Rich countries, sometimes referred to as “the north
the roughly 30 industrialized nations of the world
countries that are generally characterised by high levels of industrialization, personal incomes, educational attainments and health standards
Industrialized countries¡XUnited States, Canada, Western European nations, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand¡Xin which the gross domestic product exceeds $8200 per capita.
Affluent, highly industrialized, and technologically advanced nations located predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere.
A term used within the convention process to categorize wealthy countries. Also known as 'Industrialized' countries. Most developed countries are members of the OECD.
Countries with advanced economies and financial markets similar to the United States. The largest international developed countries in terms of available stock market investments are France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Those countries with an average per capita gross national income in 2001 of more than US$9,205 at official exchange rates (see Box 1.1).
The follow countries are classified by FTSE as developed countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium/Luxembourg, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
High-income countries, in which most people have a high standard of living. Sometimes also defined as countries with a large stock of physical capital, in which most people undertake highly specialized activities. According to the World Bank classification, these include all high-income economies except Hong Kong (China), Israel, Kuwait, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. Depending on who defines them, developed countries may also include middle-income countries with transition economies, because these countries are highly industrialized. Developed countries contain about 15 percent of the world's population. They are also sometimes referred to as "the North."
An umbrella term to describe those countries that are advanced economically and socially (see developing countries).
the wealthiest nations in the world, including Western Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand
A term used to describe more industrialized nations.
The richer more industrialized countries in the world.
A term used to describe the industrialized nations.