Poverty And Its Effect On Poverty

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INTRODUCTION Poverty have been the argument of debate since it was primary defined by the system in the early 1960s. Great debate has concentrated on the form and adapted scale of government acts to diminish poverty or its effects. Some of the debate, less visible to the public, has focused on describing poverty and exactly tracking its level and trend in the population (Danzinger and Haveman, 2009: 27) The poor people in most countries are likely to be located in rural areas or townships where there is lack of infrastructure. Most of these people are unemployed and their level of education is very low because of the schools they went to, and those schools are public schools that are funded mostly by the community as the government takes its time to attend to them, since they don’t have money they couldn’t afford private schools. These people are victims because of their lack of knowledge of certain things and so they are exploited by the rich. They work for long hours and they don’t even have medical aids as their working environments are hazardous. According to Danzinger & Haveman (2009: 29), their purpose is to offer economic definition of poverty. An absolute poverty standard is described in terms of fixed level of buying power, one that is enough to purchase a fixed bundle of basic needs. A relevant standard on the other hand is defined in terms of the typical salary or consumption level in the broader society. The purchasing power of a relevant poverty standard changes

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