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Employment Structures In MEDCs and LEDCs North and South MEDCs are countries which have a high standard of living and (usually) a large GDP. LEDCs are.

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1 Employment Structures In MEDCs and LEDCs North and South MEDCs are countries which have a high standard of living and (usually) a large GDP. LEDCs are countries with a low standard of living and (usually) a much lower GDP. The map shows the locations of most LEDCs and MEDCs. Notice how most of the southern hemisphere is less developed, while most countries of the northern hemisphere are more developed.standard of livingGDP The Brandt Line

2 Malaysia – an NIC (Newly Industrialised Country) 1970 was an LEDC By 1995 was an NIC What has changed in terms of the Employment Structure?

3 Employment Structures in different countries – can be graphed in various ways Which statement applies to which graph? Farming is very important because people often grow the food they eat. Machinery has taken over jobs in the primary sector. Also, primary resources have become exhausted (e.g. coal). The number of people employed in the secondary sector is falling. This is because fewer people are needed to work in factories as robots are taking over jobs. While it is developing its economic base there are still a large number of people employed in primary industries such as farming. Tourism provides a growing number of tertiary jobs.

4 Graph and describe employment structures for 3 different types of country. Fill in the gaps and then Draw divided bar charts. CountryPrimarySecondaryTertiary UK2%???70% USA???26%68% Mexico28%???48% Malaysia???24%50% Kenya75%???12% Ethiopia85%2%???


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