Global Stratification

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Global Stratification by Mind Map: Global Stratification

1. Social Issues in the News

2. The Nature and Extent of Global Stratification

2.1. Concept - Global stratification: the unequal distribution of wealth, power, prestige, resources, and influence among the world's nations.

2.2. Classifying Global Stratification

2.2.1. Wealthy Nations

2.2.2. Middle-Income Nations

2.2.3. Poor Nations

2.3. Global Poverty

2.3.1. Concept - Vulnerability to poverty: a significant probability that people who are not officially poor will become poor within the next year.

2.3.2. Poverty Indexes

2.4. Global Inequality

3. The Impact of Global Poverty

3.1. Human Development

3.1.1. Concept - Life expectancy: the average number of years that a nation's citizens can be expected to live

3.1.2. Child Mortality Concept - Child mortality: the number of children who die before age 5 per 1,000 children.

3.1.3. Sanitation and Clean Water

3.1.4. Malnutrition Concept - Malnutrition: the status of being inadequately nourished arising from a lack of good food combined with infections and diseases such as diarrhea that sap the body of essential nutrients.

3.1.5. Adult Literacy Concept - Adult literacy: percentage of people 15 and older who can read and write a simple sentence.

3.1.6. United States and Uganda

3.2. The Status of Women

3.2.1. Concept - Maternal mortality: the number of women who die during childbirth for every 100,000 live births.

3.2.2. Concept - Dowry deaths: the murder of a new wife by her husband and/or his relatives because she has not paid the groom money or goods.

3.3. The Status of Children

4. Explaining Global Stratification

4.1. Modernization Theory

4.1.1. Concept - Modernization theory: the view that global stratification results from a failure of poor nations to have the beliefs, values, and practices necessary for industrialization and rapid economic growth.

4.2. Dependency Theory

4.2.1. Concept - Dependency theory: the view that global stratification results from the colonization and exploitation of the poorest nations by the richest ones.