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Third World

  • By: Fernando De Maio Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

An anachronistic term used to differentiate “developing” countries from the industrialized countries of the West (the “first world”), and the communist countries of the Soviet bloc (the “second world”).

It is also often used synonymously with the phrase “less developed country,” and ...

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