Worksheet on Rosling Poverty video

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Worksheet on Hans Rosling's Poverty Documentary 0. Before beginning, predict the answer to these questions: (1) Throughout the world, how many out of every 10 people have electricity in their homes? _7____ (2) Throughout the world, how many children out of every 10 have been vaccinated against measles? ___8__ (3) Throughout the world, how many school-age girls out of every 10 go to school? _8 ____ 1. The United Nations' "Sustainable Development Goals" item 1.1 is to eradicate extreme poverty by _2030______ 2a. "A relative poverty line really measures __inequality_______________." 2b. The African country used in contrast to Sweden to illustrate extreme poverty is __Malawi__________. 3. "During the ___hunger_____________ ____season________ we only eat once a day." 4. On "Dollar Street"... a. at the $1 level homes in Burundi, India, Zimbabwe, and Papua New Guinea are built with _non__ - _durable______ materials and people sleep on the __floor_____. Concerning dental hygiene, people at this level don't have a __toothbrush____________________. b. just above this income level, homes in the Philippines, Colombia, Rwanda, and Bangladesh are made of __more durable______________ materials like _____bricks__________, ____roof with plastic ___, and __iron sheet___________. People here have beds with ___matrresees_____________. "Most important, they all have _electricity___________." 5a. "Poverty Tracker" - What percent of the world's population lived in extreme poverty in each of the following years? 1800: __85_____% 1950: __55____% 1990: __35_____% 1850: _80______% 1970: __50___% 2015: _12_____% 1900: _70____% 5b. Putting these figures in terms of total world population, the number of people in extreme poverty was... about _.85___ billion out of a total population of ___1____ billion in 1800, about __2_____ billion out of a total population of ____4___ billion in 1970, and
about _84______ million out of a total population of _7_____ billion in 2015. 6. [You can underline your answers for this one.] As late as the 1970s, the world's income distribution looked { unimodal , bimodal }; now it looks more { unimodal , bimodal }. 7. In contrast to the earlier African case of extreme poverty, Rosling provides a case study of a farming family in _____Camobodia_____________ in Asia to illustrate what happens when people live just above the extreme poverty level. Concerning this family, "they have ___electricy____________, but no ___gas_______ for cooking." On their farm, they grow _____grass______ to sell to feed ____cattle_________. "Unexpected ___medical_____ ____costs_________ often cause serious ___financial_____________ ___shocks___________ for people just out of ____extreme_________ ____proverty____________." 8. Child Mortality. In 1800, the child mortality rate in the UK was about _33__%, and elsewhere in the world it was as high as (or even higher than) _50______%. Now, child mortality is under __10____% in most places. 9. What happens to the Cambodian woman's babies? [You can underline the correct answer.] a. Both live b. Both die c. One lives, one dies 10. In addition to the U.K. and China, other countries Rosling uses to illustrate the path countries follow to lower child mortality and higher income include __South Korea_____, ______Malawi_________, and ___Ethiopia____________. 11. How did the Malawi family's maize crop turn out? [You can underline the correct answer.] a. Better than expected b. Worse than hoped for 12a. The countries with the highest child mortality rates and lowest incomes get on average about $_100______ of aid per person. 12b. In extreme poverty, women have on average about __5_______children, but above the extreme poverty line women have on average about ____2_____ children.
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