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CH 11 Global Stratification
Global Stratification Patterns of social inequality in the world as a whole
Global Stratification: An Overview
High Income Countries
• Contain 22% of the world’s people
• Received 80% of global income
• Have a high standard of living based on advanced technology
• Produce enough economic goods to enable their people to lead comfortable lives
Middle Income Countries
• Contain 58% of the world’s people
• Receive 18% of global income
• Have a standard of living about average for the world as a whole
Low Income Countries
• Contain 19% of the world’s people
• Receive 2% of global income
• Have a low standard of living due to limited industrial technology
High-Income Countries
nations with the highest overall standards of living
Middle-Income Countries
nations with a standard of living about average for the
world as a whole
Low-Income Countries
- Nations with a low standard of living in which most people
are poor
Relative poverty
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