The objectives covered include:

  • Review the characteristics of more-developed countries and less-developed countries
  • Understand the qualities of the five stages
  • Know who W.W. Rostow was