Economic And Cultural Divide Between Developed And Developing Countries

1019 Words Jan 6th, 2016 5 Pages
The economic and cultural divide between developed and developing countries has been apparent throughout history, so the existence of this ever growing “gap” is no secret to any global citizen. Although this gap has been evident for decades, we must ask ourselves how has this gap continued to grow as the world advances. How can one measure the size of this gap if it is not actually visible? By comparing the economic statues of multiple developed and developing countries along with their levels of gender equality that obviously contributes to the economic gap. These factors can be used to assess the gap that has grown and continues to grow between the developed and developing worlds.
A developed country is defined as a country that is more industrialized and have higher per capita income levels, leaving developing nations as countries with an underdeveloped industrial base and low human development index. While it is obvious that not all countries can be developed, the difference in economic activity has become more drastic. An example of the developmental differences between this countries when speaking of economy is most apparent when studying the difference in poverty levels around the globe. The world bank defines moderate poverty as living on less than $2.00 USD per day while extreme poverty is defined as living on less than $1.25 USD per day per day. It has been estimated that in 2008, 1.5 million households in America lived on less than 2.00 USD a day qualifying…

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