In this assessment, you will choose an economically advanced country and a developing country, and will assume the role as an assistant researcher who is tasked with conducting a detailed study of how the different international trade situations and the differing cultural diversity produces the observable disparities between these two countries.
Your research must be detailed and presented in a minimum of a 4-page research paper.
Your paper will describe, how you determined what data to collect, the sources of that data, how you sorted that data, the time periods that the data describes, and how you chose to analyze the data.
Using World Bank data, conduct research to determine how economically different the two countries, that you chose, are by examining and comparing economic and social indicators, such as the following, for the year 2015. Include the data that you collected as an appendix to your final report.
GDP (constant 2010 US$)
GDP per capita (constant 2010 US$)
Exports of goods and services (constant 2010 US$)
Imports of goods and services (constant 2010 US$)
External balance on goods and services (current US$)
External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)
Population, female (% of total population)
Population, male (% of total population)
Rural population (% of total population)
Urban population (% of total population)
Life expectancy at birth, female (years)
Life expectancy at birth, male (years)
Employment to population ratio, 15+, total (%) (modeled ILO estimate)
Employment to population ratio, 15+, male (%) (modeled ILO estimate)
Employment to population ratio, 15+, female (%) (modeled ILO estimate)
Individuals using the Internet (% of population)
Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)
Prevalence of undernourishment (% of population)
Then, expand your research into the cultural differences, including political structure, average education, and social influences, to determine why these two countries are so different.
World Bank Website Link https://data.worldbank.org/
The following additional resources may help you to familiarize yourself with how multiculturalism and diversity play a significant role in aiding economic growth and development.