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Some countries are doing a lot to reduce the cases of poverty though they have not fully succeeded. In this case, this study tries to explain the existences of poverty in rich countries. It, also, describes the challenges of poverty globally.
Adeola (2005) explains that poverty is a challenging situation where a family or an individual cannot attain the living standards of his or her society. Definition of poverty, however, varies some explains that poverty is the lack of funds though poverty is a greatest problem in a society. For example, we think that poverty is meant by having little or no money to spend or paying bills. However, poverty is more than what many of us perceive because it affects person’s life, causing a wide range of problems such as poor health and illiteracy. Poverty brings in social problems to the community such as crime, drug abuse, and suicide. Studies by Grant and Vidler (256) explain poverty in two different ways, absolute poverty and relative poverty.
At this stage, a person is described to be in absolute poverty when his or her income is not enough to acquire basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing. On the other hand, relative poverty is when an individual is poor as compared to other people. Rich countries do have people without basic needs such as housing. For example, according to Grant and Vidler (256), there were almost 1600 people sleeping outside as per the statistics in the year 2000 in England. The authors point that such cases are more in the developing countries. Relative poverty, as described above, is a situation where a person is poor as compared to other people. For example, some people can afford, accommodation, television, but may lack video player and besides, they may only afford to travel once in a week. However, such individuals might be considered rich if they were citizens of developing countries. This shows the difference
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Another aim of this paper is to discuss whether it is the responsibility of the government or the private organization to assist the poor people and to draw a comparison between domestic poverty and international poverty. I also bring out the various variations in how different countries define poverty.
These are also theoretically, the two dominant streams of thought in the world about poverty- 1) the Marxist one based on class divisions which describes how poverty sustains the interest of the dominant class and 2) the rightist theories, which says that the poor themselves are to blame for them remaining poor (Blacksacademy, 1).
Poverty is a painful reality for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The link between globalization and poverty has been debated among policy makers and economists for decades. There is a continuous discourse on the fight against the poverty of international financial organizations and there are political elements in this debate, as well.
On page 1, we are told that she considers herself to be a victim of abject poverty who was inducted into a poverty-stricken cycle by her colleagues at school and her mother. She therefore feared that due to discrimination and inequality between the social classes she would remain in that cycle and her children would follow suit.
Majority of these developed countries will attempt to conceal the real face of poverty in their countries and the fact that it does exist, within their borders with no consideration for skin color, gender, or race. Jo Godwin Parker in “What is Poverty”, contends that poverty afflicts peoples lives slowly, destroying what they have until they are left with nothing, exposing them to sacrifices and hardships that they must undergo with the aim of simply slowing down the process (Parker 1).
On the other hand, relative poverty is defined as the economic inequality in the society or location in which people live. The report will portray secular view on poverty. Characteristics of Poverty There are several characteristics of poverty. Individuals who are considered under the below poverty line generally deprive of good treatment facility, education facility, housing facility and healthy food distribution facility.
The central issue of this article highlights the fact that poverty is an evil that the global economy should fight against. Although the international economy is progressing (at a slow pace after the financial crisis of 2008), all layers of the society are not being entitled to the fruits of economic growth.
It is the fault of the government system and the country in they live. The individuals who run these countries are rich, there is a small percentage of the population, which is rich, and the other most percentage is
The reason why rich countries should help poor countries is because these poor countries are not able to take care of their people. If these rich countries don’t interfere and help the poor countries then the people in these poor countries would suffer.