What are the Most Useful Indicators of Development?
You need to use a range of economic and social indicators to get a full picture of how developed a country is….
Assess the View that Economic Indicators Provide an Unsatisfactory Picture of Development
Economic definitions and ways of measuring development are unsatisfactory. A much clearer and more useful picture emerges when wider social factors are included.’ Assess this view of development and underdevelopment. (20) International organizations such as the World Bank prefer to measure development using economic indicators such as Gross National Product (GNP) and Gross Domestic Product…
Using material from item A, analyse two reasons why Gross National Product may not be sufficient to measure a country’s level of development (10)
Applying material from the item analyse (ten mark) questions appear with an item as the second question on section B of the AQA A Level Sociology topics paper. Before looking at this question, you might like to review the main post on this topic: economic indicators of development. Below is a suggested answer to the…
Economic Indicators of Development
International organisations such as the World Bank prefer to measure development using economic indicators. There are three main economic indicators which are used to give an indication of the overall economic health of a country. This post has primarily been written for students studying the Global Development option for A-level Sociology. Three Economic Indicators of…