For this assignment, you will dive a bit deeper into several concepts presented in this chapter. It is also encouraged for you to make connections with previous chapters! Address the following three prompts (your answers should be approximately one paragraph).
- Which do you think is a better way of determining quality of life: GDP, HDI, World Happiness Index, or the Social Progress Index? Explain.
- Review the Demographic Transition Model from Chapter 3 over Population and Rostow’s 5 Stages of Economic Development. How can you relate the DTM to Rostow’s model discussed in Economic Geography?
- Explain Wallerstein’s Global Systems Theory. Why does Jared Diamond think that Europe was able to become a “core” country?