- Resource distribution
Resource distribution refers to the distribution of resources, including
land, water, minerals, fueland wealth in general among corresponding geographic entities (states, countries, etc.).
Unequal resource distribution
The most common use of this concept has historically been in examining the unequal distribution of resources among nation states. Such unequal distribution of resources was commonly related to land for
agriculture, necessary for population growth. A more recent emphasis has been on differences from the unequal dispersion of technological progress.
* The price of rice has increased by 15 percent in Indonesia
* In Bangladesh, wheat flour costs 60 US cents
* The average food price rose by around 37 percent because of a growing population and also natural disasters
* People are eating more these days
* For more rice, there will need to be more rice fields so trees will have to be cut down
* As the population grows, it is harder to meet everyone’s needs for food, shelter, and fuel
* In less developed countries, a family will have 4 children in average. That is more than in developed countries.
* When the population grows, people will need more land for building houses, factories, roads, schools, and shops and for disposing of waste.
* One billion people in the world are malnourished because they do not get enough food.
* Only 1/8th of the land in the world is arable to farm rice. That is not enough for the growing population.
* In the coming century, more people will live in the city than people living in the world today.
* Growing cities need more land, water, and energy from surrounding regions to meet urban people’s need
* Girls usually don’t get an education so when the grow up, they will have more children because they don’t know how to plan their family size
* For some women, if they want to gain respect, they get more children
The growth of
international tradeis an aspect of globalizationin the later 20th Century (see OECD), which has affected international relations. Increased international trade from reomoving trade barriers has narrowed income distribution among some nation states. Many wealthier countries export non-land-intensive goods and services in return for agricultural and animal products, as illustrated by Japan.
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