Cambodia (Ping) and Denmark (Ped) by Kat

Name of PING CAMBODIAcambodia map
Ranking (UN HDI) Current Year (_of 192) 136 of 192
Population 15.14 million
Literacy Rate 73.9% (ages 15 and older)
Gender: Female Population with at least some secondary education 9.85% (aged 25 and above)
Dependency Ratio of Population 65+ 8.91
Infant Mortality Rate (34 per 1000 live births)
Life Expectancy at birth 71.92
Rate of Natural Increase 16.62
% of Population Ages
15-49 with HIV/AIDS 0.8%
Net Migration -2.3 (per 1000) population
Percent Urban 20.34%
GNI (GDP) PPP per capita $2,805.43
Poverty: Percent of Pop living below $2 US per Day 53.1%
%of GDP spent on education 2.6%

cambodia flag

Cambodia is one of the lowest when it comes to being a developed country. Their population is decent sized but so few have beyond a primary level education. The life expectancy is considerably shorter than in America and the infant mortality rate pronounces death upon thirty-four children out of a thousand, before they are even two years old. The net migration is actually a negative number because people are moving away from Cambodia. There must be some push factors. One of these could be the high percentage of HIV/AIDS or the amount of poverty. Cambodia relies on remittances, in many cases, for it’s income. With family gone for financial support elsewhere, the population diminishes. The child labor rate is also high, yet the education rate is low and almost nonexistent after secondary. Many people still live rural lifestyles. Despite having some nice forest areas and fresh water, many people live on degraded land and natural disasters still largely impact the area. After all that, it makes sense why Cambodia is only ranked 136.

Name of PED DENMARKdenmark map
Ranking (UN HDI) Current Year (_of 192) 10 of 192
Population 5.62 (millions)
Literacy Rate Not available
Gender: Female Population with at least some secondary education 95.54% (aged 25 and above)
Dependency Ratio of Population less than 15: 27.03 65+: 29.11
Infant Mortality Rate 3 (per 1000 live births)
Life Expectancy at birth 79.39
Rate of Natural Increase -0.01
% of Population Ages
15-49 with HIV/AIDS Not available
Net Migration 2.7 (per 1000 population)
Percent Urban 87.21%
GNI (GDP) PPP per capita 42,880.28
Poverty: Percent of Pop living below $2 US per Day Not available
%of GDP spent on education 8.74%

denmark flag

Denmark earned its place with an educated female population. Almost 96 percent of women, age twenty-five and above, have received at least a secondary education. The majority of the population lives in cities and the Infant Mortality Rate is less than 10% of Cambodia’s. At birth, one is expected to live to be almost 80. However, the Rate of Natural Increase is actually negative, perhaps because of the debate on overpopulation and the belief that smaller families are better and more desirable. The population is already small as is but continues to decrease despite a steady stream of immigrants moving to Denmark yearly. A good portion of the population is dependent on others for support, but the majority are in the middle of their lives. The Gross National Income is a high rate of more than 42,000 and a decent amount of that (8.74%) is spent on education. Yet, some factors are not available and, could potentially, bring down Denmark’s rank were we to know them. But for now, Denmark takes its place among the top as number 10.

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