In 2000, the priced rocketed to $45.25 / barrel even though the price reached to lowest in year 1999. After 1 year later, year 2000, the price dropped to $26.38 / barrel and it went up again in next 2 year, $46.63 / barrel. From 2003 to 2006, the price of crude oil significantly climbed to $83.35 / barrel and there was a marginal fall in 2007, resulting $64.17 / barrel. Year 2008, which was a remarkable period in oil and gas technology because the
In America during 1978, the average male worker earned $48,000. In contrast, the average member of the one percent earned $390,000, or eight times more. By 2010, male US worker’s wages from the middle-classes had declined to $33,000 whilst the 1 percent earned $1.1 million, or 33 times as much. As the wealthy experience this cumulative income, middle classes’ wages stagnate or weaken. Revenues and benefits go to the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
(US Census Bureau, 2011) , found some that countries divorce increase like the United States, the crude divorce rate doubled from 2.2 per 1000 people in 1960 to 5.2 in 1980, and dropped to 3.6 in 2007 (US Census Bureau, 2011).In the UK, a similar trend is observed. The refined divorce rate (measured in 1000 married individuals) climbed from 5.9 per 1000 married individuals in 1971, to 11.9 in 1981, and 11.1 in 2010(Rogers, 2011). A study on the phenomenon of divorce in Hong Kong, 2014.Hong Kong is not the only Asian city that observe a rise in number of divorces over the past few decades. Our neighboring cities in Asia observed an increasing trend as well. The increase is remarkably apparent in 1990-2000s, and slowed down a bit over the past 5 years.
Political: Negatives: The reason why Little Boy and Fat man were dropped was that they had a political conflict which would build up the hatred between the countries until one strikes with something. Striking with a nuclear bomb can create an ever bigger conflict between the countries causing a possible Nuclear Warfare. Positives: Knowing the disadvantages of the weapon, it is highly unlikely for a country to shoot up a nuclear bomb because of the consequences the nuclear bomb will have which made countries less active with wars for the past decade. Knowing that you might create a conflict in a country using the “I’m going to push the button” move might stop a conflict in a country since it serves as a threat for the opposing country to back off. Environmental: Negatives: If a nuclear bomb is dropped it would cause a huge explosion and remove anything in its way which includes any houses for mother nature.
In 2010, 15.75 million of America’s 70 million children were classified as living in poverty. Countries have attempted to end poverty for many years now but it seems that the numbers continue to increase. Some people blame the government while others blame the individual for their own situation. The article also addresses public attitudes towards welfare recipients which tends to be negative. Many think that the welfare system is only hurting the American economy.
However, looking at the history of child labor, it is evident that the incidence of child labor in the world decreased from 25% to 10% between 1960 and 2003, according to the World Bank. Nevertheless, the total number of child laborers remains high, with UNICEF and ILO acknowledging an estimated 250 million children aged 5-17 worldwide who are involved as child labor in 2013. There can be many factors that could have an impact on the child labor reduction; however, one of the factors many scholars believe that has a major influence on child labor in most developing countries is migrants’ remittances. The ongoing growth of migration and its massive levels lead to high levels of remittances. According to the Statistics these transfers are increasing continuously, especially for developing countries.
NETHERLANDS Demographic Transition The population of Netherlands doubled from 5.1 to 10.0 million people between 1900 and 1950. From 1951 to 2000 the population increased from 10.0 to 15.9 million people, increasing by a smaller proportion Netherlands experiences low birth rates and low death rates and thus lies in Stage III of demographic transition model. The rate of natural increase is also decreasing in Netherlands. Population Pyramid Netherlands population pyramid has a contracting type as shown below. This kind of pyramid is often observed for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates.
It increased from about 1,000,000,000 to about 1,400,000,000 since the policy was created. Document A shows us how from the time the Policy started it has not positively affected their population crisis it has only worsened it. In Document B we see a different way of the situation. Document B they argue that China’s One-Child Policy has been working by saying that in 1970 the fertility rate was 5.8 but by 1979 it lowered down to 2.7. Nevertheless this is true after 1980 China’s population started to increase again.
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Fertility is one of the major components of population growth. The past few decades have witnessed a major decline in world fertility majorly from developed countries, making global and even regional aggregates have widespread diversity in fertility change. In Asia and Latin America fertility declines over the past half century have been very permeating. Between the early 1950s and the early 2000s, the total fertility rate (TFR) dropped from 5.7 to 2.4 births per woman in Asia and from 5.9 to 2.3 births per woman in Latin America. In these regions just a few nations still have fertility rates higher than four births per woman (Bongaarts, 2011).
Crisis: good vs. bad The statistic of crises that occurred after the WWII is tremendous: 139 financial crisis occurred in the period between 1973 and 1997, while just 38 crisis occurred in the period between 1945 and 1971. According to (Dicken, 2011), 255 recessions disrupted 17 western economies in the period from 1870 to 2006, while two-thirds of them lasted less than one year, and 33 of them endured over two years. After the “golden age” and economic growth period from the early 1950s to the early 1970s, the world economy´s patter was uneven with lots of growth (1950s to 1960s, 1994-1995, and 2000s) and recessions (1990s, 1998-1999) (Mitra, 2012). Moreover, the collapse of the banking system in 2008 has been the biggest global economic crisis