Nov 17, 2013
Development through cultural beliefs
Development in a country can be based on several things such as economy, population, and discrimination. One contribution that isn’t often mentioned is how the development is distributed based on its culture. Culture can affect the development on how the country increases its economy, how it develops through times, and low life for its citizens is improved. Culture is described as the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. Countries like Iraq, Iran, India, North and South Korea, Mexico, and China that have strong cultural beliefs throughout their traditions can prevent them from developing their country more than countries with less cultural beliefs such as the United States.
Certain cultural beliefs can prevent certain countries from becoming more developed. For example, in Iraq woman aren’t able to work throughout the country. This is because their culture believes that women should be at home working on the home, raising the kids, and keeping the husband happy. With the women not in the work force the economy in the country can’t expand as much, thus effecting the development because it can’t afford to become more developed. In several ways the country can be affected more than just the development, with the women not working it makes the family income lower increasing the poverty rate. With only one income in a family, it is typically hard for families to provide as easily as if there were two incomes in the home.
In the United States, however, the cultural beliefs are looser than the other countries whose are strict. For example in the United States although they have a kind of general set of cultural norms that are mild. Because the United States culture is loose, it is more developed because it can expand and make the economy better, also making development better. This is because when a country has very strong cultural beliefs it often find itself stuck in the past and not moving forward with the times. One example is Japan, whose cultural beliefs are very strong in some villages and cities, is like a step back into time where everything is very traditional and how it’d be 20 years ago. And this prevents the country to grow with the times with technology, agriculture, and social standings between the other countries of the world.
Culture would improve the development of a country, because if the belief was that women couldn’t work, and they would start to work the economy would also improve and thus it would make the development increase and the standard of living would be better for the people. Culture would also improve the country not only by having the country expand its economy within the country.It would also increase tourism, which would have an impact on the culture by getting more cultural views. An example would be San Francisco, CA several years ago San Francisco was a town for the hippies of the 60’s now with the tourism that travels through , it is one of the top vacation stops in the country and one of the most expensive.
Based on how the beliefs in a country are if they are really strict or if they are loose the United States can affect the countries development. Wither it’s how strict the culture is that can ultimately damaging the country, how in other countries with their culture is less strict and its helps their development, and how specifically how if their culture would improve the country. Although there are several aspects that can affect how a country develops however culture has several effects on development that can be hard to be dictated as a contributor to how a country develops.
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