The Living World
21 Topics | 21 Quizzes

The Consequences of Uneven Development

Due to the many factors that cause uneven development, the world’s economy is seriously imbalanced. Some countries are far more developed than others across almost all measures, such as economic growth, healthcare availability and education quality.

There are several consequences of this uneven development, which have become increasingly visible in the 21st century:

An educational graphic focusing on health disparities between high-income countries (HICs) and low-income countries (LICs). The title 'Health' is at the top in bold. The text explains that LICs cannot invest in world-class healthcare, leading to differences in causes of death compared to HICs. LICs experience more childbirth-related deaths and infectious diseases, while HICs' main causes of death are chronic illnesses such as cancer or heart disease. On the right, there are icons representing health: a heart with a pulse line and an open hand underneath it, and three doctor figures at the bottom.
An infographic highlighting global wealth disparity. On the left, three stylised human figures in orange, yellow and green stand above a dotted line, with a silhouette of a person seated beside stacks of gold coins, indicating wealth accumulation. On the right, a text block contains the title 'Wealth' in bold, with text explaining that there is a significant global wealth distribution gap. It states that the richest 10% of the world's population receives more than 52% of all global income. Also, it notes that North America holds about 35% of global wealth, while Africa accounts for only 1%.
An educational graphic about Migration. The left side of the image has a text block with a headline 'Migration' in bold. It describes international migration as a result of uneven development and the desire of people to improve their situation. The text discusses the push and pull factors for migration such as employment opportunities, healthcare and escaping crime. It notes an increase in migration to Europe in the 21st century due to wars in the Middle East and Northern Africa, suggesting potential benefits for both migrants and the European economy. To the right, there are two graphics: one showing a figure with a briefcase and an arrow indicating movement, and another figure with a child, representing family migration, and the second graphic is a globe with location pins, symbolising international travel or relocation.

You’ve used 10 of your 10 free revision notes for the month

Sign up to get unlimited access to revision notes, quizzes, audio lessons and more

Sign up