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© 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

TABLE 21.1  Indicators of Economic Development

Country Group

Population, 2006

Gross National Income per Capita, 2006 (dollars)

Literacy Rate (percent over 15 years of age)

Infant Mortality, 2006 (deaths before age 5 per 1,000 births)

Internet Users per 1,000 People, 2005

Low-income

2.4 billion

650

60.8

   114

44

Lower middle-income

2.3 billion

1,778

88.9

39.8

86

Upper middle-income

810 million

5,913

93.1

29.9

194

High-income

1.0 billion

36,487

98.7

6.9

523

Life in the Developing Nations: Population and Poverty

While the developed nations account for only about one-quarter of the world’s population, they are estimated to consume three-quarters of the world’s output. This leaves the developing countries with about three-fourths of the world’s people but only one-fourth of the world’s income.

The simple result is that most of our planet’s population is poor.

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