Candidates must be able to demonstrate apt knowledge of the following topics in economic development.

Topic Candidates should be able to:
• indicators of living standards
• comparing living standards and income distribution
Poverty • definition of absolute and relative poverty
• the causes of poverty
• policies to alleviate poverty and redistribute income
Population • the factors that affect population growth
• reasons for different rates of population growth in different
• the effects of changes in the size and structure of population on different countries
Differences in economic development between countries • differences in economic development between countries

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