What is a Less Economically Developed Country? And how does this affect the lives of those who live there?
- Less Economically Developed Country (LEDC) refers to a nation with a low level of material wellbeing.
- LEDCs are characterised by: high birth rates, high infant mortality, high death rates, low literacy and poor water supply.
- There is little income per person in LEDCs and many cannot afford sufficient food, leading to malnourishment.
- Programmes are now in place to help enable LEDCs to develop an infrastructure, which will alleviate poverty.
About 25,000 people die every day from hunger, malnutrition or related causes.
This is one person every three and a half seconds.
The majority of these deaths occur in less economically developed countries, or LEDCs.
Less Economically Developed Country (LEDC)
A less economically developed country refers to a nation with a low level ...
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