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Jamaica is a small island developing state located in the Caribbean, with a population of 2.8 million in 2010 and a GDP per capita of US$8,400. Its main sources of income are tourism and bauxite. Classified as an upper middle-income country, Jamaica is in demographic transition with declining trends in both mortality and fertility. The country faces many development challenges, including persistent budget deficits, high external debt, declining income, increasing poverty, environmental vulnerability, political instability and high levels of violence.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
Countries: Jamaica
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