This Model Essay answer could be used in A Level or IB classes to demonstrate how to write an effective essay in the Developed and Less Developed Countries / Measures of Living Standards / Economic Growth and Development area of the syllabus. The Essay includes relevant examples and diagrams such as the Kuznets Curve.
It comprises the following two-part question, answered to a standard likely to score top marks in CIE, AQA, IB or other syllabuses' marking rubrics:
Explain how economic development might be measured. (12 marks)
Evaluate the view that the most effective way that a government could improve the living standards of its citizens is through the pursuit of faster economic growth. (13 marks)