2. Origin of Disparities

ORIGINS OF DISPARITY
Explain disparities and inequities that occur within countries resulting from ethnicity, residence, parental education, income, employment (formal and informal), and land ownership.
Planet Geography Third Edition Chapter 5 Development:

China’s Economic Development p. 132-135, including uneven impact of economic development on different parts of China. pdf here:

p128 – 133 Origins of Disparities – Planet Geography 2007

p 132 – 141 Originas of Disparities – Planet Geography 2007

Papua New Guinea’s Economic Development, including the distribution of economic development relating to income distribution, health status and care, educational status and government services p.136-145.

 

Here, Hans Rosling does his gapmaster magic to show the historical transition of wealth and development over 200 years:

 

This video introduces the idea of disparity with a region. Please remember to add detail to the case study examples you are keeping:

 

Follow this link to explore different New York neighbourhoods. Can you find the richest and poorest?

http://envisioningdevelopment.net/map

 

Affordable housing:

 

Describe and explain the disparities that exist in New York. [750-800 words, 15 marks. To access more than 8 marks you must be discussing at least three different categories of disparities]

new-york-map

You will find information on 5 different areas you could focus on here:

Focus One – Disparities in New York City – Income

Focus Two – Disparities in New York City – Residence

Visit the districts of New York you identified as being at the extremes of wealth – using Street View in either Google Maps or Google Earth. Collect some images (screenshots) of the extremes. Look at the availability of affordable housing.

Focus Three – Disparities in New York City – Ethnicity

Explore the maps here: http://130.166.124.2/ny_1.html Look for maps for the year 2000 to compare different ethnicities.

Focus Four – Disparities in New York City – Education and Employment

Go to The New York Times- Mapping America: Every City, Every Block. Explore the available data to find disparities in employment and education between the districts.

Go to the New York City Department of City Planning Community District Profiles. Explore the available data to find disparities in employment and education between the districts.

Focus Five – Disparities in New York City – Health

Health Disparities in New York City

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