LEDCs ......Less Economically Developed Countries

Although the LEDCs do not have as many resources as the MEDCs, there is always the possiblity of a volcanic eruption causing more damage in a MEDC than in a LEDC.

Why do people move from rural to urban areas in LEDCs?

LEDCs = less economically developed countries e.g. Zimbabwe, India etc, mainly 3rd world countries

What are the effects of rural-urban migration in LEDCs?

The main difference between floods in MEDCs and LEDCs are the impacts of floods in each place. Very similar floods produce severely worse effects in Ledcs than they do in Medcs. The Boscastle and Bangladesh floods were essentially very similar in terms of amount of rain and water that flooded the land, never the less in Boscastle, despite there being severe damage to property and the whole of the town being flooded, there were no deaths. In contrast in Bangladesh there were over 1000 deaths due to the flooding itself, and many more died due to injury and disease related to the flood. On top of this 30 million people in Bangladesh were made homeless in contrast to only a few in Boscastle, who were only left homeless for a short time.

LEDCs rely on aid for funding while MEDCs rely on the government.

Some MEDCs may genuinely wish to address these grievances while others may wish to avoid them through clever ways that don't make them look bad (even under the Obama administration, for example, US delegates often say that the reason why they wish not to provide economic aid is because they don't trust that the government isn't corrupt or that it will spend the money efficiently). Others may wish to truly address the issue through a compromise that tries to make LEDCs and MEDCs happy. On the other hand, others may wish to approach the topic differently, such as thinking about the exploitation of LEDCs by forces from within the country (like a corrupt government). The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is one example to combat that.

LEDCs are Less Economically Developed Countries e.g. India, most of Africa
The LEDC(Less Economically Developed Country) sector includes countries with a lower GDP and a lower standard of living than MEDC (More Economically Developed Country) countries. Indicators used to classify countries as LEDC or MEDC include industrial development and education. MEDCs pursue the expansion of manufacturing industries and provide a wider access to in-classroom public education than LEDCs, which generally rely on agriculture and have less educational opportunities for their populations (, 2011).LEDCs are not as organised as MEDCs, leading to many problems in the recovery process. After the Hati earthquake, most of the 1.5 million homeless had to live in makeshift tents and camps. These camps had poor standards leading to more people dying from disease. Others risked flooding. In the Christchurch earthquake, the homeless were moved to safe shelters, citizens were well educated and able to organize. MEDCs recover from a disaster like this much faster than LEDCs.
Describe the overall pattern of the map. Where are most of the MEDCs and LEDCs?

In the end, can tourism help LEDCs develop or not?

What is also a pro when it comes to MEDCs is that they believe that they cannot raise children with a low income which means that they only have children if it does not affect their standard of living. This shows us one more time that reducing birth rates in LEDCs can only be done by improving the standard of living in those countries.

Is it easy to divide the world into MEDCs and LEDCs? Explain your answer.

Best Answer: In general, LEDCs are non-industrial nations

The world’s population is increasing very fast, this is due to many factors such as education, health, poverty, place of residence, and social class. Population growth is more common in Less economically developed countries ( LEDCs ) as they are less educated, and believe they need more children to help them make a living and take care of them in the future. Around 95% of population growth is happening in the LEDCs which means education is needed especially between the women in the LEDCs so that the birth rates decrease and there standard of living improves. Governments have even tried to help improve this by improving health care as well as education. Some countries have tried to control birth control however this is not so successful (excluding China).

Disadvantages for LEDCs

Posts about LEDCs written by Kaddy ..

In many LEDCs, at the age of 4, girls start to assume household tasks, take care of their little brothers and sisters, replace their mothers in the house when she is engaged in agricultural work or help her with field work, livestock and handicraft work (Nestvogel, 1996). Children in LEDCs have to work to help their families and LEDCs spend significantly less money on education as comparison to their MEDC counterparts (as highlighted in Figure 3). Thus, it comes as no surprise that primary-school-age children out of school in LEDCs make up 76 percent of the world's out of school primary-school-age children, according to statistics from UNESCO Institute of Statistics. (Figure 4) Children of the lower class that do attend school in LEDCs and are not taught in the well-structured private schools of the children of upper-class families. They also do not have access to the private tutors that children from upper-class families are provided with. As a result, they often have to face poor classroom conditions. For example, in some Pakistani classrooms, children must sit on mud floors (Nestvogel, 1996).