Presentation on theme: "Kelly Lussier EC 348D Development Economics LIFE IN CAMBODIA."— Presentation transcript:
Kelly Lussier EC 348D Development Economics LIFE IN CAMBODIA
STATISTICS GDP: $14.04 billion Population: 14.86 million GDP per capita: $1,036 Poverty rate: 19.8% HDI: 0.543, #138 in the world
LIFESTYLE CASE STUDY 1/3 of Cambodians live on less than $1/day Families average 3 children Infant mortality has decreased, but is tied to low levels of maternal education and income Average of 5.8 years of schooling, only 44% of girls get through secondary schooling
Many live in partially constructed homes Permanent houses = poor infrastructure, many without indoor plumbing or A/C LIFESTYLE CASE STUDY
Cambodians begin working full time at 15 years old 37% of children work as minors (5-14 years old) Work conditions: Long hours, weak contracts, little job security, unsafe/unhealth y conditions
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