Faculty Publications

Title

Infant mortality and life expectancy in the arab world

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Arab world, Infant mortality, Life expectancy, Oil, Scatter diagram, Spatial correlation

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Geography

Volume

89

Issue

2

First Page

64

Last Page

67

Abstract

This exercise illustrates the concept of spatial correlation, the categorizing of data for mapping, and the use of the scatter diagram. It employs the variables of infant mortality and life expectancy as applied to the Arab World, though any region can be used. The factor of oil exports is added to enhance discussion of the findings. An extra advantage of the exercise is the learning of names of countries in arelatively painless way. The exercise teaches both content and methods of interpretation, and it is adaptable to high school and college levels. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

3-1-1990

DOI of published version

10.1080/00221349008979597

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