“If all girls received 12-year education then low and middle-income countries could add $92 billion per year to their economies.” (Malala Fund). Education empowers girls, so they can build a life for themselves by getting a good job and not having to rely on others or live in harsh poverty for their entire life. Developing countries most often lack opportunity for girls to attend school. Even when school buildings are present, boys are favored to receive an education rather than the girls in the family. Gender-inequities are a huge factor causing the low-rate of educated girls in developing countries.
The gender gap in education has been markedly narrowed. In 2014, the net primary school enrolment rates of boys and girls were both 99.8 percent, meaning that China has achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goals ahead of time and the proportion of female students various levels of education is at least 46.7 percent. The state has set up special funds to reduce the number of illiterate women. In 2013, the illiteracy rate for females at and over the age of 15 was 6.7 percent, 17.4 percentage points lower than in 1995. Women’s average years of schooling have increased, and the gender gap has narrowed.
In many other developing countries, the poverty has shown declination especially in China. However, in the worldwide and rural areas, the women have not benefited any from the rising economic tide. According to a global report, women is said to account 70% of the world’s poor. Besides that, women is said to earn only 10% of income yet they produce half of the world’s food. Gender inequalities caused poverty in way whereby women likely to hold vulnerable jobs at very low wages.
Effects of poverty - Why is poverty a problem? 1. The sheer amount of people living in poverty Whilst it’s probably true that poverty cannot and never will be completely eradicated because of factors such as public services not being able to reach out to the entire global population, people’s unwillingness to receive education or seek employment and so on, it is impossible to ignore the fact that almost half the world’s population today are living beneath the poverty line (set at USD2.50 a day).  Although this data is relatively outdated, recent censuses and investigations show that although the proportion of people living in poverty has declined slightly, numbers remain approximately the same due to a growing global population. Therefore, poverty is a problem that every single person, regardless of their wealth should not take lightly because
Can poverty be eradicated? Poverty is lack of money to the point that the individual cannot afford their basic needs. There are two types of poverty, which are absolute and relative. Absolute poverty is lack of basic needs for a long period of time that puts your life in danger, which opposes with relative poverty, which covers the vital and biological needs like food, clean water, and basic housing. (poverties.org, 2011) In my opinion, I think poverty can not be eradicated because there are forty percent of people who are at poverty level, which means 2.8 billion people.
Many women are too embarrassed to talk about it, some believe it to be untreatable and many women think that it is a natural process of ageing. Reluctance to express, embarrassment, culture, dependant on husband and families for treatment, poor economic background, fear of surgery and pain are reasons for non- consultation (Singh
These reasons majorly included insecurity, risk and vulnerability (Shepherd,2007). It is observed that persistence of poverty has certain economic and non economic attributes. These attributes are associated with a person’s entitlements, endowments and access to resources. Poor endowments, limited accessibility and availability of resources and assets are major causes of persistent poverty (Tiwari,2007). Assets and endowments are crucial for growth and security, and lack of these can induce sustaining vulnerability.
Health status survey showed that about 30 percent of the families consume inadequate amount of food to get the necessary nutritional requirements. School is the most ideal place for communication of several communicable diseases; at the same time on the contrary it is the best place for imparting education concerned with nutrition and health. School is also the best platform in our society for planning and implementation of various nutrition and health related schemes. Despite several measures on the part of the government, the nutrition and health status in the schools of our country failed to attain a desirable position. Many school going children do not have clear concept about personal hygiene; at the same time school authorities quiet often pay little hid to these crucial matters.
Poverty and hunger make young children and women belonging to the poorer section of society are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking. The lack of education causes, many villages of India has no school. Existing schools in India are in very bad condition. Teachers lack the incentive to work in the village because of poor salaries being offered, inadequate working environment, and transportation issues. As a result, most children have little or no education.
nutritional value needed, not being met. This results in the evolvement of new diseases and the spread of common ones. These percentages have however decreased from 80% in 2003 of children living in poverty, to 63%. The immunisation percentage of woman having their first babies have increased from 70% in 2002 to 90%, in 2014. This is a great increase, but there are still 46% of woman who go for their first check-up at 20 weeks of being pregnant.