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Poverty and Homicide - Hypothesis In this study, I will examine the relationship between poverty and homicide. I anticipate that there will be a significant association between the increase of poverty rates and the increase of homicide rates. The null hypothesis states that there is no significance relationship between poverty and homicide. The alternative hypothesis states that there will be a significant relationship between poverty and homicide. The two theories I found to explain the increase of poverty and homicide rates in the urban community are Merton’s strain theory and Shaw and McKay’s social disorganization theory....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Global Poverty - Poverty has become a crucial fact worldwide and has a great influence on economic development. Foreign aid from wealthy regions has been dedicated to reducing poverty. Before delving into the argument, it is necessary to clarify the term “western countries” and “global poverty”. Western countries refer to the most developed countries which have in common a high standard of living for most of the residents, such as the United States, most European countries and Australia. Global poverty in this essay can be defined as having no or very limited access to fresh water, medical facilities, and education (Sumner, 2011, internet)....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Chronic Poverty - INTRODUCTION In the global economy, issues of poverty has for some time been at the centre of developmental goal of nations. The poor nations are eager to come out of poverty; the rich nations are evolving welfare strategies to improve the quality of life of their people. Poverty has been defined in many ways by several scholars, but what seems to be a general consensus is that poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon. According to (Narayan and Petesch 2002) Poverty is regarded as lack of financial capability to obtain basic need of life such as food, cloth, shelter as well as lack of access to education, health care and security....   [tags: world poverty, global poverty]
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Defining poverty - J.K. Rowling states, “Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools” (Rowling). Mrs. Rowling conveyed an exceptional point, poverty is commonly used and without consideration of what it truly means; for those that have grown up in poverty, it is not taken so lightly. As easily as the word is thrown around, poverty is multidimensional and involved....   [tags: Definition of Poverty]
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Poverty in Nigeria - Nigeria, with its prodigous oil and natural gas reserves, has the potential to be one of the most affluent places on the planet, were it not for the rampant corruption that defines it. Instead, it is the 20th poorest country in the world1. Much like the guanxi of China, Nigeria practices prebendalism—the use of high-level positions to gain personal wealth. In other words, people exchange money for political favors, which of course creates a greedy and corrupt society. The extent of this fraudulency is such that most of Nigeria's oil wealth is sucked up by one per cent of the population, while more than 60% falls below the poverty line....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Why is there so much poverty in the United States? - The question “Why is there so much poverty in the United States?” has such a broad spectrum of issues. There is no simple cure or single cause of poverty. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “the 2011 Poverty Guidelines are $10,890 for a single member household and $22,350 for a family of four” (par 13). In addition, “families’ incomes that fall below the threshold given, means that every individual in the household are considered to be in poverty” (par 13)....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Attitudes on Poverty - Poverty is an issue affecting the whole globe, and the United States is no exception. Reading, Pennsylvania, the site of our study, has the largest share of its residents living in poverty in the United States according the Census Bureau data (Tavernise 2011). With poverty clearly an issue to its inhabitants, we are going to investigate locals’ attitudes towards poverty. Items that affect peoples’ opinions on poverty include local context, political views, religion and education, race, gender, and family structure....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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The Cycle of Poverty - America is one of the wealthiest nations on earth with having a high inequality than other industrialized country. Inequality exists in income, wealth, power and education. Persons who are legally and socially poor in the United states tend to stay in a cycle through life, not always by choice but because they are given less opportunities, education and tools to achieve higher success. Poverty class has a much larger income gap than the upper class, the American Dream is lessens through opportunity and is shown through statistics....   [tags: US poverty essay]
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Poverty and Power - “Vulnerability is not the same as poverty. It means not lack or want, but defenselessness, insecurity and exposure to risk, shocks and stress... vulnerability has remained curiously neglected in analysis and policy, perhaps because of its confusion with poverty. Yet vulnerability and its opposite, security, stand out as recurrent concerns of poor people which professional definitions of poverty overlook.” (Beck, T. 1989 in Moser, C. 1995, p.166) In a time where, according to UN, poverty has been drastically diminished over the last half century, more than during the last five hundred years, still we find that the percentage of the world’s population is living in poverty conditions is above 25%....   [tags: world poverty essay] 1153 words
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Defining Poverty - When it comes to poverty, there is the magnitude of definitions explaining the term. The definition of poverty has important implications from point of view of policy making, politics and academic debates. Each view has its own value judgments and explanations. Over the times, new definitions have surfaced the debates and yet, there is not a single universally acceptable definition of poverty. Definitions usually set the perimeters of the terminology and often subject to limitations and criticism....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Global Poverty - In today’s world, poverty is an element of every nation’s economy. Whether on a large or small scale, some strand of poverty is visible in every community worldwide. Somewhere in the world, a young man is homeless, a single woman cannot adequately supply for her children, a sick, elderly woman cannot afford her medication, a young lady has to settle for drinking water from the puddles of the street, and people are on the verge of total financial collapse. No matter the reason or cause, some human being is counted in the 45.4% worldwide poverty rate as less-fortunate, underprivileged, etc (Hope International, 1)....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Poverty and Nutrition - For most Americans, the word poverty means insufficient access to to housing, clothing and nutritious food that meet their needs for a healthy life. A consequence of poverty is a low socioeconomic status that leads to being exposed to poor nutrition. Since food and dietary choices are influenced by income, poverty and nutrition go hand in hand. There are many important factors that threaten the nutritional status of poor people. The number one factor is not having enough money to buy food of good quality and quantity....   [tags: US poverty essay]
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Poverty In Montreal - Montreal is one of the most touristic cities in the North America. In fact, this bilingual city has many professional teams, plenty of museum, festivals and with over 1 880 000 inhabitants. Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the fifteenth largest in Canada. Unfortunately, Montreal has the highest rate of poverty in Canada. Why do specific areas of Montreal have higher incidence of poverty, substandard housing and poor health. The areas that are affected with the poverty are the ones that the inhabitants have an inadequate education and a low socio-economical status....   [tags: Canada poverty essay]
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Poverty in Africa - Most people have heard the phrase “poverty in Africa.” It is a prevalent issue that many Americans, though on the other side of the world, want to help out with. Several charities spawn every year to help the African countries that are in need, and cause groups help raise awareness of the issue. However, the amount of poverty in Africa rose 43% from 1994 to 2004, and the numbers keep rising (IRIN Africa). Also, 33 of the 49 least-wealthy countries are in Africa (UN-OHRLLS). The statistics are eye-opening and beg the questions, why are many areas of Africa so impoverished, to what scale are they impoverished, and how deep-rooted are these causes....   [tags: African Poverty Essay]
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Impact of Poverty on the lives of Raskolnikov, Gregor Samsa, and The Samsa Family - Poverty on social conditions affects everyone in every part of the world, no matter if they are rich or poor. First of all, everyone is divided into some sort of social class. The most known classes are the economic classes- the lower class, the middle class, and the higher class. The lower class goes through arduous labor all day and night to earn decent amounts of money to provide for themselves and their families. Most likely, they are the only source of income for the entire family. The higher class works hard to keep up or raise their high social status....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Poverty: A Form of Slavery - Today they say that we are free, Only to be chained in poverty -- Bob Marley This paper will discuss poverty, the different types of poverty and their definitions and who is affected by each type of poverty. It will look at the some of the major reasons why poverty exists and what causes poverty, like such things as inequality, stratification and international debt. Some of the impacts of poverty will also be analyzed from a national and global perspective; things like education, literacy rate, and crime....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Poverty is the Worst Form of Violence - “One must be poor to know the luxury of living” (Bartas). Poverty is a term used to identify shortage in revenue. A more convenient term to the universal stipulation nowadays, however, is "absolute poverty." This term recognizes extreme deficiency in fundamental living supplies; food, shelter and water. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die of famine each day. Furthermore, recent researches have proved out that over 3 billion humans on earth live on less than $2.50 a day. Since half of the world population is considered poor, the rise of a new comprehensive study concerning poverty is evidentially a major necessity....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Women and Poverty in Canada - Poverty is a significant threat to women’s equality. In Canada, more women live in poverty than men, and women’s experience of poverty can be harsher, and more prolonged. Women are often left to bear more burden of poverty, leading to ‘Feminization of poverty’. Through government policy women inequality has resulted in more women and children being left in poverty with no means of escaping. This paper will identify some key aspects of poverty for Canadian women. First, by identifying what poverty entails for Canadian women, and who is more likely to feel the brunt of it....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Poverty: The Silent Killer - Poverty, also know as the “silent killer” (Causes of Poverty), exists in every corner of the world. The death rate of poor children is a staggering number; about 9 million die each year. Some view poverty as people not being able to afford an occupational meal or having to skip a meal to save money. This isn’t true poverty; poverty is where people live on $1.25 or less a day. According to Causes of Poverty, 1.4 billion people live like this. Even more shocking than the last statistic is that half of the world’s population lives on $2.50 per day....   [tags: poverty essay] 1011 words
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Poverty: A Silent Killer - Poverty is a major issue in our world today where people cannot afford the basic necessities required to survive. Approximately 1.02 billion people go to bed hungry each night. 1 With the world’s population being approximately 6.8 billion this is approximately 17.64% of the world's population. 2 While trying to earn money to survive, people in poverty are exposed to crowded living conditions which result in an increased exposure to contagious and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Urban Enclaves of Poverty - The majority of poor people are those who experience chronic -- and even multigenerational -- poverty (Iceland, 2003). In the United States many of the chronically poor live in urban environments. These environments, characterized by high concentrations of poor high concentrations of people of color and concentrated disadvantage, have been characterized as areas of moral as well as economic failure. In this paper, I will contend that conditions in these regions serve to hold individuals in poverty and to perpetuate multigenerational poverty through diminished human capital and reduced social capital....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Microfinance and MicroFranchises: A Solution to Poverty - With the rise of the morning sun, most of us awake to a day of possibilities, but for those in extreme poverty daybreak brings only anxiety and despair as they try to survive on little to nothing. Over one billion people are currently living in extreme poverty, unable to fathom a future free from hunger, disease and oppression. Extreme poverty, defined as living on $1.25 a day or less, traps generations into an arduous existence with few opportunities to escape. Helping to eliminate extreme poverty means first understanding that it is possible to provide people with a pathway out and if it is possible, we therefore have the responsibility to do so....   [tags: poverty essay] 1123 words
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Poverty and Crime in America - Crime in this country is, sadly, an everyday thing. Some people believe that crime is unnecessary. That people do it out of ignorance and that it really can be prevented. Honestly, since we live in a country where there is poverty, people living in the streets, or with people barely getting by, there will always be crime. Whether the crime is robbing food, money, or even hurting the people you love, your family. You will soon read about how being a criminal starts or even stops, where it begins, with whom it begins with and why crime seems to be the only way out sometimes for the poor....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Microfinance and the Reduction of Poverty - Imagine that someone lives in the States, and this person’s local bank just offered them a one-hundred dollar loan. What do they do. Do they scoff. Do they ask if there has been a mistake and then ask to speak to the branch president. The fact of the matter is, if someone received a loan for one hundred dollars in a developed nation, it would do nothing to lessen his or her worries. It would not go particularly far in providing food or clothing for their children, let alone provide them with an education....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Poverty and Personal Choice - Do the poor in this country have a choice not to be poor. Do the less fortunate have the same access to opportunities as the middle and upper classes. Do government programs designed to help the impoverished actually keep them in the lower ranks. These are all difficult and controversial questions. Conservatives and Liberals constantly battle over these issues in our state and federal governments. Local and national news media provide limited insight to the root causes and effects of the nation’s poor....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Appalachian Poverty - Appalachian Poverty Poverty is a global problem, and it has existed from the beginning of civilization. Hunger, homelessness, and lack of health care are major aspects of this world-wide dilemma. Many countries are in complete poverty and a majority are third-world countries. Within the United States of America, a land of plenty, there are also pockets of extreme poverty. Governments around the world are trying to solve this huge problem. Third world poverty and Appalachian poverty, which occurred in the United States of America, have developed for various reasons, and these situations have led to a great deal of problems....   [tags: Poverty in America]
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The Constraints of Poverty - The constraints of poverty can cause a cycle of poor mental and physical heath (Dittmann, 2003). Poverty causes many problems for the people facing it up front everyday. Not only do they go without many necessities, they also face a tremendous amount of stress all the time. The amount of stress combined with the lack of necessities produces extreme health problems. Poor people have to deal with an unhealthy living environment that creates serious mental and physical health problems. Economic status definitely effects health in many ways....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 766 words
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Combating Poverty - For some poverty is a way of life the day to day struggle of keeping food on the table and clothes on their back. For others it is something that is seen only on television, and even then it is not so easy to comprehend. This is usually the case with families who are well to do and money is not an issue. They may describe the characteristics of poverty as to not have certain materialistic items such as clothes, cars, accessories etc. However to someone living in those circumstances it may mean not having the basic necessities of life....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 1281 words
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Poverty in America - Poverty and Society For those who live an impoverished life, it is difficult to participate in society. They are left behind in our cultural movement because they lack the necessities to be on an equal level with the rest of society. Because the poor can not get their basic needs for life, they cannot improve their well-being; therefore, our society as a whole cannot efficiently move in new directions. As Jo Goodwill Parker states in "What is Poverty," she does not have luxuries. Luxuries of the impoverished are what we would consider our basic needs such as food, water, transportation and shelter....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 721 words
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Wealth and Poverty - Wealth and Poverty The christen teaching on wealth and poverty is that all men should be equal and thus every one should have the same amount of money as everyone else and that good christens should give away their wealth to people that were poorer than them selves. In the bible Jesus said to a man who asked what he should do to enter into heaven: "Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me." (Mark 7: 21) ....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 886 words
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Education or Poverty - Education or Poverty Peter Drucker, one of the leading business thinkers of the last century foresaw emerging trends in the future of society. In Drucker’s book Landmarks of Tomorrow, (Published in 1957) he states, “Productive work in today’s society and economy is work that applies vision, knowledge and concepts- work that is based on the mind rather than the hand” (Drucker 120). He predicted that “knowledge workers” would become the largest group of people in the workforce. Currently, America is undergoing change which is re-shaping the country immensely and will continue to throughout the next decade....   [tags: Solutions to Poverty ]
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Solutions to Poverty and Hunger - Why are so many people begging for money, sitting on the streets, searching for some sort of food. It is not everyday that we see situations like this, but it is out there constantly without all of us knowing it. Some states have more issues of poverty than others, but it is sad to think of how many people are actually considered to be in poverty. This is an inequality that concerns me a lot, and is getting worse daily. Poverty in the United States refers to people whose annual family income is less than a poverty line set by the United States government....   [tags: US poverty essay]
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Welfare System and Poverty in the UK - This essay will consider whether the welfare state has eliminated poverty. It will examine what poverty is and how the definition varies from societies. The essay will look at the aims of the welfare state from conception and how it has changed to present times. The welfare state being analysed is the welfare state in the United Kingdom. It will discuss the nature of the social democratic welfare state and liberal criticisms of the problems this type of state brings. The recent changes to the welfare state will be reviewed and what the consequences of the changes may be....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, Analysis] 1492 words
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Defining and Decreasing Poverty Within the U.S. - How poverty is defined in America is outdated and simply hurts poor families and how the government helps to provide for them. Due to the overall success and the median income of those in America comparatively to the globe, only a very small portion is defined as living in absolute poverty (not meeting very basics). As stated in class “most poor people have cars, homes, & consumer goods.” One chart that shows the ownership of specific goods demonstrates that 73.4% of the poor have an automobile, 91.3% have any type of phone, and even 79.7% have an air conditioner....   [tags: poverty essay]
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We Must Help People in Poverty - More than fifty million people, out of ninety million, exist below the poverty line in Egypt (Ben-Meir). This emphasizes how poverty spreads throughout the world, especially Egypt, without any difficulties. Our job in the world is to help the needy, as they are in desperate need for a helping hand. We cannot just ignore the poverty-stricken because regardless of anything, they still make up a solid 55 percent of our Egyptian population (Ben-Meir). Egypt does not yearn for any ignorance or unawareness, seeing that these unaware citizens do not lead to any new outcomes....   [tags: poverty essay] 863 words
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Policy Solutions for Jobless Poverty - In the report A New Form of Social Dislocation in the Inner-City Ghetto, William Julius Wilson analyzes three research studies conducted in Chicago between 1986 and 1993. In these studies, Wilson identifies a new type of poverty, which he coins jobless poverty. Jobless poverty represents the growing number communities that are compromised of a high percentage of unemployed individuals. These communities have the same recurrent themes of isolation in inner-city ghettos where the surrounding area is abandon, desolate or deserted of economic opportunities and community benefits....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Escaping Poverty: The Importance of Location - Around the world, people are born into poverty against their own will. The location in which they are born will determine the level of difficulty in escaping their poverty. The caste system is a well-known way of life associated with Hindus, who are predominantly found in India. India is known to have the most extreme poverty conditions in the world, and the caste system makes it hard to escape such poverty. However, North Americans do not have such problems because of the opportunities that are offered, and the less obvious classifying of society....   [tags: world poverty essay] 752 words
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The Effects of Poverty on Education - In today’s world people need to compete globally for jobs and one of the most important factors in getting a good paying job is education. However, even the best schools cannot overcome some of the obstacles placed in front of the students that walk through their doors. Poverty, chaotic home environments, discrepancies in exposure to technology, and lack of funding for schools all negatively impact the effort to educate children. In today’s economic environment even the wealthiest states and districts are having to cut funding for education, while districts which were already teetering on the edge are now in an even worse position....   [tags: Negative Impact of Poverty]
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The Effects of Poverty on the People of Yemen - The United States Military Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (HOA) is a geographical region that encompasses the countries of Djibouti, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and neighboring Yemen. Each country in the region houses many culturally unique distinctions to include groups, which comprise the HOA area of operation. Specifically one of these culturally unique groups originates out of Yemen. The country of Yemen, according to a 2004 census, has reached almost 20 million people (UNDP, 2010)....   [tags: American History, Military, Poverty] 1446 words
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The Causes of Poverty - Cultural vs. Structural - Parsing out the influences of cultural and structural factors leading to differential behaviors among the poor and nonpoor is a difficult challenge for sociologists concerned with stratification and inequality. This is largely due to the fact that they appear to be so heavily intertwined. Structural and cultural factors reinforce each other in complex ways. Pervasive cultural elements such as ideologies and values are used to frame and interpret existing socio-economic structures and their effects on individuals....   [tags: Sociology of Poverty]
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Poverty is Caused by Bad Karma - Becoming rich is a highly desirable goal in most people’s lives; it includes owning various valuable possessions and wealth. A contrasting rich is poverty, which there are two types of; relative and absolute poverty. Relative poverty is when you can only afford the minimum levels of the necessities to life, such as food, clothing, shelter, money, medication etc...) Absolute poverty consists of barely having the sufficient amount of basic needs to survive; therefore people who are in absolute poverty are the people who suffer the most....   [tags: world poverty essay] 1576 words
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Microcredit and Poverty Alleviation - Microcredit is a financial innovation that is considered to have originated with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and Muhammad Yunus is its founder. This Bank offers collateral free loan to rural poor women. Women are afforded the opportunity of education and access to health care, reduced unemployment, so that their families and communities prosper. The future of the Microcredit is very bright now because it plays an important role for the development of poor families. This system is being introduced in both developing and developed countries of the world....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Microcredit: The Solution to Global Poverty - Over 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day (Singer 7). In impoverished nations, the life expectancy is below fifty, compared to the average of seventy-eight years in rich nations. The mortality rate of children is twenty times greater in “least developed” countries than in developed nations. Nearly 18 million people die every year from avoidable, poverty-related causes (UNICEF). On the other side of the spectrum, there were more than 1,100 billionaires in the world in 2007 (Singer 9)....   [tags: world poverty, microfinance]
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Christians Battle Against Poverty - Let’s look at some cold hard facts in the world surrounding us. Many of us live in comfortable lives—plenty of food, a car for every member of the household, a roof over our heads, parents with steady jobs, etc. Thus, America’s comfortable bubble is formed. That is a fact, right. Well since we all know about America, we should take a step outside of that cozy bubble around us and look at the rest of the world. We will soon see the reality of the world surrounding us. So many of us know the typical stereotypes such as starving children in Africa, or the overworked children of China, or even the uneducated people of South America....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Christian Teaching on Wealth and Poverty - Coursework (a) (i) Outline Christian teaching on wealth and poverty. Christians do not think money is a bad thing. However, they believe the way money is earned and used is the issue. Most Christians believe that wealth is a gift from God to benefit others. Christians believe that all money belongs to God and he gives them stewardship of his money to use wisely. The Bible teaches, “You cannot serve both God and money.” (Matthew 6:24). For Christians this means that they must be careful not to replace their love for God with the love of money....   [tags: World Development, Christianity, Poverty]
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The Relationship Between Poverty and Obesity - Is obesity about poverty and cheap food. Or lack of moral fibre. I will be elaborating an essay on the points written by Zoe Williams (2011) balanced arguments, on whether there is a link between obesity, poverty and or lack of inner strength. I will be presenting for and against arguments relating the issue. In the UK as well as in other developed countries, obesity is becoming a growing problem this puts pressure on health services and affects individuals’ ability to work, and contribute to the economy....   [tags: US poverty essay]
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The Christian Belief on Wealth and Poverty - Wealth, the state of being affluent which is a highly desirable characteristic in life and opposing this is poverty, the state of having little or no money and very few possessions. The Bible teaches us that wealth in your life is absolutely worthless in Heaven and holds no value under the eyes of God. This goes against almost every human’s attitude to earning more money to be content by a better lifestyle. Currently Christian leaders are heavily concerned of how corrupt the world is and believe the unfair distribution of wealth across the globe and how less economically developed countries have to suffer from this disadvantage, are the causes of our world being corrupt....   [tags: Christianity, Wealth, Poverty, religion, ]
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Singers Solution to World Poverty - The writer behind “Singers Solution to World Poverty” advocates that U.S. citizens give away the majority of their dispensable income in order to end global suffering. Peter Singer makes numerous assumptions within his proposal about world poverty, and they are founded on the principle that Americans spend too much money on items and services that they do not need. Singer uses some extreme methods in order to achieve his goal of getting readers to truly believe in his ideas and change their values and lifestyles....   [tags: Singers Solution to World Poverty] 1213 words
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Poverty and Inequality in El Salvador - The poverty and inequality that has plagued El Salvador since the early twentieth century stems from their rule by the Oligarchy, which dates back to colonial times. The Oligarchy's lack of consistency in implementing and following through with reforms has prevented progress from occurring in the country. Furthermore, the many wars and political revolts in El Salvador impeded its economic and social growth. The main focus of the Oligarchy was to turn a profit. And because they essentially ran the economy, they assumed that their actions were best for both their profits and the country's economy as a whole....   [tags: Poverty in Latin America]
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Alleviation of Poverty Cannot Occur without Development - ‘In the world of development, if one mixes the poor and the non-poor [sic] in a program, the non-poor will always drive out the poor, and the less poor will drive out the more poor, unless protective measures are instituted right at the beginning. In such cases, the non-poor reap the benefits of all that is done in the name of the poor’ (Yunus, 1999:42). This quote goes to show how misunderstood the term ‘development’ is in the West, as the root causes of poverty are never fully addressed beforehand in order to assess what type of development is necessary for a country in the Third World....   [tags: world poverty, global poverty]
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Solutions to Poverty - Solutions to Poverty Poverty is a major problem in the United States today. Social, economical, political, and cultural factors all contribute to poverty. Education and economic development are two major issues that will help prevent poverty. The United States Census Bureau defines poverty as an "economic condition in which people lack sufficient income to obtain basic needs for food, housing, clothing, health services and education." In other words, poverty is powerlessness, a lack of representation and freedom....   [tags: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty] 1333 words
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Poverty In the Philippines - Poverty In the Philippines The rich, the middle class, and the poor; are described by the way we live and the amount of money one has. There are many different ways of describing what poverty is, whether it is by how you live or how much money you have. What is poverty and what does it mean to be poor. Not many of us know the true meaning of these terms. Poverty is an issue dealt with throughout the world, but we are not all aware if its conditions. Poverty is a very serious problem around the world....   [tags: Poor Poverty Economics Essays]
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What is Poverty? - What is Poverty. What do you consider poverty to be. Do you have a definitive explanation of it or do you consider it an abstract circumstance. In the article "What is Poverty?", Jo Goodwin Parker gives her ideas on what poverty is. First given as a speech, this article is written as an attack on human emotion. Her use of connotative language creates many harsh images of her experiences in a life of poverty. By using these images, Parker is capable of causing the reader to feel many emotions and forces the reader to question his or her own stereotypes of the poor....   [tags: Poverty Economics Economy Essays] 1070 words
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Ignorance is Why Poverty is Ignored - Today's world is filled with both great tragedy and abundant joy. In a densely populated metropolis like New York City, on a quick walk down a street you encounter homeless people walking among the most prosperous. Unfortunately, nine times out of ten the prosperous person will trudge straight past the one in need without a second thought. A serious problem arises when this happens continually. The problem worsens when you enter a different neighborhood and the well-to-do are far from sight. Many neighborhoods are inhabited only by the most hopeless of poverty - ridden people while others downtown or across the park do not care, or are glad to be separated from them....   [tags: homelessness, poverty, New York City] 847 words
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Breaking the Cycle Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy - “Pretending that you forgot your lunch” “Being afraid to tell your mom that you need gym shoes at school” (Network, 2007) Child poverty is not something that is often discussed in Ontario, but it is a real issue for millions of children that have to live it every day. Breaking the Cycle is a provincial program designed to eliminate poverty by 25% in five years for children, their families and the overall community. In this paper I will discuss the background of poverty in Ontario, and the people who are more likely to be affected by it....   [tags: Poverty Canada]
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The Relationship Between Lack of Education and Poverty - They ran up to our Safari Convertible, their raucous, childish laughter filling the air. My family and I gave them pens- we had read online that they thoroughly enjoyed getting educational materials. These Kenyan children lived near the Maasi village in extreme poverty, as they did not benefit directly from the tourists that visited the more commercial villages. These children must live with the two most devastating factors to children: poverty and lack of education. If a child’s environment is not nurturing, the child can suffer both mentally and physically....   [tags: world poverty essay] 2058 words
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Poverty and Common Mental Disorders in Developing Countries - The two most striking take-home messages from this paper are: common mental disorders should be looked at on par with other diseases associated with poverty (like tuberculosis); treatment and prevention of mental diseases should involve confronting poverty and economic development, apart from the medical interventions. The rest of the paper provides a discussion of the evidence backing these points and the ways in which they can be implemented. These conclusions and the reasons why they are remarkable are discussed in this critique....   [tags: poverty essay]
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Limited Resources, Hidden Rules and Poverty - Every person survives by the acquisition of resources and families are sustained by the amount of resources they gain. Along with those resources, the know-how – hidden rules are what they use to govern the use and pursuit of more resources needed to continue surviving. Poverty is determined by resources and knowledge of the rules in society. In this paper, resources that determine poverty, hidden class rules and poverty in children and schools will be discussed. Resources It is said that, “poverty is the extent to which an individual does without resources” (Payne, 2005, p.7); though most will argue that money is the biggest resource determining poverty....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Information and Communication Technology Will Not Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries - Poverty is a major problem in developing countries. This problem could cause less education, unemployment, low quality of health and lack of information among people. There are many ways to diminish poverty such as giving subsidies, reduced tax, free education and providing information and communication technology (ICT) for the poor. There are evidences that ICT such as mobile phone, computer and internet could be the solution to decrease poverty in poor countries because it could increase knowledge and open new business opportunities....   [tags: poverty essay]
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American Families Caught in the Cycle of Poverty - The rise in poverty is related to the Great Recession of 2007 which continues to the present day. The recession has lead to a decrease in jobs because many companies are trying to save money so they do not have to close their doors. While many economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research has stated that the recession has ended it still has not shown an increase in jobs. Robert Reich of the Business Insider estimates it will be another 5-8 years before the job market increases to the point it was before the recession, not including the jobs that were lost during the recession.¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ This means it will be at least another 5-8 years before poverty levels start to decrease to a sustainable amount....   [tags: US poverty essay]
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Poverty in Janet Poppendieck's Want Amid Plenty - In Janet Poppendieck's “Want Amid Plenty: From Hunger To Inequality” she argues that America puts excessive focus upon hunger issues among the poor when there are many other important issues that go unnoticed. Poppendieck believes that it is time to find a way to shift the discourse from undernutrition to unfairness, from hunger to inequality. In today's society, there are many food banks, food drives, soup kitchens, etc. Food is extremely abundant in America, therefore Poppendieck's statement is proven true when she states that there is too much focus on hunger....   [tags: hunger, poverty] 688 words
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Global Institutions are the Solution to Global Poverty - Global institutions are seen to be the better solution to help prevent world poverty in developing nations. Indeed, two philosophers, Thomas Pogge and Andrew Kuper, agree with this view that global institutions are more suited to prevent world poverty than NGOs. The reason for this is that global institutions have better defined institutional structures. A global institution “is an organization with hierarchical structures, having departments and agencies assigned with specific tasks” (WTO). They generally generate internal resources for their operations....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Causes of American Poverty and Possible Solutions - Poverty is not a simple issue. You cannot ask a question about poverty and get one universal response. There are many conflicting ideas about what poverty is, and more importantly, where it comes from. The make-up of American society shows that so much in life can depend on one’s family. Having opportune circumstances can land people jobs, but having the opposite can also perpetuate the depression and reality of poverty for others. When people have reasons not to seize their days, they might sink deeper and deeper into the belief that they cannot truly escape poverty....   [tags: US poverty essay] 1588 words
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The Stereotype of Criminally Disposed People in Poverty - For many years, the issue of criminal disposition has been greatly associated with those who reside in poor neighborhoods. Violence may occur within low income or predominant minority communities but much good has come from neighborhoods such as these. Further, this stereotype has generated much controversy: While some believe that all poor neighborhoods are the worst, indeed not all people who come from poor neighborhoods are not criminally disposed. Because of aspiring individuals who are prosperous today; the impact of crime on some poor communities influence the others to strive to improve their community; and not only does crime come from poor neighborhoods but wealthy communities as well....   [tags: poverty, criminals, stereotypes,] 818 words
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Poverty Situation in Zambia - From being one of the most prosperous countries in sub Sahara Africa, Zambia has experienced a sharp decline, a crush, of its economy, which has had a great adverse impact on the quality of 10 million people. The decline started with the rising oil prices of the mid 1970's, which coincided with the drop in world copper prices being the mainstay of Zambian economy. The droughts which were experienced in the early 1980s have persisted into the 1990's and their impact has contributed to the decline in agriculture production....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 2602 words
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Factors Contributing to Poverty - Factors Contributing to Poverty There are many factors that aid the prevalence of poverty. Firstly, it is difficult to assess these causes because the word ‘poverty’ can be very subjective and difficult to define. In attempting to define what poverty is, one would suggest having a lack of income and resources not consistent with the requirements of the poverty line. Three factors that play major roles as causes of poverty would be having a lack of education, systemic discrimination, and inequities based on a capitalist system....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 1395 words
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Why is There so Much Poverty? - With the thought of poverty, several issues come to mind: money, crime, health and welfare. These are the top four concerns when responding to the issue of poverty in our nation as a whole. Each presents problems and solutions, but addressing them in the face of government is difficult; for every good point or action, there is a negative reaction affecting both pro and con supporters. The most prevalent means of measuring poverty have been, and continue to be, bench marks related to money....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 1954 words
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Poverty in South Africa - Poverty is one of the greatest problems facing South Africa. South African families live in very unsatisfactory conditions. The South African government works hard to bring down the rate of poverty but it also seems to increase as they try. The majority of the South African people are unemployed or else the breadwinner of the family looses the job or dies. In that situation the family has nobody to provide them with the basic needs of life. The children have no money to go to school and that alone increases the rate of poverty as it is known to everybody that if u is uneducated, you have no good chances of getting a well paying job that will sustain you for the rest of your life....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 462 words
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It's Time To End Childhood Poverty - Poverty is defined in many ways. The dictionary definition simply does not suffice to show the human cost of poverty. Poverty is much more than the limited capital resources that this definition suggests. Poverty is defined by the federal government as 16,660 for a family of four in 1998 (“Child Poverty in the United States” 2000). These figures are tremendously flawed; a single individual residing in the United States would not fare well by the standards of most individuals at this income level....   [tags: Essays on Poverty]
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Globalisation Will NOT End World Poverty - "The essence of globalisation is a subordination of human rights, of labour rights, consumer, environmental rights, democracy rights, to the imperatives of global trade and investment." ---Ralph Nader Globalisation is a widely used term in current day economy; the term has several different meanings and has only come to existence over the past several decades. The term Globalisation broadly refers to the expansion of global linkages, the establishment of social life in a global community, and growth of global consciousness, so it is the combination of a world society....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 1892 words
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Poverty and Low Birth Weights - Abstract There exist some evidence that poverty can result in low birth weight in newborn infants. On Prince Edward Island, low birth weights are currently the lowest as compared to the national average according to Statistics Canada. However, the link that exist between poverty and low birth weights leaves unanswered questions as to what can be done to reduce these low birth weights in newborn infants. The effect of Poverty on Low Birth Weight in Newborns Receiving good prenatal care is extremely important for an expecting mother....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 1011 words
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Welfare Causes Poverty in America - There seems to be an increase in poverty in the United States and there are so many theories behind why this might be a problem. It seems as if Society as a whole wants to blame this social “condition” on Society itself. I believe that the problem of poverty lies within the actual individuals that are experiencing poverty. There are a few reasons why people experience poverty. They are as follows: One, the liberal welfare programs that were started in the 1960’s, two, individuals lack the characteristic of power and individuality, three, anti-social behavior and the idea that poverty passes from one generation to the next....   [tags: Solutions to Poverty] 796 words
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The History and Future of Poverty - To understand our current sins of earth-savaging, overconsuming, and overpopulating, we have to look at facts that are, like the sun, too painful for our direct gaze. Instinctively we look away. Poverty "The poverty of the poor is their ruin," says the Book of Proverbs. And the ruin is not just material. Poverty rapes and kills the spirit of the poor. We underestimate its complexity and cruelty. There are four dimensions of poverty: (1) Material limit. Poverty does mean a lack of material necessities....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 3705 words
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Social Change: Poverty and Education - Abstract When treating psychological patients, there are many factors which need to be considered. In fact, depending on the problem, the context under which the evaluation takes place may influence the outcome of the evaluation. Looking for solutions to psychological problems, there are times when known relationships can be leveraged to make a difference. In this paper, the relationship between education and poverty, in light of psychological inquiry, will be considered, compared and contrasted within multiple contexts....   [tags: Solutions to Poverty] 2601 words
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Poverty in Social Classes - Poverty in Social Classes The world contains a lot of societies, cultures, and classes. Each household belongs to some social class that represents their level of education, their work position, and their financial status. These different classes have created a conflict between people. It fills rich people's minds with the thought that poor people are criminals, and that conflict ended up with creating poverty. The authors Gilbert, Kahl, Magnet, and Gans are discussing the important causes and reasons that created poverty in comparing and contrasting these points with each other....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 665 words
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Poverty, An Injustice In America - Poverty, an Injustice in America How many times have you been on your way home, or somewhere around downtown, and at a stoplight you see someone sitting at the intersection with a cardboard sign that reads something along the lines of, “Homeless and hungry”. If you have ever been in a car that passes through a large city in the U.S., then like most others you probably have. What have these people done to be in a situation like this. What can you do to help. Are they really homeless. These are commonly asked questions, however few really take the time to find the answer....   [tags: Essays on Poverty] 596 words
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Religion and Poverty: Faith-Based Organizations - To get a clear understanding of the contributions by faith-based social services and where they stand, it is important to first define a faith-based organization and explore the theories from which they derive. Staff of these organizations may most often share the same faith and provide service in accord with their beliefs. “For some faith-based organizations, faith is manifest in the act of service itself, conspicuous in the compassion inherent in the way work is performed. For others there are programmatic elements which may include prayer, the teaching of religious values, studying religious texts, and worship....   [tags: Religion, Poverty, Faith-based organizations,]
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Poverty in America: Government Welfare Programs are the Solution - “What is poverty. Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty is losing a child to illness brought about by unclean water. Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom” (The World Bank, 2009). People are deemed poor if their incomes are insufficient to obtain the basic necessitates for themselves or their families....   [tags: US poverty essay] 1500 words
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IMPACT OF POOR GOVERNANCE AND INCOME INEQUALITY ON POVERTY IN PAKISTAN - There is widespread poverty in Pakistan and the two main reasons are poor governance and income inequality. Few studies have focused on the theoretical substantiation of impact of bad governance and income inequality on poverty, but we do not find any study carrying empirical work on the impact of bad governance on poverty in Pakistan. This study is an empirical research that attempts to find out the long run and short run impact of poor governance and inequality in wealth and income distribution on poverty in Pakistan through time series analysis from the year 1984 to 2008....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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Impact of Poor Governance and Income Inequality on Poverty in Pakistan - Chaudhry et al. (2006) linked urban poverty with the idea of good governance. They used primary data source and inferred that people in the weakest state and extremely deplorable condition tend to become most abandoned and helpless in the presence of poor governance, because they are extremely powerless in controlling decisions that influence their lives. They also proposed that urban poverty can be mitigated at the level of city by way of good governance in demographic and socio-economic factors and infrastructure....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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