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
Poverty is one of the major issues that the Arab world is going through and the major reason behind poverty is lack of opportunities, unemployment, lack of education and lack of economic growth. This paper will argue about the poverty in the Arab world and how is it possible to reduce poverty. According to a survey conducted by the UNDP, the Arab world as a whole is still fighting with the issue of poverty since it is a very major issue. Poverty is a subject that determines the life style and living standard of a group that is inclusive of food, clothes and shelter, etc. People in the Arab world are unable to live a quality life because most of the people do not have better living place, clean water, new clothes and good food.
Children are born with a low birth weight and there are high mortality rates, malnutrition and starvation. Poverty also affects learning and development in children which results in a continent full of illiterate people, resulting in them not being able to find employment and earn a decent income to meet their daily needs. Not earning a decent income also results in parents not being able to take their children to schools which creates what is called a “cycle of poverty”. Emotional
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. Economists define poverty as the inability to achieve a certain standard of living. For example, Ravallion (Ravallion, 1989) believes that "Poverty exists in a given society, when one or more persons can not reach a level of economic prosperity that is considered to represent acceptable minimum regarding the standards of a given society. " This definition implies that the concept of poverty is determined by standards, values and circumstances prevailing in the society. But this definition is not relevant, because it would be difficult to make comparisons of countries and societies because nature and structure of poverty may vary from country to country.
For example, the longer a person goes without food the hungrier they will become” (McLeod, S. 2007) Although this may be true or not but, individuals that endure poverty somehow have a diverse concept about values of life. Their beliefs about the system are completely different than their counterparts. Which are the middle class and the wealthy. However, families that face issues of poverty somehow seem present most important and choices are made for the minute based on approaches or the
How do we define poverty? According to a dictionary, 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. We always see poor people in the streets, we feel bad and guilty, poor people will try to survive the day without eating anything.
The World Bank Organization describes poverty in this way: “Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not having access to school and not knowing how to study. Poverty is not holding a job, is concern for the future, living one day at a time.
This phenomena is having a negative effect in our society, and is responsible for many of the issues we are facing today, such as the increase in crime, poor health, unemployment, limited access to education, these factors are the main contributors that leads to the disruption of peace among the population. If we are unable to meet our basic needs like food, shelter, security, as outlined by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs it is impossible for us to be a productive member of society. Poverty is the main social problem responsible for poor health in our society. In Belize poverty is the main reason we have such high incidence of mal-nutrition among our children. With Toledo district having the highest rates followed by Orange walk and Cayo.
They don’t have food to eat, place to sleep and clothes to wear. It is one of the biggest social problems of our country. Government should provide facilities to the poor, only then this social problem can be controlled. UNEMPLOYMENT: The people who get the education are unemployed. They don’t find the jobs; even if they do it’s not according to their fields.