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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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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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The Urbanization 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: Urban Enclaves 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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An Analysis of the Global Poverty - Poverty has been a recurring issue for humans all throughout history and continues to be a problem today. Extreme or absolute poverty can be defined as an individual’s inability to supply the basic human needs for life. Currently, twenty-one percent of the developing world lives on less than two US dollars and fifty cents a day (The World Bank), however, the world poverty line is set at one US dollar and twenty-five cents. There is not one specific thing causing poverty to continuously push and shape the actions and lives of people from the beginning of history all the way up until now....   [tags: world poverty, absolute poverty, poverty line]
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Chronic Poverty in Nigeria - 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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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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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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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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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 fewer opportunities, education and tools to achieve 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, social issues]
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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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The Feminization of Poverty - One of the Biggest Challenges for Women Today: The Feminization of Poverty The division of labour and education along gender lines, racial inequalities and discrimination, and unpaid domestic labour all contribute to the growing feminization of poverty. Feminists are working to decrease the income gap, to benefit the overall health of women and the population at large. The term feminization of poverty describes the disproportionate amount of women who are poor, and its link to the division of labour along gender lines (Calixte, Johnson, & Motapanyane, 2010)....   [tags: women, poverty, lower pay fields]
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Connections Between Crime and Poverty - In March 2007 a study done by the McClatchy Newspapers had found that the ranks of the severely impoverished are rapidly escalating (Williams, 2007). The study showed that the poverty level in America had reached its highest point in 32 years (Williams, 2007). Nearly Sixteen million Americans had been found to be in a deep to severe level of poverty (Williams, 2007). The level of poverty on went up after the economic crash in 2009. But has the increased level of poverty led to an increase in violence....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]
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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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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 and Crime in America - Crime in this country is 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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Connections Between Crime and Poverty - 1) Why did you initially choose this article out of the list. I picked this particular Article because I wanted to see if there are more crimes being committed because of the possible desperation people may have when they have children and families and have lost everything there homes, Jobs, and maybe even a Spouse. I was interested in the title wondering what poverty has to do with crime. Is it an accurate assumption that people who are without would commit crimes to survive. I personally think that this Article and the video I watched on You Tube with Barbara Ehrenreich were very interesting....   [tags: Crime and 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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Poverty in America - This year celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the War on Poverty. Initiated by President Lindon B. Johnson, the war aimed to set the standard for a new age of government policy aimed at combating the rising poverty rates in America. Most notably, the speech resulted in Congress passing the Economic Opportunity Act, which formed the Office of Economic Opportunity to distribute federal funds towards impoverished citizens on a state and local level. Since that declaration over fifty years ago, federal spending on antipoverty programs has reached nearly $15 trillion inflation-constant dollars....   [tags: war on poverty, capitalism]
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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 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 2...   [tags: world poverty essay] 1153 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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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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Women in Poverty - The saying “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps,” is a common one here in the United States. There is a stigma here that if one works hard enough, they can be anyone they want to be. A lot of people who believe that stigma, did not actually have to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. They were born on third base and think they hit a triple. According to an article in the Huffington Post, the richest one percent holds 46 percent of the world’s wealth. This one percent includes people such as the Walton children, the inheritors of the money made from Wal-Mart, which was created by their father (“Richest 1 Percent Hold”)....   [tags: education, money, inequality, poverty]
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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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The Relationship Between Lack of Education and Poverty - It was with great sadness that I watched the documentary. I saw Kenyan children from a small village living in extreme poverty. 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. Therefore, poverty and lack of education are both factors that most negatively affect a child. Poverty is the harshest factor for children as it encompasses hunger, lack of access to medical facilities, and lack of access to clean water....   [tags: Poverty and Education] 1912 words
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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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Combating Poverty in America: Time For a Change - President Johnson is well known for making major policy reform in order to combat poverty. Welfare, a social program designed to combat poverty, has been a controversial issue for many years and has been reformed under the Clinton and Bush administrations. In 1996 President Bill Clinton brought welfare reform to congress with help from the Republican Party. Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole led the reform action. President Clinton vetoed the first two bills presented, but later proposed a third version that was enacted....   [tags: Poverty Essays]
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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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Poverty in America - The Background of Poverty in America In the United States today there are many reforms that had been made to help cope with those who are living in poverty. However, these reforms have been keeping many from being able to climb the social class ladder because the “War on Poverty” has not been effective on ridding poverty in the U.S. According to the Heritage Foundation, there are about forty six million people who are living in poverty and it is a conflict in this country because it puts people of lower class at a disadvantage because they have to choose between necessities like healthcare, child care and food in order to help themselves and their family members; therefore, many sacrifices...   [tags: social issues, war over poverty]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connections Between Poverty and Adolescent Crime - Research Question: Does the socioeconomic status induce illegal activities in adolescents. The independent variable is the money. The dependent variable is the amount teenagers partake in illegal activities. Hypothesis: The more poverty an adolescent individual is facing the more likely they are to take part in illegal activities. Independent variable is the poverty adolescent individuals are facing. Dependent variable is the amount of adolescence taking part in illegal activities. Literature Review: Poverty, the state of an individual or individuals that have insufficient or no money, goods, or means of support....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]
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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: Feminization of Poverty in Canada]
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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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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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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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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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The Link Between Globalization and Poverty - The Link Between Globalization and Poverty The word globalization gets tossed in conversation with out even slipping our minds what it is. But what is it. Globalization is the concept of companies sending jobs overseas to those who will work for less. Globalization is the ability to go to McDonald’s in China and eat a Big Mac that tastes as if you ate it on your homeland. Globalization allows you go on Facebook to communicate with your exchange partner in Germany in a matter of seconds. However, globalization can be defined even broader that includes multiple influences....   [tags: Globalization, Global Poverty]
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Poverty in the United States - Many reforms in the UnitedStates have been passed to help fight against the “War on Poverty”; but it has not been effective in eradicating poverty in the U.S. There are about 46 million people who are living in impoverished conditions and poverty continues to be a social issue in this country (Heritage Foundation, 2011) In the beginning, our country was formed under the belief that “this land is the land of opportunity and if we worked hard enough the American Dream can be gained” (Schwarz, 1997)....   [tags: war on poverty, american dream]
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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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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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Social Justice and Ending Poverty - Social Justice is about making society function better – providing the support and tools to help turn lives around. This is a challenging new approach to dealing with poverty in all its forms. It is not about income poverty alone.(SJS) Throughout this essay I will explore why Poverty is a primary issue when striving for Social Justice and how, we as professionals, can attempt to overcome this by working together to achieve a fairer more just society. Social Work, Primary Education and Community Learning and Development are working together collaboratively to achieve Social Justice....   [tags: social work, government, poverty]
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Can We Reduce Extreme Poverty? - We entered the 21st Century with 6.6 billion people and our generation’s challenges become bigger. Reading an article on worldhunger.org I found out that according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, one person in eight on this planet suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2010 to 2012 (p. 2). Extreme poverty is an extremely debated issue and it’s about today’s world population that live with one dollar a day. 70% of them live on the African continent and the rest are dispersed between Asia and South America, according to Paul Collier in The Bottom Billion (2007)....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 1694 words
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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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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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Poverty in the African American Community - The United States developed the official poverty measures in 1960. It was developed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had declared a war on poverty during the Civil Rights era. (The Path of Power- The years of Lyndon B. Johnson, (Caro, 16). The poverty rate of African Americans has been declining for many years. The Census Bureau releases two reports every year that describe who is poor in the United States based on cash resources. There is also the supplemental poverty measure (SPM) which takes account for the cash resources and non cash benefits from government programs aimed at low income families....   [tags: treats to world peace, poverty measures]
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The Energy Poverty Problem - Killing more than both Malaria and Tuberculosis, and only a few short of HIV/AIDS, this threat to the world will murder even more people if nothing is done about it. As of 2008, smoke inhalation from biomass has killed almost triple the number of people that died from Malaria. Only HIV/AIDS has killed more than smoke. However, in 2030, all of the other numbers from Malaria, Tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS, have drastically decreased, but the number of deaths from smoke from biomass increases from around 1.4 million to 1.5 million....   [tags: Global Energy Poverty]
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Poverty and Post-Secondary Education - As Nelson Mandela once proclaimed, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Unfortunately, some students do not have the chance to take part in a college education. Not receiving a post-secondary education is a rising issue among those below the poverty line in the United States. In 2010, eighty-two percent of high income students continued their education into college; while in contrast, only fifty-two percent of students living in poverty had the opportunity to receive their college education....   [tags: education, poverty, college degree]
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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, causes, social reform]
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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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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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Poverty: Statistics on Father Absence - Poverty can be cured by tossing away the donor-recipient model of the past and making a shift toward partnership models that value the creative potential of our brothers and sisters in the developing world through PovertyCure. PovertyCure understands the issue of poverty. Over one billion people live on under $1.25 per day. Each year millions of men, women, and children die of AIDS and preventable diseases. Many more die of contaminated water and starvation. And yet over the past 60 years trillions of dollars have been dumped in the name of “curing poverty” without result....   [tags: poverty, christianity, aid, partnership, honesty]
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Poverty on the Rise - Poverty on the Rise There is a very wide range of income for individuals and families. This is why we have people that are very wealthy which are referred to as the upper class and there is the middle class that makes an average income, and the bottom of the income bracket lies the people in poverty. Poverty is a condition in which a person or family does not have the means to satisfy basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. Your race does not matter, every race has people that are in poverty....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 819 words
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Poverty Within Developed Countries - Poverty is a vague and ambiguous term. Many people define poverty in many different ways. Some consider it the literal lack of monetary funds, while others consider it the lack of over-all ‘wealth’ which includes the opportunity to attain an education and hopefully, in turn, attain some form of monetary currency. For the sake of this paper, the definition of poverty which includes opportunities and education will be used because it includes various parts of being poor instead of focusing simply on monetary currency. When the general public thinks of poverty, it thinks of poor starving children in Africa....   [tags: America, Poverty Line, Developed Countries]
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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 sustai...   [tags: US poverty essay]
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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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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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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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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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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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The Definition of Poverty - What are the definitions of poor and poverty. Many people hear the words poverty and have different meanings, so how do we know which definition and I poor is the correct one. According to many people poverty may mean a person who does not have any money to do the things they want to do, however most people can afford to live only on the things they truly need. This is just one example; there are many other definitions of the word poverty. Then what do people consider to be the meaning of the word poor....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 638 words
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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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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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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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Poverty and Corruption: Indian Slums in A Nutshell - Poverty: the state of being extremely poor. Corruption: dishonest conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. This is how many define poverty and corruption; however, without familiarity, words are just words – different combinations of the same twenty-six letters. Without actually experiencing either in one’s life, those of fortune can never truly understand the implications, associations, and repercussions of each, which is made evident by studying those who are living in rundown, despairing slums, which “for the purpose of census, has been defined as a residential area where dwellings are unfit for human habitation by reasons of dilapidation, overcrowding … lack of ventilation...   [tags: Poverty, Indian Slums]
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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 we...   [tags: poverty, criminals, stereotypes,] 818 words
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Geography: Violence and Poverty in The History of Libya - Throughout Libya’s history, there has been violence and poverty. Even while Libya was controlled by other nations, it continued to be invaded. Currently there is revolution in Libya while its new government attempts to put together the pieces. Thousands of people are being killed in the struggle for power. Libya is a relatively new independent country. It has spent most of its history controlled by other nations. These countries include Italy, United Kingdom, and France. Libya became an independent nation on 24 December 1951....   [tags: Violence, poverty, revolution]
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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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Extreme Poverty in Japan - Introduction Friday 20 February 2012, Saitama, Japan: three members of the same family are found dead in their apartment building in Saitama, north of Tokyo. The victims were found decomposed lying on futons together with the carcass of their pet cat. The fridge was found empty and one-yen coin seemed to be the only money they possessed. The victims were an elderly couple in there 60s and their son, thought to be in his 30s. The cause of death of the family is unknown, however officials believe they either died of starvation of committed suicide....   [tags: elderly, disable people, relative income poverty]
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Ending Global Poverty by Stephen Smith - Which theoretical perspectives are represented by the author’s treatment of the topic. “Global poverty is the scourge and disgrace of our affluent era” (Smith 13). Eradicating extreme poverty has always been one of the greatest challenges in the world. In fact, today poverty has become a major concern for several nations. According to Stephen C. Smith, the author of book Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works, ending poverty would require eight crucial keys to escape poverty traps; to provide health and nutrition for adults to work and children to grow to their potential, provide basic education to build the foundations for self-reliance, to provide credit and basic insurance for work...   [tags: world peace, extreme poverty, education]
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Rural Poverty in The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a country in Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran. Its total is 652,230 sq km. In terms of climate, it is arid to semiarid, which essentially means they have cold winters and hot summers (CIA World Factbook, 1). “For many Afghanis, all that has changed in the last one thousand years are the weapons which have been used against so many of them” (Afghan, 1). This is because it has been in war constantly ever since the time of Alexander the Great. “Afghanistan has historically been the link between Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Indian sub-continent, which makes it a nation made up of many different nationalities” (Afghan, 1)....   [tags: southern asia, clans, state of poverty]
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Illustration of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Novel - No human being on earth should have to endure the pain and heartache of this horrible plague. No family should have to live through their life painstakingly because they have no money to live. In Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, McCourt illustrates with his words beatifically the horrific life of poverty. McCourt extraordinarily carves the story of his “impoverished childhood to his maturity at the age of nineteen” into the reader’s mind (Aubrey 1). In the beginning, Frank resided in Brooklyn, New York with his family until shortly after the traumatic death of his sister, Margaret....   [tags: penury, extreme poverty, angela's ashes]
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Poverty in the UK - a. Poverty is a situation in the UK which ultimately can not be avoided, there are many causes of poverty such as debt, physical and mental health issues, low pay, unemployment and poor education. ==================================================================== Personal debt is a growing problem, which is causing poverty to become an increasingly common problem across the UK as a whole. As debt builds up and interest increases the amount due becomes harder and harder to pay off, until eventually the government may take this into their own hands ad begin to reposes goods in order to pay of the debt....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays] 557 words
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