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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an economics and geography unit of a standard human geography course. Topics covered include:
- Importance of economic activities
- Global regulation of domestic economic activity
- Growth policies and economic productivity
- Physical capital
- The global economy
1. Economic Growth: How to Raise a Nation's Potential Output
Learn the truth about long run economic growth, including how economists define and illustrate an increase in the potential output of a nation through change in real GDP.
2. Gross Domestic Product: Definition and Components
Learn how economists measure the total production of an economy using gross domestic product (GDP). This lesson also outlines the components that make up a GDP. How do we calculate the economic value of a nation?
3. How Real GDP per Capita Affects the Standard of Living
Have you ever wondered why some countries are better off than others? In this lesson, explore the concept of real GDP per capita, an economic measure of a nation's standard of living, and discover how population, productivity, and the savings rate effect the standard of living.
4. Productivity: The Economy's Long-Run Growth Engine
Using real-world examples, you'll learn more about what productivity is and four things that determine it within a nation - physical capital, technology, human capital, and natural resources.
5. Growth Policy and Economic Productivity
What do savings accounts and promoting education have to do with helping the economy to grow? In this lesson, we will explore government policies that help promote higher long-run economic growth.
6. Investment in Human Capital and Productivity
This lesson explores the education, knowledge and skills of the labor force - what economists call human capital - including how it affects productivity and economic output.
7. Physical Capital: Definition and Effects on Productivity
This lesson explains what physical capital is and why it's important to an economy. Using real-world examples, you'll see how it relates to the process of producing goods and services, which is a major foundation of economic growth.
8. How Productivity Affects Unemployment
Increases or decreases in productivity can affect employment rates. Find out how productivity and unemployment are connected in this lesson as you look at different situations that may occur in an economy.
9. How Technology, Research & Development Affect Productivity
Economists consider productivity to be a nation's long-run growth engine. This lesson explores the connection between technology, research & development, and productivity, using real-world examples.
10. Economic Activity: Pre-Industrial, Industrial & Post-Industrial
This lesson will explore the eras of pre-industrialism, industrialism, and post-industrialism. In doing so, it will highlight subsistence-level living, cottage industries, and the service industry.
11. Global Regulation of Domestic Economic Activity & Wealth
This lesson will explain how different domestic economies are regulated. In doing this, it will explain traditional, market, command, and mixed economy systems as well as subsistence living and communism.
12. National Trade Policies: Economic Impact & Market Share
This lesson will explain national trade policies. In doing so, it will highlight reciprocity and most-favored-nation status. It will also explain non-tariff restrictions and market share.
13. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact
This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'
14. What is Wealth? - Definition, Sources & Distribution
Wealth - most of us want it, but what exactly is it? In this lesson, you'll learn what wealth is from an economic perspective and learn how it is measured. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz to reinforce your knowledge.
15. Bartering Systems: Definition & Concept
In this lesson we explore one of mankind's oldest economic activities: bartering systems. Though they can be incredibly complex, most bartering systems are personal exchanges of value with no currency involved.
16. Commodity Economy: Definition & Concept
In this lesson we discuss commodities and commodity economies. Based on globally accepted prices for similar goods, decisions within these specialized economies can have worldwide effects.
17. Class-Based System: Definition & Explanation
Are you upper class, middle class, or lower class? To think about this sort of question, we will begin by introducing you to the general concept of social stratification. We will then explore an overview of social stratification in the United States.
18. Education in Third World Countries
The state of education in Third World Countries has been a focus of international forums for many years. In this lesson, we will explore the education system, or lack thereof, in these countries in greater detail.
19. What is a First World Country? - Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the term First World country, which started as a political description in the 1950s but has changed to an economic description in the 21st century. Both meanings are defined and examples are given.
20. What is a Third World Country? - Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the term Third World country, originally a political term from the Cold War era of the 1950s. Both the original meaning and the more common economic usage are discussed.
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