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D3) What are Tibet's economic statistics?




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This article is from the Tibet FAQ, by Peter Kauffner Peter.Kauffner@bearsden.org and Nima Dorje tibet@acs.ucalgary.ca.

D3) What are Tibet's economic statistics?


                               Tibet (TAR)    China (PRC)      USA
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  Per capita GDP in U.S.
    dollars (1993)                242            462          24,700
  Average annual growth in  
    real income (1985-91)         5.5            8.1            0.8
  Telephone main lines per
    100 population (1992)         0.01            1             56
  Percentage of adults who
    are literate (1990)            56            74             97
  Percentage of adults who
    are high school grads (1990)  2.12          8.04           77.6
  Percentage of adults who
    are college grads (1990)      0.57          1.42           21.3 

Sources: [Bennett95], [Fiske94], [Overholt93], [US Census94], [World94],
[Poston92]

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