Gapminder: Japan and India

In I&S class I’ve researched development in Japan and India. We are using Gapminding.

Birth Rate

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The Birth Rate is the total number of births per 1,000 of a population in a year. In this graph, India has more birth rate than Japan and higher population. However both country getting higher life expectancy. Japan shows a decline for birth rate as an MEDC(More Economically Developed Countries). This is not beneficial because there wold be lass worker in industrialised a cities.

Infant Mortality Rate

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Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children less than one year of age per 1,000 live births. In this graph, both country developed there infant mortality. It means both country get better medical treatment so it effected the infant mortality and life expectancy.


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HDI is developed by the United Nations to measure and rank countries’ levels of social and economic development, view of a country achievement. In this graph, you can clearly see difference between an MEDC and LEDC. Japan has higher GDP per capita because Japan has a lower population(I can see the population by size of the circle). They have difference between Japan and India because Japan makes more money but has lower population.

Fertility Rate

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Total period fertility rate (TPFR) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetimeJapan has low fertility rate than India. It related to birth rate because Japan also has lower birth rate. India has higher birth rate because India has bigger population.

Life Expectancy

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Life Expectancy is the average period that a person may expect to live. Both country has really similar shape of developing. At 1918 influenza was prevalent all over the country, so suddenly life expectancy getting lower.

Development: Development is the overall growth of the indicators in the country. Overall, after observing data for all of these indicators, that Japan are MEDC(More economically developed countries) and India are LEDC (less economically developed countries).


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