Tuesday, January 30, 2007

break down

this website gives a nice break down on Laos... notice the jump in gni... and look atl the number of people still living on less than $1 a day.

http://www.alertnet.org/db/cp/laos.htm

4 comments:

plainoldsarah said...

you are definitely a laos lover. i like geography and stuff but this site didn't exactly grab me. thanks for sharing, though! i love that you're a laos lover. i learn lots of laos stuff from you. keep it up.

Erik said...

Interesting...there seems to be a lot of growth and inflation is more in check, yet more people are living on less. Perhaps the gap between rich and poor is growing. That would explain some of the stagnation in some of the trends such as literacy, underweight children, and number of physicians. To add to the growing income gaps, there seems to be increased corruption as well.

maly said...

hey Joy hope u got my message about BYU SEA Reunion on june 15th. interested?

jrm said...

yes erik. i am always amazed to see large concrete westernized "mansions" being built next to the traditional stilted houses - without western windows, doors and walls...

but it's a small few with that kind of money, and very few in the middle.

maly, i am not sure yet...