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  BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Geography | Urbanrural | Urban growth in LEDCs
LEDCs tend to have a low level of
This means that they have fewer people living in towns and cities compared to the number of people living in the countryside - but that this situation is changing fast.
This is harder to measure as it tries to consider factors that make people happy, such as culture, leisure time, and safety.
www.bbc.co.uk /schools/gcsebitesize/geography/urbanrural/urbanpatternsledcrev2.shtml   (371 words)

  Miscellaneous   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That means that most of the population is less than 15 years old – so a lot of the population depends on their parents and the government for food, education and health care.
The problem is, LEDCs will continue to be in poverty as their populations continue to grow.
LEDCs need to overcome poverty to provide basic services such as clean water and health care so fewer children die, so couples need to have fewer children [see the page on Money, Trade and Poverty for more on this].
maxpages.com /rulingtheworld/Population - !http://maxpages.com/rulingtheworld/Population   (1474 words)

 gcseyears   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Contrasting case studies of different farming systems should be chosen with at least one from each of the UK, EU and LEDCs and should include the farm as a system, the physical and human factors that affect the type of farming, the nature of farming and recent problems and changes.
Agricultural change in LEDCs and MEDCs - overview of increasing world population, rising demand for food supplied, demands for higher efficiency and political policies such as CAP in the EU.
The socio-economic and environmental consequences of tourism in LEDCs and MEDCs.
atschool.eduweb.co.uk /kingworc/departments/geography/gcseyears.html   (907 words)

 Developing country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Development entails a modern infrastructure (both physical and institutional), and a move away from low value added sectors such as agriculture and natural resource extraction.
Other terms sometimes used are less developed countries (LDCs), least economically developed countries (LEDCs), "underdeveloped nations" or "undeveloped nations", Third World nations, the South and "non-industrialized nations".
Conversely, the opposite end of the spectrum is termed developed countries, most economically developed countries (MEDCs), First World nations and "industrialized nations".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/LEDC   (903 words)

 GEOCASES: Case Study: Demographic Ageing
Demographic ageing is the result of (a) increasing life expectancy and (b) declining fertility, with the former being the most important of the two factors.
In LEDCs the population aged 60 years and over is expected to quadruple between 2000 and 2050.
However, this is not to underestimate the considerable adjustments required in MEDCs to cope with population ageing as illustrated by the case study of the UK which follows.
www.geocases1.co.uk /demographic1.htm   (641 words)

 Geography Site: What determines the impact of an earthquake?
Measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale it had the potential to cause massive damage to vulnerable buildings, but because many buildings were designed to withstand earthquakes, only 5000 people were killed.
LEDCs often can't afford to build new structures to the same standards as MEDCs, they have a greater chance of poor quality construction, and they lack the money to upgrade older buildings.
After the Indian earthquake in Gujarat (2001) the Indian government blamed the Gujarat authorities for not having disaster plans, for not educating people about what to do if an earthquake occurred, and for not having systems in place to make sure that buildings were built to withstand earthquakes.
www.geography-site.co.uk /pages/physical/earth/earthquake_impact.html   (1765 words)

 LEDC - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A developing country is a country with a relatively low standard of living, undeveloped industrial base, and moderate to low Human Development Index (HDI).
The term has tended to edge out earlier ones, including the Cold War-defined "Third World", which has come to have unintended negative connotations associated with it.
LEDC is a term used by modern geographers to portray the countries classified as "developing countries" more accurately, specifying that they are less economically developed, which usually correlates best with other factors such as low human development.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=LEDC   (911 words)

 LEDC's: Brazil, India and Kenya to name but 3....   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each school will have its own preferred option for study, which may come about as a result of an exchange or a link with an LEDC, but are more likely, and less prosaically, to be the result of coverage in a textbook series or video series which happen to be in the department.
We use BRAZIL as our LEDC CASE STUDY, although it is one of the more developed, and indeed scores very highly on several indicators.
We use Kenya as an example of an LEDC Winter-sun tourist destination.
www.geographypages.co.uk /ledc.htm   (2241 words)

 Globalisation: Marginalisation of the Poor: Debatabase - Debate Topics and Debate Motions
Globalisation promotes development in LEDCs as well as spreading the technology and knowledge of the MEDCs.There is some evidence to suggest that those countries largely by-passed by globalisation are amongst the poorest.
On the contrary, globalisation was the very force that led to the successful development of Eastern Asia and its ‘economic miracle’.Far from making LEDCs more vulnerable, increasing global integration means that there are better organisational structures in place to deal with world political, economic and social problems including those associated with natural hazards.
International negotiations to reduce and eliminate foreign debt have led to increasing exports of capital and the further indebtedness of the countries affected.
www.idebate.org /debatabase/topic_details.php?topicID=131   (888 words)

 Slashdoc - Difference between earthquakes in LEDCs and MEDCs
The population was not prepared either, they didn’t know that an earthquake was going to happen and weren’t mentally prepared.
First of all, the impact depends on the size of the earthquake, where it hits and its depth in the ground.
The death toll would be higher in LEDCs than MEDCs but the financial problems would be greater in MEDCs.
www.slashdoc.com /documents/72549   (1165 words)

 What are the different forms of aid given by more economically developed countries (MEDCs) to less economically ...
The United States were only prepared to give GM seeds but to some of these people it would only cause more problems.
The country needs to supply the food that is really needed because otherwise it may throw the LEDC in to deeper debt.
I feel that the only way in which to give successful aid is through the best research and meeting the specific needs of the country.
www.studentcentral.co.uk /are_different_forms_aid_given_by_more_economicall_3715   (589 words)

 BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Geography | Urbanrural | Urban land use in LEDCs
In LEDCs the poorest housing is found on the edge of the city - in contrast to MEDC cities whose suburban fringe is very often a place of high quality housing.
The areas of poor quality housing found on the edge of cities in LEDCs are called squatter settlements or shanty towns.
Although every LEDC city has its own characteristics (like those in MEDCs) geographers put together models to illustrate a 'typical' LEDC city.
www.bbc.co.uk /schools/gcsebitesize/geography/urbanrural/urbanpatternsledcrev4.shtml   (329 words)

 Manufacturing Industry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is particular emphasis on the processes of change; on their economic, social and environmental impacts; and on the resultant issues and conflicts.
Candidates should be aware that urban problems stem from the concentration and dispersion of population and economic activity.
They should recognise that urban areas in MEDCs and LEDCs often share similar problems, the differences are ones of scale and severity.
www.habsboys.org.uk /Departments/Geography/6A_Year/6A_syllabus.htm   (1215 words)

 GCSE detail   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rural-urban migration is a continuing feature of LEDCs and includes rural depopulation and urban growth.
Alternative strategies to improve urban housing and welfare in LEDC cities, including self- help schemes and Local Authority schemes, rural enterprises and land reform.
The primary effects of storm damage increase in river discharge and flooding (river and coastal) in LEDCs and MEDCs.
www.thomasalleynes.staffs.sch.uk /depts/geog/gcse.htm   (1569 words)

 Focus On
Much of the oil reserves are found in LEDCs.
But compared to LEDCs with more diverse economies, the countries that rely on selling oil have higher levels of poverty.
But in 1960, a new organisation was formed by a group of LEDCs that relied heavily on selling oil.
www.globaleye.org.uk /secondary_spring03/focuson/power.html   (283 words)

 GeoTopics @ GeoNet
This information is displayed as an age-sex or population pyramid.
Population pyramids of LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Countries) typically have a wide base and a narrow top.
This represents a high birth rate and high death rate.
www.bennett.karoo.net /topics/popn.html   (401 words)

 Development geography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This branch of human geography is intertwined with resource distribution and consumption, demographics, soil quality, topography, climate and natural disasters.
In LEDCs it is often too expensive to accurately collect this data and some governments intentionally or unintentionally release inaccurate figures.
The figure is usually given in US dollars which due to changing currency exchange rates can distort the money's true street value so it is often converted using purchasing power parity (PPP) in which the actual comparative purchasing power of the money in the country is calculated (fOOk).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Development_geography   (2306 words)

 LEDC Urban Models
This pattern is the opposite to that of cities in MEDCs.
Inner city districts of MEDCs date back to the factories and tenement blocks of the Industrial Revolution, whereas the area surrounding the CBD in LEDCs dates from colonial times when it housed the colony's administrators and Governor.
LEDC Urban Land Use for an LEDC urban model case study
geographyfieldwork.com /UrbanModelsLEDCs.htm   (251 words)

 jolt.co.uk public forums - Re-submitted: Fair trade provisions
This will keep the LEDCs on a lower level than the MEDCs as the MEDCs will continue to outproduce them and without tariffs they cannot protect their market.
You are...however, as an LEDC this resolution shall protect you from MEDCs forcing you to drop such subsidies as a prequisite for trading with them.
The issues with different kinds of protectionism are many but the idea of this resolution is to attempt to deal with some of the more glaring inequalities in the world marketplace whilst leaving other problems either for nationstates to work out between themselves, or future resolutions.
forums.jolt.co.uk /printthread.php?t=436874   (1295 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Population change in MEDCs and LEDCsChanges in population involve growth and age structure (pop.pyramids) — birth and death rates, natural increase and decrease, immigration and emigration.
Rural-urban migration in LEDCsRural-urban migration in LEDCs — rural depopulation and urban growth.
Growth of shanty towns — problems of pollution, crime, unemployment and poor services.Strategies to improve housing and welfare in LEDC cities — inc. self-help schemes, Local Authority schemes, rural enterprise and land reform.3.
www.ridgewayschool.com /subjects/geography/gcsespecificationoutilne.doc   (582 words)

 Internet Geography - GeoTopics - Urbanisation
Rapid urbanisation in Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs) is causing many problems.
Many new migrants to cities in LEDCs cannot afford housing.
They are forced to build temporary accommodation in spontaneous settlements.
www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk /topics/urbanproblsledcs.html   (491 words)

 floods in ledcs information -- floods in ledcs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
tourism is now a major source of income for most LEDCs it is necessary to care for natural resources...
Examples might include clearing of forests and farming practices, particularly in LEDCs; or urbanisation...
Concern is a charity which helps people in LEDCs, and can be reached at the Guardian's website...
www.fungfloods.info /floodsinledcs   (401 words)

 Glasgow North Limited - Providing Support Creating Opportunity
Training Tab - Links to websites related to education and training.
LEDC Tab - Links to other Local Economic Development Companies like Glasgow North Regeneration Agency.
Not For Profit Tab - Links to websites related to social economy.
www.glasgownorth.org /businesslinks.html   (133 words)

 YEAR 7 GEOGRAPHY C   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Give three reasons why so many people have moved to cities from the countryside in LEDCs in recent years.
Describe two major problems caused by the rapid growth of cities in LEDCs.
Suggest two ways in which the pattern of land use will differ between cities in MEDCs and LEDCs.
www.hawthorns.com /curriculum/geog/Settlement.htm   (301 words)

 Essay: Do TNCs benefit LEDCs? - Coursework.info
They have their headquarters in their country of origin, and many manufacture their products in LEDCs, where cheap labour is abundant, saving companies money.
TNCs do bring much needed jobs, teach workers new skills, and bring money to the host countries e.g.
Most of the profits made do not actually go to the host countries - they are channelled directly back to the TNCs themselves.
www.coursework.info /GCSE/Geography/Urban_Geography/Do_TNCs_benefit_LEDCs_L35961.html   (199 words)

 International School of Toulouse - Humanities Website - Year 9 Curriculum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The impact of tourism on people on the environment - focusing on LEDCs.
As a highly educated and global thinking individual you want to tell the world about the impact tourism is having on the world, particularly LEDCs.
You need to convince Panorama that this is a worthwhile topic. /humanities/y9geog/tourism/index.htm   (199 words)

 Essay Wiz - Helping to make writing essays a breeze... - 036-084
This is a 7 page paper discussing over-fishing of the world’s oceans, in particular reference to the North Sea, the relationship between the environment and population and fishing and aquaculture in the LEDCs and MEDCs.
In the LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Countries) where larger portions of the population are also malnourished, there has also begun to be a great deal of over-fishing but mainly due to fishermen from wealthier countries who have moved from diminished areas.
In addition, while a great percentage of continents such as Africa have been deemed suitable for aquaculture, funding depends on governmental support which varies from country to country and year to year.
www.essaywiz.com /categories/036-084.html   (1116 words)

 Essay: Do TNCs benefit LEDCs? - Coursework.Info
They have their headquarters in their country of origin, and many manufacture their products in LEDCs, where cheap labour is abundant, saving companies money.
TNCs do bring much needed jobs, teach workers new skills, and bring money to the host countries e.g.
What are the disadvantages of TNCs in LEDCs?
coursework.info /GCSE/Geography/.../Do_TNCs_benefit_LEDCs_L35961.html   (257 words)

 GCSE Revision Development Trade
For poor countries such as LEDCs especially found in Africa the reasons are the opposite of the above such as
LEDCs export raw materials (crops, timber, ores etc) to MEDCs
LEDCs cannot afford to import the manufactured goods they need
www.sln.org.uk /geography/schools/blythebridge/GCSEDevelopmentTrade.htm   (489 words)

 GG10310   (Site not responding. Last check: )
How does the implementation of a structural adjustment programme change the relative importance of the nation state in the project of development in LEDCs.
Outline a development initiative which, in your opinion, would make the biggest difference to standards of living in the rural areas of an LEDC.
Critically discuss the key social, economic and environmental factors which have led to the spread of resource wars throughout the world.
www.inf.aber.ac.uk /pastpapers/iges/exam2005/semester1/GG10310.html   (306 words)

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