Life Span Development in Cambodia
Crystal M Rowe
March 5th 2012
Cambodia is an amazing country that has overcome much recent adversity. It is a ideal recent example to study human development in a redeveloping country. In fact as far as my research has taken me there is no published research on human development or transition to adult hood in Cambodia. The country of Cambodia or officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometers (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest [ (Wikipedia) ]. Cambodia has a
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You have large disparity of data because of the KRR has caused some developmental stages to be much large than others. Post KRR census in 1998 showed 52.9% of the total population in Cambodia to be under the age of 19. The disparity of the age group disrupted the country, even the education system shows disparity because disruption of generations. Poor health is major cause of impoverishment and other forms of social development, such as lack of education and employment opportunities. The poor always tends to have the worse health and is less likely to know good health habits. Hygiene and sanitaion is another thing that most people in Cambodia don`t know about or have no access to. Common diseases faced by the majority of the poor include malaria, tuberculosis, dengue fever and HIV/AIDs. Aids was withheld in till between 1991 to 1993 when the United Nations had transitional authority of the country. Understanding the disparity of age group sizes we will start reviewing with prenatal care. Nearly all hospitals have been destroyed in the KKR and currently hospitals are all being rebuilt or operating as non for profit. Prenatal care is something new to the country. In Cambodia as recently as 2005, only 69 percent received any type of prenatal care and women had a 1 in 200 chance of dying in childbirth (Ratana, 2012). That has been improving to a 89 percent of pregnant mothers receiving prenatal care by a skilled provider.