We have been discussing the reasons for disparity around the world and within regions and the ways we measure disparity. 

IB Outcome:  Identify and explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income.

High Net Worth Individuals


source: RBC World Wealth report



Source: Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2013 (latest free version)

In groups, you will explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income for the following five countries:

  • Japan
  • Cambodia
  • UK
  • China
  • South Africa

For each country, give the mean value of the country in your category: GNI/capita, mean schooling years, life expectancy

-Its global ranking

-A brief explanation for its ranking

-The overall trend

-A brief explanation for the trend (what are the main causes: ethnicity, residence, parental education, income, employment (formal and informal) and land ownership etc.

-Patterns and trend of internal disparity

-A brief reason for the trend

You will then present your findings to the class as a Google presentation and share it with the rest of the class.