Kenya (Ping) & Canada (Ped)

My “Ping” is Kenya. It is ranked 147 on the Human Development Scale. Kenya’s population is about 44.35 million people. The literacy rate is 72.2%. 25.35% of females have at least some secondary education. The dependency ratio of population under 15 is 75.4, and that of over 65 is 4.98. The infant mortality rate is 49 out of 1000 live births. The life expectancy at birth is 61.72 years. The percent of the population ages 15-49 with HIV/AIDS is 6.1%. The net migration for Kenya is -0.2 per 1000 population. The Urban population percent is 24.79%. The GNI is $2, 157.94. The percentage of population living below $2 a day is 33.6%. The GDP spent on education is 6.67%.The rate of natural increase is 25.88%.

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My “Ped” is Canada. Canada is ranked 8th on the Human Development Scale. Its population is 35.18 million people. The female population with at least some secondary education is 100%. The dependency ratio of population under 15 is 22.44, while over 65 is 23.68. The infant mortality rate is 5 per 1000 live births. The life expectancy at birth is 81.48 years. The net migration is 6.3 per 1000 people. The percent of the population living urban is 80.87%. The GNI for Canada is $41, 886.82. The percent of the GDP spent on education is 5.5%. The rate of natural increase is 2.41%

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Kenya and Canada are very different countries. Canada has a lower population but a higher life expectancy, a higher percent of urban population, a higher GNI, and a way higher ranking on the Human Development Scale, in comparison to Kenya. Canada also has a lower infant mortality rate than Kenya. Kenya could be behind due to a combination of higher population, a low education rate, and the low amount of money made per year. But, I believe if we help out a little, Kenya can one day be just as Developed as Canada.

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