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:
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?
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]
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://220.127.116.11/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.