Sociology : Global Inequality

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Global Inequality

Which of the following best defines convergence theory"?

Possible Answers:

The idea that eventually poorer countries will be more similar to each other in the way they industrialize

The idea that poor countries will grow faster than richer countries, therefore the gap between rich and poor countries will diminish

The idea that poor countries agree on what is needed to achieve economic growth

The idea that rich countries should engage in fair trade with poorer countries as a way to reduce global inequality

Correct answer:

The idea that poor countries will grow faster than richer countries, therefore the gap between rich and poor countries will diminish

Explanation:

Convergence theory is the idea that the poorer and richer countries will eventually "converge" around (or catch up to) the same level of development because poorer countries will experience more rapid industrial growth. 

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