In this project you will learn about various factors that affect the quality of people’s lives around the world. You will also learn about the various measurements used to assess quality of life. You will produce a bristol board displaying and analysing 5 quality of life statistics for 4 countries including Canada.
Step 1 (10 marks)
Using the recording sheet collect the 9 statistics for Canada and 3 countries of your choice. You need to choose a variety of more and less developed countries. Go to http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries for the information.
Choose one statistic from each category (eg. health). Enter these into Excel in the given format (see assignment sheet).
Step 3 (25 marks)
For each of the statistics, create a column graph using Excel. You will be shown how to do this. Be sure to include on each graph:
Write an analysis (a paragraph) for each graph. For each graph, answer the following questions:
Step 5 (5 marks for presentation)
Compile all of the above on a bristol board in a neat and eye-catching display. Add colour, flags, a title, etc.
This assignment will be graded out of: 65
Life Expectancy measures how many years a person can expect to live for at the time of their birth.
Under 5 Mortality Rate measures how many children per 1000 die before the age of five.
Gross National Income per Capita measures how much wealth each person would have if everyone had the same wealth.
Population Living Below the Income Poverty Line measures what percentage of people live on less than $1.25 a day.
Adult Literacy Rate measures what percentage of adults can read and write.
Mean Years of Schooling measures the number of years the average citizen attends.
Carbon Dioxide Gas Emissions measures how many tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (a greenhouse gas) each country emits per person living there.
Population Living on Degraded Land measures the percentage of people who live on polluted land.
Internet Users measures the percentage of the population that has access to the internet.