When the general public thinks of poverty, it thinks of poor starving children in Africa. Poverty does, however, not only apply to these foreign countries. Poverty in developed countries goes largely unnoticed by the media of the modern age. The majority of the population focuses their time and energy to alleviate the poverty found in under-developed countries such as Somalia, Sierra Leone, Botswana and various other poor countries. What goes unnoticed by the majority of the population, however, is that poverty can be found in their own ‘backyards’ so to speak.
The socio-economic issues are the things a country tries and improves over the years. The problem I’ve chosen to discuss is poverty as poverty can be the base of other socio-economic issues in a country. Poverty is when someone is unable to satisfy their basic needs in life, it is one of the saddest issues we face and most difficult to overcome. Poverty may also result in crime which then also needs to be resolved. Current view of poverty in South Africa: South Africa is rated as an upper middle income country according to our GDP however our country still faces a great deal of poverty as well as the unequal distribution of income which does add to the effect of poverty.
Poorest Region, South Africa South Africa is the most ethnically diverse country in Africa. Poverty has not changed much from 1996 -2001. People in South Africa struggle everyday to find jobs and struggle to survive. Death rates are high and very little has been done to help South Africa get back up on it’s feet. Though there have been some improvements in South Africa, the coutry is still one of the least assisted and prosperous country due to an increase of AIDS, lasting impact of Apartheid, and poor economic development which is why the country’s struggles are so immense.
There are high levels of poverty in South Africa. Meaning that in some sectors of society there is very little money to spend on goods and services which is why poverty is a condition of having little or no money or goods. Poverty leads to many issues such as crime and a lack of education and skills. Poverty can have a number of effects on South African businesses and most importantly on education. Education is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills and habits of a group of people are used to teach another generation.
Many of the richer countries across the world do allocate money to alleviate poverty in poorer countries. Even with these large sums of money it is still hard to compensate for the lack of money that the country itself produces. Unfortunately, international economic downturns can have an effect on this. This is another fact that is almost unpreventable. If a negative economic situation arises in the U.S. of course the U.S. in turn is going to donate less of its budget to foreign aid so it can sustain itself.
When one hears poverty they think of having no money or a house and being on the streets like a homeless person. That is in fact true but, poverty is more than that it is more widespread across income levels. Not just those at the absolute bottom of income earned and wages. 12% of Americans are unable to meet their basic needs 20% being 18 years or younger (mit.edu). Poverty does not just affect people on the individual level it also can have effects on communities as a whole.
Some may say that poverty can be the result from lack of money but the truth lies deeper than that. The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the major causes and sub causes, as well as effects of poverty. Some are education, hunger, health insurance, homelessness, crimes and some of the sub causes as depression, obesity, substandard housing and stress. Poverty damages a person health over their life course. Poverty has a great impact on society as a whole.
After obtaining independence countries could not develop thei... ... middle of paper ... ...astructure and sturdy economy. In many countries across Africa do get aid from other countries and have seen a slight improvement in there economies going from having fifty percent of the population in poverty to recently changing to forty seven percent (___). This show that with help Africa’s struggle against poverty will improve. Poverty in Africa also causes many other problems that are form from not having money. Poverty in needs to be one of the most important worries they have in Africa.
The three main causes of poverty in Africa, corruptions, wars, and conflict, Africa is widely considered among the world most corrupted places said Stephanie Hanson, the author of the article Corruption in Africa. The continent of it self is not corrupts, but its leaders and people in higher positions are. Corruption occurs when the governments fail to use the money currently, instead of thinking about the people, they only think about themselves. This destroy the trust the people have for the
Because of poverty people of Africa remain hungry as they don’t have enough money to buy their food and their basic needs. Some of the African countries have less poverty rate than others due to good government and economic system in those countries. Most of the African is facing challenges to survive and keep their family healthy. Education is another factor which is the main cause of this poverty and many more other problems. Lack of education in Africa is due to lack of schools and education facilities.