A Third World Country is a term used for developing countries, and least developed countries. These countries are economically underdeveloped. Characteristics of a third world country are poverty, agriculture economy, disease, high birth and infant mortality rates, over population, poor infrastructure, unstable governments, no health care, environmental problems, non educated, starvation, and death. Those characteristics are the first thing that comes to someone's mind about a third world country. Most third world countries are located in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The populations of third world countries are generally very poor but with high birth rates.
In general they are not as industrialized or technologically advanced as the first world. The majority of the countries in the world fit this classification. Seventy percent of the world population is third world, which is a large part of the population. Third world countries are associated with a term called false urbanization. False urbanization is when a country has a high percent urban statistic. The majority of urban population lives in the single biggest city.
There is massive rural to urban migration. Primacy is also part of false urbanization, it is when the most population is in the main city, most of the time it's the capital city. Polarization also takes place. A great example would be Jakarta, Indonesia, which is the capital of Indonesia; it has thirteen million people there. The biggest city is Mexico City, Mexico, which has over fifteen million people. Social indicators are statistics that get the well being of people.
Third world social indicators deal with the population of people, what the people live in, life expectancy and etc... The population of a third world city is tremendous overpopulation. There are more people that a city can handle. The life expectancy of a person in a third world city is very young deaths. The people here are not educated. The education can help if people where taught about contraceptives to help control the population.
The health care of these cities is a joke! They are not advanced with technology and again education is involved to know what to do for an ill person. The infant mortality in these cities are gigantic, this means the baby doesn't live past one year old. The birth rate is also sky rocketing because families want more children so they can help with work around the house. There also is not enough food and water to feed all these people, let alone water to use to grow food! People in third world cities live in mostly huts, these people are the real poor ones that still live in a rural city. The urban city is not much better there foundations of buildings are bad and could collapse. Also transportation is very poor in the urban areas.
Economic indicators are the country/ city economic well being. The third world technology is less advanced for these nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. These nations are characterized as poor, having economies depend on the export of primary products to the developed countries in return for finished products. The dependency theory is that organizations such as the IMF and World Bank have contributed to making third world countries dependent on first world countries for economic survival.
Many third world countries are in big time debt. People go to the third world urban city to try and make money and work. The people going to try and get these jobs are not skilled in many areas. In the rural areas the way to make a living is subsistence agriculture. People also use there hut as a place to make money.
In some huts there is an extra room called a Duka. The Duka can be used for housing, prostitution, brewing of beer, or informal restaurants to make money for the family. Some of the very poorest countries, especially in Africa, that have no industrialization, are almost entirely agrarian and have little or no hope of industrializing and competing in the world economy, are sometimes termed as fourth world. Economic dualism is when the formal sector coexists with the informal bazaar economy. The formal income opportunities in a third world city are public or private sector wages. Some legitimate informal income is farming, marketing, building contractors, shoemakers, tailors, launderers.
Personal ways is borrowing or begging. Illegitimate informal income includes hustler, drug pusher, prostitute, pimp, smuggler, racketeer, gambling and theft. Third world countries are also known for there sweat shops where kids work for little or no money, which is a disgrace! In conclusion, many of the third world countries will also be poor and never change. They will still be in poverty, have high birth rates, and many deaths. The debt of these countries will always be there, with them trying to industrialize and fix the country. A couple might really develop and not be in poverty, but there still be many having problems.
They will always be in hunger cause the first world countries supply or over supply themselves with food. They give no food to the third world countries. First world countries have poverty too, but not as bad as third world. People in first world countries take there food and life for granted, they should be thankful and start giving to others that cannot afford.