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Analysis of The War on Poverty - The “War on Poverty”, introduced by former US President, Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address, was the unofficial name for legislation. President Johnson delivered his "War on Poverty" speech at a time of recovery in which the poverty level had fallen from 22.4% in 1959 to 19% in 1964. Critics saw it as an effort to get the United States Congress to authorize social welfare programs. [1] During Johnson’s 1964 Presidential campaign, he often spoke about his vision for America. He envisioned an America "where no child will go unfed and no youngster will go unschooled; where every child has a good teacher and every teacher has good pay, and both have good classrooms; where ev...   [tags: poverty, lyndon johnson, opportunity act] 780 words
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The War on Poverty - In the year 1964, many people in the United States were considered living in poverty. Times were hard for many American citizens because of lack of food, jobs, and education, along with the racial inequality happening during this time period. Lyndon B. Johnson, who was serving as President at this time, declared that the government needed to take a stand. Johnson thought hard on what he, as President, could do to help this issue. He and his team of executives knew the struggles the citizens had been facing in the years before, so the Johnson Organization proposed a speech to help educate the people of the United States about the struggles they may not have known about....   [tags: health care industy, civil rights]
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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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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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War on Poverty - War on Poverty and the Great Society of which it was part of The Kennedy administration had been working on the most ambitious and controversial part of the Great Society effort to improve American life since 1963. This Great Society reform was known as the War on Poverty. President Johnson was the first to make public mention of this Great Society during his presidency and he called it an “unconditional war on poverty”. This program was designed to ultimately eliminate hunger and deprivation from American Life....   [tags: Great Society]
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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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The War on Poverty: The Start of the Head Start Program - In January of 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson declared “war on poverty” in a state of the union speech. His dream for a better America came with the greatest prosperity of the post war years. The nations GNP was up, unemployment was down and disposable personal income was at an all-time high. As the baby boom generation aged more American’s than ever would enter the work force and it was imperative that the county develop some a plan for its growing nation. As part of Johnsons war on poverty he create the idea of a “great society” in which ground rules where laid out for programs that the president was sure would help the nation....   [tags: education, children, wellbeing, head start] 1421 words
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The Effects of Poverty in a Country - Background of the study There is broad evidence that poverty is the biggest problem in the economic, social and political terms for various nations (Statistics South Africa, 2012). Shah (2010) mentioned that more than 24,000 children die each day around the world. But how do we understand poverty. Generally, poverty is described as lack of happiness (Van Praag and Carbonell, 2005) and/or having a daily income of less than fifty percent household disposal income (Marks, 2005). Poverty cannot only be based from their daily income and household consumption but also to the satisfaction that one feels about his/her present conditions which is a great challenge to government’s policy....   [tags: poverty, education, birth, war] 1578 words
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How the Federal Bilingual Education Act of 1968 Ended the War on Poverty - ... The Education Topic over Bilingual Education in our School Systems Spanish-speaking populace has grown tremendously in these past decades, much of which have immigrated with Spanish as their only language. This has left the public school system with an interesting problem; how to successfully transition Spanish speaking students into an English environment. Public school systems have adopted an immersion program; where students learn English and other subjects in classrooms where only English is spoken (Parkay, 2013)....   [tags: culture, language, learning] 1712 words
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President Johnson's Political Positions: Vietnam and the New Deal - 1. How did Johnson respond to the Vietnam War Protests. The Vietnam War would be the event that dominated Lyndon Johnson's presidency and dictated his public view at the time and his place in American history. The Johnson administration's actions in Vietnam greatly soured Johnson's public image and would take much pride out of Johnson. As public support of the war declined rapidly, Johnson was puzzled at how he should respond to the growing opposition of his foreign policies. While Johnson coveted support of the people, he wished to please the war hawks in his administration in government, and these pressures would outweigh the overwhelming wish of the American people....   [tags: War on Poverty, New Deal]
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Afghanistan in the Way of Development - Why is Afghanistan not a developed country, where it was the crossroad of great empires Alexander the great, Persian empire, Genghis khan, British, Soviet Union empires. Afghanistan is a country with really complex history, which is located in southern Asia and it is often called the cross road of central Asia. The country is made up of different ethnic of people who are speaking different languages. Afghanistan occupied by British and Soviet armies. The Soviet Union and British empires sent more than thousands of their troops and immediately took political and military control....   [tags: war, poverty, education, recovering]
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The Necessary Mitigated Evil: Humanitarian Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa - Due in part to its tumultuous past, sub-Saharan Africa is a region of the world that is stricken with war, famine, and poverty. Many people in richer parts of the world, including North America and Europe, view helping the people who inhabit this part of the world as their duty and obligation. Both non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governmental organizations such as the United Nations (UN) alike send humanitarian aid to sub-Saharan Africa. While this aid helps countless individuals and their families, humanitarian aid in sub-Saharan Africa fuels further conflict and enables violent groups, undermining the goals of the aid itself....   [tags: war, famine, poverty, soldiers]
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Refugees Who are Seeking Asylum - Refugees According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) definition, "refugee is some who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence" (“The UN Refuge Agency”). People who seek for asylum have a justified fear of persecution for many reasons such as race, nationality or political issues. Most of refugees can't return back their home or afraid to do so. On other side, there is kind of people who are called internally displaced person (IDP) who have been defined by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a people who have as same as refugees conditions except that they still remaining in their own country and they can't across an interna...   [tags: civil war, violence and poverty]
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Vast Corruption and Explotaition in the 21st Century - The 21st Century seems to be headed towards a future of vast corruption and exploitation as a result of the often inhumane and uncivilised individuals who, over the years have become desensitized to poverty, war, consumerism, racism, mental illnesses and political corruption. As the world moves towards further democracy, and decentralization it is vital that art is given the opportunity to stimulate people’s awareness, participation and judgment. Arts purpose is not only to be a fulfilment of society’s visual needs but is needed be utilised as a function to alert people to society’s problems....   [tags: film photography, poverty, war] 698 words
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Economic Impact of Colonialism in Africa - Throughout the centuries Africa has been a continent of agricultural achievement and plenty. Agrarian practices and technologies developed in Africa were emulated by the world’s great civilizations and radiated to every corner of the world. It’s speculated by many naturalist (most notably Charles R. Darwin) that modern agriculture originated in Africa. Ancient cave paintings discovered by archeologist in Africa are certainly some of the earliest evidences of plant and animal domestication. Arabic and European historical accounts agree that African diets were varied and abundant from the beginning of recorded history up until the middle ages....   [tags: famine, poverty, war, slave trade]
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Divided Agenda: The Chicago Housing Authority - Divided Agenda: The Chicago Housing Authority The Chicago Housing Authority is an agency that is at odds with its own true nature and goals. It is an agency committed to managing the welfare of the poor and disenfranchised. At the same time it is an agency with a commitment to the city of Chicago to "take care " of the Black poor problem. "Taking care" in this instance seems to mean by any means necessary. Whether Blacks are shuttled about from one part of the city to the next, stacked on top of each other like prisoners, or out and out murdered there seems to be an unspoken agenda to get rid of the problem....   [tags: Poverty War Welfare] 1689 words
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Ivan Denisovich - The crimes of Stalinism in Europe are endless. The experience of the people who lived under the Soviet regime after the end of World War II lived in a time of terror, hopelessness and misery. For Soviet citizens and the prisoners life was miserable. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, a short novel written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, is a story about the one day in the life of a person caught between the chaos of the war and the faceless entity that controls their lives. The story takes place somewhere in Siberia in 1951 at a “special” (forced labor) camp....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, War] 1724 words
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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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Sudanese Crisis - A place where 85 percent of people live below the poverty line, nearly 40 percent of children are malnourished, and 7.5 million are threatened by famine, seems unrealistic (The Cry…). Sudan, being the third largest country in Africa, somehow has reached these numbers. Human Rights Watch has been investigating this situation and have posted many articles explain the reasons behind the crisis in Sudan. In October 2013, they posted an article explaining the start of this, which explains the civil war that has been going on for over two decades....   [tags: Sudan, poverty, civil war, violation, human rights]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poverty in America: Government Welfare Programs are the Problem - Abstract Poverty effected many individual families around the world for many years, and it wasn’t until 1935, The Social Security Act was passed, therefore assisting many families in need. The effects of poverty is an extraordinarily obscure social experience, and the finding those causes is very similar. As a result, sociologists considered other theories of poverty, such as the journey of the middle class, employers, from the cities into the suburbs. The government has taken many steps over the years to put an end to or decrease welfare assistance....   [tags: US poverty essay] 2363 words
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Poverty's Negative Impact on Global Human Health - Many people do not know how big of an effect poverty has on the health issues that we face. Health issues are a main concern for countries with high poverty populations. Poverty affects the way we act and live, and our health affects the way that we behave in the real world. Poverty affects our health in many ways including obesity, mental health and diseases, child development, social status, and our homes. Poverty is an important global issue because it plays a role in the estimated one billion people who lack access to health care systems (“Health Issues, Global Issues,” 2010)....   [tags: world poverty essay]
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The Problem of Poverty: Welfare in America - The Problem of Poverty: Welfare in America For centuries, nations, cities, and individual families have dealt with the problem of poverty; how to remedy current situations and how to prevent future ones. For most of history, there have been no government controlled poverty assistance programs. The poor simply relied on the goodness of their families or, if they did not have a family, on the generosity of the public at large. In the United States, this situation changed in 1935 with the passage of the Social Security Act....   [tags: Poverty Essays]
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From Poverty to Fame: Biography of Louisa May Alcott - Who was Louisa May Alcott. Alcott was a nineteenth century author who wrote numerous famous books, such as the book series Little Women. However, Alcott did not start out famous. As a child, Alcott’s family lived in poverty. Though her family lived in poverty, Alcott had an extremely vivid imagination, especially for a girl during the time period that she lived in. Even when she was young, Alcott’s biggest dream was to become a famous author. She wrote one of her first poems at the age of eight when she saw a robin....   [tags: little women series, nurse, civil war]
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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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The Causes of Poverty in the Developing World - The Causes of Poverty in the Developing World Many LDC¡¦s have been badly affected by wars. There have been many civil wars in Africa, caused by European empire-building in the nineteenth century. Several African races were joined into one country, but half a race was left in another country. These countries were still artificial countries after they achieved independence. One race was often badly treated by the ruling race, which resulted in civil war. This also happened in Europe since the various parts of Yugoslavia were given independence....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays] 526 words
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Christian Teachings on Wealth and Poverty - Christian Teachings on Wealth and Poverty When we think poverty, we think being poor, hungry, homeless which is exactly what it means. The opposite of this would be wealthy, meaning a lot of money, property or riches. Even the world we live in is separated between wealthy and poor, this is called the north-south divide. The wealthier countries are located to be in the north, areas including USA, Eastern Europe, Canada, and Egypt. Meanwhile you would find poorer countries to be in the south, for example Brazil, Mexico, even poorer countries where you are more likely to find poverty would be places like Sudan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays] 1519 words
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Christian Beliefs on Religion, Wealth and Poverty - Christian Beliefs on Religion, Wealth and Poverty 1. Christians and wealth and poverty, Christians believe that a person's value should be judged by their actions and not by money or possessions. Jesus taught that wealth encourages greed and selfishness and doesn't lead to true happiness. Christians believe that wealth is sometimes can be used for good or evil, and so, in itself it is not a bad thing. Also Christians should believe that materialism is wrong, this means believing in more then money and possessions, more on deeper worth's such as justice and compassion....   [tags: Poverty Essays] 1398 words
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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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War Has and Always will be a Part of Our History - As far back as one can find in history, war has always been a part of society. It is the ultimate solution to conflicts between nations, ethnic groups, or religious groups. While the motives might vary from time to time as to why two groups come to this drastic conclusion, yet the outcome always remains the same. Desolation, poverty, economic instability, and the lack of crucial infrastructures are just several of the many aftermaths of war. Beah’s A Long Way Gone depicts certain aspects of war that tend to be neglected by those that are not directly affected by these atrocities....   [tags: soldiers, poverty, death] 558 words
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Children at War: Reasons Children Become Soldier - War. Sometimes considered a necessary evil but should it really cost the lives of thousand of innocent children. Currently there is estimated to be 300,000 children fighting in wars in Africa, Sudan, Afghanistan, and in countless other countries. Usually ranging from 14 to 18 children get recruited or kidnapped but some are pulled in as young as 11. A child soldier is defined as “any child—boy or girl—under eighteen years of age, who is part of any kind of regular or irregular armed force or armed group in any capacity”(Kaplan)....   [tags: poverty, instilling fear, manipulation]
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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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Globalization Generates Poverty - What can two dollars buy you. A small coffee at Starbucks, a candy bar, bag of chips, and a soda, a slice of pizza. For nearly three billion people, approximately half of the world’s population, two dollars a day is all the money that the person has to live on. Moreover, of the 2.8 billion children in the world, 1 billion grow up in poverty; 640 million without adequate shelter, 400 millions with no access to safe water, and 270 million with no access to health services (UNICEF 2014). One proposed reason for this harsh reality of high poverty rates is globalization - the growing integration of economies and societies around the world....   [tags: Globalization Causes of Poverty]
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Wealth and Poverty: A Study on Communism and the Communist Manifesto - Communism. The word sparks dread in the hearts of many Americans raised during the Cold War. What seems to be the basis for a potential utopian society in theory, so far has never, in practice, realized the desires of its institutors. Perhaps the reason communism has never been successful in effect lies in its most basic foundations. After all, a house, as most Texans can attest to, no matter how finely built, cannot stand careful scrutiny for cracks if its foundation is built on shifting soil. In The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx addresses each of the popular objections people have, or had, towards communism....   [tags: communism, Cold War, world history]
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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 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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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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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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The Role of the Government in Reducing Poverty - Introduction In 1986, President Ronald Reagan issued the pithiest expression of the modern American political conservative credo when he told a Chicago audience, “I've always felt that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.”1 While the current Republican administration is hardly an embodiment of this sentiment (President Bush has overseen the largest inflation-adjusted increase in federal spending since the Johnson Administration2), conservatives, at least in principle, believe in the notion of “small government” when it comes to social programs: less welfare, less federal control of education and Social Security pr...   [tags: Poverty in America 2014]
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Why Does Poverty Persist?: A Look at International Aid in Sub-Saharan Africa - In 2011, World Bank (2013) aided the amount equivalent to 54 US dollars per individual in sub-Saharan Africa. However, the question is if 910.4 million of people in sub-Saharan Africa have equally enjoyed its benefit. Despite the regional and international aid dedicated to eradicate poverty in the last 60 years, about 442 million, the half of population in sub-Saharan Africa, are still living on under 1.25 US dollars everyday (World Bank, 2013). Although the efficacy of international aid on poverty reduction has been questioned in a large number of public and academic discourses, many so called developed countries such as G8 are yet encouraged to provide more aid (Sachs, 2005) while less dev...   [tags: aid, international, poverty, consequences] 1921 words
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Chad, a Poverty Stricken Country in Africa - There are many problems the continent of Africa faces, for example, underdevelopment, AIDS, and a corrupt government. However, one issue that contributes to all these factors and plauges present day Africa is Poverty. Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. One of the poorest country located in Africa is Chad. Chad’s population of 11,227,208 people and an estimated 54 percent of chad’s peoples are living under the Poverty line. Many people in chad are living without clean water, food, electricity, homes, a decent education, also, medical help....   [tags: Warfare, Colonization, French] 729 words
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We Need a New Way to Measure Poverty - Poverty in the United States is one of many difficult problems handled today. In 2010, 15.1% of the American population was living below the poverty threshold. But, how did the government calculate the poverty rate. The United States government uses the Orshansky poverty thresholds, which uses family budgets to determine if the family is above or below the poverty threshold. The current United States poverty measure is an absolute, headcount measure using family income as its scale of resources....   [tags: Economics]
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Elimination of Poverty in the Welfare State - Elimination of Poverty in the Welfare State The welfare State is a system in which the state takes responsibility for the health and welfare of its citizens/subjects. The state uses benefits, free healthcare, free education and provide adequate living conditions to ensure that people’s health and well being is looked after. One of the aims of the welfare state is to eliminate poverty, poverty can come in many different forms some worse then others. Absolute poverty is when someone’s income doesn’t cover the minimum provisions needed to maintain health; these people are below the poverty line....   [tags: Papers] 841 words
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Poverty: The Power of Global Institutions and Interests of Developed Nations - A major reason why it is not possible to end poverty is due to the power of global institutions and interests of developed nations in keeping the developing world weak. From the 1970’s to the present day, the amount of debt owed by the developing world has continued to increase, with developing countries external debt rising to $4 trillion at the end of 2010 (The World Bank, 2012, p. 1). Despite the vast amount of aid given out by nations, debt has reached a point where “for every $1 received in aid grants in 1999, sub-Saharan Africa paid back $1.51 in debt service” (Mentan, 2002, p....   [tags: developing countries, trade borders, debts]
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War Between North and South Korea - Since the Korean War ended with an armistice in 1953, there have been multiple disputes between North and South Korea. North Korea’s extensive missile and nuclear weapons programs along with their further nuclear ambitions block a peaceful unification of these two countries. North Korea often threatens to attack South Korea at the slightest provocation. The ongoing conflict between these two nations has escalated in recent decades. Even though North Korea has threatened war several times, this self-proclaimed defensive country explains their decision to develop nuclear weapons by claiming they need to defend themselves....   [tags: nuclear weapons, Korean War] 1121 words
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