Economic and Social Development

select ONE of the following themes that you think is particularly significant.
Carefully explain that theme’s significance with respect to the region, or to either of the region’s political states, the United States and Canada.
–  Economic and Social Development
North America’s economy recovered in many settings after the harsh economic downturn between 2007 and 2010. Still, persisting poverty and many social issues related to gender equity, aging, and health care challenge the region today.
–  Cultural Coherence and Diversity
Cultural pluralism remains strong in North America. Currently, more than 49 million immigrants live in the region, more than double the total in 1990. The tremendous growth in the numbers of Hispanic and Asian immigrants since 1970 has fundamentally reshaped the region’s cultural geography. North America’s economy recovered in many settings after the harsh economic downturn between 2007 and 2010. Still, persisting poverty and many social issues related to gender equity, aging, and health care challenge the region today.