Globalisation’s winners and losers
(both for people and environment)
Globalisation winners and losers
• Globalisation can serve to increase or decrease the
income inequality within a country.
• The Lorenz Curve for a country will show how they
have progressed due to globalisation over time.
• In the UK the Gini coefficient has actually
increased, suggesting an increase in income
• In 1980 it was 0.27 and in 2010 it was 0.35
• Only in some of the worlds least developed
countries has the income inequality gap reduced.
Albeit from a very low starting point.
Winners and losers for the
• Globalisation has served to export the issue of pollution
to many developing, industrialising countries.
• As a result countries like India and China with rising
wealth (more people owning cars) and high levels of
industrial pollution have become choked with smog.
• New Delhi has had to introduce a new scheme which
allows odd and even number plated cars into the city
centre on different days.
• Watch this (Our Fairtrade Adventure) Chapter 4 from
3.45, impacts of globalisation on the environment.
Trends in economic development
• Read the pdf on showbie – p205, trends in
• How does this relate to the Rana Plaza in
• This link has been posted on Showbie:
• Choose one country from the very high human development
category and one from medium and one from low.
• Plot their HDI scores against time on a line graph. You an do this
on Excel or by hand.
• Describe the trend in HDI over time for each country
• Explain any contrasting trends using the ideas discussed.