AP Human Geography : Gender Inequality Index

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Social & Economic Measures Of Development

Which of these countries scores high on Gross Domestic Product per capita but low on gender equality?

Possible Answers:

Mongolia

Qatar

France

New Zealand

Brazil

Correct answer:

Qatar

Explanation:

Qatar has the third-highest Gross Domestic Product per capita of any country in the world- behind only Luxembourg and Switzerland. But, it scores relatively low on the gender equity scale. This is due to the differences between Qatar’s current economic climate and its longstanding cultural traditions. Based on previous evidence we can reasonably infer that Qatar’s gender equality is likely to rise to a point more in keeping with it’s Gross Domestic Product per capita, but we cannot know this for certain.

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