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GLOBAL DIVERSITY  AND  INTERDEPENDENCE    ISS 315    ASSIGNMENTS 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENS

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Introduction Assignment 1 Assignment 2 Assignment 3 Assignment 4 Assignment 5 2010 World Population Data Human Development Index Poverty Index Gender Related Development Index Gender Empowerment Index

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INTRODUCTION

This course pack includes five assignments on the following topics: • • • • • 2010 World Population Data Human Development Index Poverty Index Gender Related Development Index Gender Empowerment Index

Please remember: • • • • • These assignments are to be completed throughout the semester There is no due date for these assignments In each exam you will get questions based on these assignments Generally speaking, you do not need to memorize the numbers. Instead, try to understand the overall picture and the global trends on different global issues Specific assignments are attached with each data set and details will be given out in our classes

Good luck and have a great semester.

Fayyaz Hussain, Ph.D. 5-H Berkey Hall Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48823

(517) 353-9964 hussain3@msu.edu

48%
The percentage of the world’s population living below $2 a day.

81
The average life expectancy at birth for men and women in Canada, Martinique, and Singapore.

2.5
The total fertility rate worldwide. TFRs range from 0.9 children per woman in Taiwan to 7.0 in Niger.

14.3%
The percentage of Zimbabwe’s population with HIV/AIDS in 2009, down from 23.7% in 2001.

POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU

2011
WORLD POPULATION DATA SHEET
THE WORLD AT 7 BILLION
I N F O R M | E M P O W E R | A DVA N C E | w w w. p r b . o r g © 2011 Population Reference Bureau 2011 WORLD POPULATION DATA SHEET 1

MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES, 2011 AND 2050
2011
COUNTRY China India United States Indonesia Brazil Pakistan Nigeria Bangladesh Russia Japan...
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