Employment structure and development

Think

Starter

Clark Fisher Model
Write

Activities

  1. Describe how the percentage of a population working in the Primary Sector (Agriculture) changes with time.
  2. Describe how the percentage of a population working in the Secondary Sector (Manufacturing) changes with time.
  3. Describe how the percentage of a population working in the Tertiary Sector (Services) changes with time.
Link

The World Bank - Employment in agriculture (% of total employment) (modeled ILO estimate)

Link

Employment in industry (% of total employment) (modeled ILO estimate)

Link

Employment in services (% of total employment) (modeled ILO estimate)

  1. Use the links above to complete the following table. If there is no data for a country put ‘NA’ (Not Available). You should use the most recent information that is available.
Development StageCountryPrimarySecondaryTertiary
LLEDCEthiopia
LLEDCNepal
LEDCBangladesh
LEDCMorocco
RICThailand
RICChile
OPECSaudi Arabia
OPECVenezuela
NICSouth Korea
NICPortugal
MEDCFrance
MEDCUSA
  1. Why do you think that there is no information available for some countries?
  2. Does the pattern of data in the table match the graph at the top of the worksheet? Does any of the data or any of the countries surprise you?
Review

Review

Can you name a country in each of the three stages: Pre-industrial, Industrial and Post-industrial?