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Kelly Lussier EC 348D Development Economics LIFE IN CAMBODIA.

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1 Kelly Lussier EC 348D Development Economics LIFE IN CAMBODIA

2 STATISTICS  GDP: $14.04 billion  Population: million  GDP per capita: $1,036  Poverty rate: 19.8%  HDI: 0.543, #138 in the world

3 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

4  Many live in partially constructed homes  Permanent houses = poor infrastructure, many without indoor plumbing or A/C LIFESTYLE CASE STUDY

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6  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

7 LIFESTYLE CASE STUDY

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9 CHALLENGES AHEAD  Growing inequalities:  income  gender  rural/urban development  Young labor force is large, but unskilled  will require education


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