Activity 3C: Why the Difference?

Ask the students to refer to the discussion and their graphs and maps, as well as the following quote to answer the question below in one paragraph:

"On average, an individual born in a developed country can now expect to outlive his/her counterpart in the developing world by more than 11 years."

- U.S. Bureau of the Census,
International Population Reports,
P25, 9203, An Aging World II.
U.S. Government Printing Office,
Washington D.C., 1992, pp. 20-21.

QUESTION : Why is there such a difference in life expectancy between a developed and a developing country?


Census, population difference 

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Unit Reference: 
Our Aging World
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 3: Life Expectancy Around the World Today