How do we define poverty? According to dictionaries, poverty is “the state of being extremely poor”. But my definition of poverty is not having enough resources to be satisfied with your basic needs, like: shelter, food, clothing, water, health care and job. Poverty is like a disease, it is always spreading. According to the World Bank, more than 700 million people are living in extreme poverty (2).
Economy Laos lost nine-tenths of their currency's value against the US dollar in 1997 during the Asian currency crisis. A report from the Asian Development Bank states that even if absolute poverty incidence has halved, the distribution of private household expenditures has become more unequal in Laos. Because a large portion of the Lao population don't have the required education, skills, and experience for jobs outside the agriculture sector, foreign businesses who invest in the country usually bring their own foreign staff with them. This creates a deeper unemployment problem. Healthcare Approximately 44% of children suffer from stunted growth and 27% are severely underweight.
Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. It is one of the most serious issue in the entire world, since a large number of individuals kick the bucket every year because of this huge issue. There are a lot of causes that leads to poverty such as discrimination and social inequality, war and political instability and debt. More than 20 percent of the world’s population lives in poverty. Poverty refers to the state of not having fundamental human needs, for example, clean water, sustenance, social insurance, dress, nourishment, and a warm place to live (1).
Statistics show that there are over 35 million Americans that live in poverty. That is almost 10% of the whole population. There are many reasons that cause poverty in America. The lack of jobs that are available for people with a low education. People can’t get the education they need because colleges are too expensive.
The cost of Zimbabwe’s involvement used a big portion of the government expenditure. As the country recovered from the war, the government was unable to make changes that aided the budget deficit (Munangagwa 114). In Zimbabwe, over sixty percent of its sixteen million population lives below the national poverty line. The people who are living in low income households are unable to obtain sufficient basic needs like food, clothing, education, and access to social services (Chinake 40). In the rural areas of Zimbabwe, poor conditions like dry soil and low productivity affects seventy percent of the population (Alwang et al.
Now a day, Thailand has an assortment of social problems which occurring every time, such as drug and family problem. The top problem Thai people encountered is poverty. They face assorted problems such as being poor, no economic stability and on debt. Those problems cause to unemployment, population growth, low economic growth rate and lost income in the country when compared with amount of population. Also, poverty problem still being causes criminality, lack of educational opportunities, treatment and mental health as well as being helpless country.
Poverty is the biggest menace of the world and has more formidable dimensions in India. And poverty has numerous definitions given by different people/organizations. However, lack of minimum civic basics like food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, safe water and schooling etc. are the common factors. Lack of education deprives people from voicing their feelings, needs and demands to the state authorities and they continue to suffer.
The economic condition of an average individual is very pitiable. Poverty; hunger and unemployment upset a large section of population. The causes of poverty are quite clear and known. Causes of Poverty: Government is not well aware of present conditions of country. When they implement useless then as a result get less effective outcomes.
Because of several reasons such as lack of gainful employment coupled with poverty in rural areas, people have to move to the urban centers in search of a better existence. Most of the migrants do not possess the skills or the education to allow them to find good paid safe and sound employment in the formal sector, and therefore are forced to settle for work in the informal sector. Studies on the international level have shown that the low skilled rural migrants live in all Asian countries, but they are more established in the poorer countries such as Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam. (Bhowmik, 2005) Over the past few years the informal sector has experienced rapid growth in developing countries. It is generally said that the rapid growth of the sector has been influenced by the increasing unemployment in developing countries.
6. Results: Findings of previous research & studies Findings: Challenges affecting household ability to be food secure: Poverty, unemployment, inequality and food security are integrally linked. Hunger is strongly prevalent in households with little or no income. The majority KZN‟s poor are reliant on incomes to access food. However, the unprecedented levels of unemployment in South Africa combined with large number of “working poor” makes achieving food security challenging.