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Gapminder project, part 1: Brainstorming

The two countries I chose are France and Myanmar. The two countries are geographically placed in different continents. France is placed in Europe, and Myanmar is placed in Asia. The impression I had to France is that it is really developed and really wealthy. However, the impression I had to Myanmar was quite the opposite to France.

From the research I did on gapminder, compared to France, Myanmar had higher amount of:

  • Birth Rate
  • Infant Mortality Rate

In the past, Myanmar had higher population growth, and fertility rate but now, Myanmar has the same amount of population growth and fertility rate as France.

France had higher amount of:

  • GDP
  • Life Expectancy
  • Literacy Rate
  • HDI

From the results, we can see that Myanmar’s population is growing more than France. At the same time, Myanmar has a problem on medication becasue there are many infants dying. In contrast, France is wealthier and more healthier. Also, we can see that people in France are more educated than Myanmar. I think the HDI is one of the factors that can measure development effectively because it is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education and income indices. Overall, we can tell that France is more developed than Myanmar.