Poverty In Asia Pacific Essay

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Poverty is one of the biggest challenges faced in Asia and the Pacific. Where is, this located and how does it affect development? CHAULAGAIN PRAKASH (12415096) 2nd year Student (APM college) Word Count: 1503 Geography of The Asia Pacific Instructor: Dr. Cooper, M.J.M (2016/10/28) Abstract This paper mainly examines the question of how poverty impacts the development of the country. Almost half of the Asian country…show more content…
The term ‘Poverty’ reflects the meaning itself. Many philosophers often described it with statistical term by evaluating the population, income source, extreme to moderate levels, capital per income, family members, opportunities, employment and so on. But the exact meaning of poverty is being homelessness, discarded from schooling, foods and basic needs. Poverty is a state of life, affecting all of humanity (Meade, 2013). Although poverty is defined in several forms however, we cannot deny what exactly it means. Poverty is also associated with health. The poor are expanded to higher health risks, have less information and are less able to access health care even zero percent; thus, have higher risk of illness and disability. Apparently, it can reduce learning ability, reduce productivity, reduce household savings & income and suddenly lead to a diminished quality of life, thereafter even increasing poverty (WHO, 2016). As I think ‘poverty’ is something related to human beings and discarded from all the wants. Poverty Gap: Poverty is one of the biggest challenges in the global whereas it impacts particularly in Asia and Pacific region. Mainly the developing countries like: Nepal, Bhutan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh with some developed countries like China and India has facing poverty. As if compared to past decades, the rate of poverty has been declining gradually in the global. According to The World bank, in 2013, 10.7 percent of the world’s population lived on less than US$1.90 a day, compared to 12.4 percent in 2012. That’s down from 35 percent in 1990. (Leary, 2016). Poverty gap of

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