As a child you can not control where you live and what your parents do for work, so growing up in poverty cannot be controlled in a situation like that. When someone grows up in poverty that’s all they know, so as an adult it is rare too see people in poverty make changes to try and get out of poverty because living in poverty is the norm for them. Poverty can be a vicious cycle for some families that goes from generation to generation. Another personal issue that can lead to poverty is illness and unemployment which puts someone out of work and there is little to no income coming in. Along with these personal issues that I stated there are also many
Introduction Poverty is one of the major problems of modern society. In fact there is no single generally accepted definition of poverty. The narrowest definition of poverty is based on the insufficiency of financial resources to meet the basic life needs. Today, poverty is described as situation in which there is lack of basic opportunities for a dignified life and it is manifested in various ways including social discrimination, lack of income and resources needed for existence, insecure environment and isolation. Also, poverty includes hunger which is related to malnutrition, different health problems, limited or no access to education, inadequate housing conditions, homelessness and lack of other basic services.
Therefore, the majority of people are not able to receive any sufficient treatment/ health care due to their economic issues. Besides, even if the other half of the world is able to get regular treatments, they will have to keep on spending their money for a treatment that is maybe not worth the money. Furthermore, low standard treatments may not cure diseases and may lead back to even a worse condition or death. Now, back to the book, “Journey to Jo’Burg,” it was stated, “No one in the village had that much money.”(Naidoo, 1985). Naledi’s family is a poor family which is unable to receive any treatments.
The resources of poor people are very limited, and its effect can be seen in their diet. Poor living condition and Housing problems: The don’t get proper living conditions. They have to fight the hardship of poverty to secure food, clothes and shelter. A large number of poor families live in houses with one room only. Unemployment: Poor people move from villages to towns and form one town to another in search of employment/work.
Poverty is when people cannot satisfy their basic needs, such as food and water. This gives us an idea of how bad their situation can lead to. Imagine people your age not having a place to live in, so they just sleep wherever they can, or imagine that children are sleeping with empty stomachs, almost starving, while you have so much food that you can’t even choose which one to eat now and which one to keep for later . There are many factors that make a country poorer than others. Some factors are caused by the people who live in that country, while other factors are due to the actual resources the country has, the economy of the country, and even social inequality.
The general population of most countries do not have the money to buy a house, that’s why most of them are renting it and move to a place to another depends on the situations. This problem is connected to the economy of the country, if the real estate is in its worst shape people will pay a lot of money to get a simple house to live in. According to Martin (2015) discusses that the raises of the housing prices is making it worst to the people with the low income, and that is the major cause why people become homeless and poor in the society, and also the taxes on the houses are contributing in making people pay more money. Therefore, there should be an existing to the low income individuals to help them keeps their poverty, and make it less payments on
Poverty Around The World What is the poverty? Some people consider themselves to be poor not being able to buy a bigger house or a more expensive car, but there are some people out there cannot even afford to buy some groceries for their children. According to The World Bank Organization, poverty is hunger, a lack of shelter, being sick and not being able to see a doctor, not having the access to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, in fear for future, living one day at a time. (What is Poverty?)
People who are living in poverty must live “paycheck to paycheck”. This means that the provider makes just enough money in their paychecks to pay their bills and then keep moving on to the next month. This lifestyle results in these families not always having enough money for things such as food, gas, clothing, etc. These people have to go through many hardships because of this type of lifestyle. For example, many people who live paycheck to paycheck suffer from depression and high levels of stress.
The urban poverty is also increasing. Migrants with low-paying jobs or without jobs are unable to afford housing or feed their families. In 2012, it was estimated that the extreme poverty in the Philippines was 19.2% (18.4 million people). Most of the poor people live in rural areas and work primarily in farming and agriculture. Lack of infrastructure prevents Philippines’ economy from growing .A country like Philippines that is still developing also makes it hard for the government to provide basic needs like services in health, education and clean water supply.
In societies in which most people earn a living only by working for others, being unable to find a job is a serious problem. Because of its human costs in deprivation, feeling of rejection and personal failure, the extent of unemployment is widely used as a measure of peoples ' welfare. The proportion of workers unemployed shows how well a nation 's human resources are used and serves as an index of economic movement. Unemployment has call for a greater concern in the Nigeria economy. It has continued to be the major macroeconomic objectives of the government, it constitutes series of serious developmental problems and is increasingly more serious all over Nigeria.