Comparing “PING” vs “PED” by Ethan Bernick

mbanglad bd

Bangladesh is an Asian country that borders India and the Bay of Bengal. It has a doubling time of 4.45 years and is in the third stage of the Demographic Transition Model. Bangladesh has the eighth highest population in the world. The country is enduring many changes is economy and social interactions including gender equality but has much political instability.

Name of PING- Bangladesh

Ranking- 142/192

Population- 156,594,962

Literacy Rate- 57.7%

Female Population With at Least Some Secondary Education- 30.8%

Dependency Ratio- under 15; 43.77%        over 65; 7.34%

Infant Mortality Rate- 33 per 1000

Life Expectancy at Birth- 70.66 years

Rate of Natural Increase- 15.77 per 1000

% Population Ages 15-49 with HIV/AIDS- 0.1%

Net Migration- 2.6%

Percent Urban- 29.36%

GNI PPP per Capita- 2,363,83

Poverty; Percent of Population Living Below $2 US per Day- 80.1%

% of GPD Spent of Education- 2.23%

large_map-of-spain2 SPAIN

Spain is a country located in Western Europe. It is entering the 5th stage of the Demographic Transition Model. Spain has a doubling time of approximately 700 years. It has the 14th largest economy in the world and has a constitutional monarchy for a government.

Name of PED- Spain

Ranking- 27/192

Population- 46.93 million

Literacy Rate- 97.7%

Gender Female Pop. with at Least Some Secondary Education- 66.76

Dependency Ratio of population- 27.58

Infant Mortality Rate- 4 per 1000

Life Expectancy- 82.1

Rate of Natural Increase- 0.1%

% of Population Ages 15-49 with HIV/AIDS- n/a

Net Migration- 2.6

Percent Urban- 77.7

GNI PPP per capita- n/a

Percent of Pop. living Below $2 US per day- n/a

% of GDP Spent on Education- 4.97%

These countries are vastly different. The education funding is almost double and there is a much higher standard of living in Spain. The population of Spain is about 1/3 of Bangladesh’s population even though the countries are relatively similar in size. This is due to low education rates of women which results in high birth rates. Both countries have a net migration of 2.6%. All of these factors create a gap between the two countries on the demographic transition model.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s