Ch 61: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 18.1: Definitions of Development

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The Definitions of Development chapter of this Holt McDougal Economics Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with development. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Definitions of Development textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Human development index
  • Real GDP per capita
  • Population characteristics
  • Economic inequality
  • Major obstacles to development

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5 Lessons in Chapter 61: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 18.1: Definitions of Development
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Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

1. Economic Inequality: Differences in Developed and Developing Nations

Economic inequality refers to the differences in wealth between individuals and populations. Learn about economic inequality and the differences in developed nations and developing nations.

Less-Developed Countries & Obstacles to Development

2. Less-Developed Countries & Obstacles to Development

Lesser-developed countries experience low economic growth compared to other nations and face various hurdles to development. Learn more about lesser-developed countries and the social, political, economic, and financial obstacles that they must overcome to advance.

Real GDP Per Capita: Definition & Formula

3. Real GDP Per Capita: Definition & Formula

There are many different ways that economists measure a nation's wealth. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and meaning of one such metric - real GDP per capita. After finishing the lesson, you can check your understanding with a short quiz.

Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

4. Population Characteristics of Highly Developed & Developing Countries

Characteristics of the population in a highly developed country differ widely from those in a developing country. Learn about certain population differences including infant mortality rate, total fertility rate, replacement-level fertility, and age structure.

What Is the Human Development Index? - Definition & Explanation

5. What Is the Human Development Index? - Definition & Explanation

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistical composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. Study the definition of the Human Development Index and an explanation of its key features.

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