||[Jan. 17th, 2002|06:15 pm]
What country should I pick that would both be interesting and have enough data available?
My paper topic:
Choose a country, and justify its selection (interest, country typical of similar countries, country different than other countries, etc.). Develop a brief history, regional geography, and demographic profile of the country. Also include a brief health profile of the country, summarizing the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the country. You may also want to consider infant mortality, life expectancy, and other measures. Due on Friday, February 1.Hmm.
Option 1: do it on some Caribbean island I've visited, knowing that the general health levels are lower there, and there'd be more to write about, but at the risk of it being difficult to find data.
Option 2: do it on Germany, if only for my own curiosity, and as a means to consolidate my studies a little. plus, there'd be a lot of data available, though it's somewhat boring, being a relatively healthy industrialized country. though i suppose one angle of this paper and the following two could be how it contrasts with other equally industrialized countries.
Blah .... I'm only taking this class to fulfill my final writing requirement.