Heinlein also criticises western society’s opposition to war, which Heinlein believes to be a legitimate method of population control. However, Heinlein’s main criticism has to do with democracy itself, which Heinlein believes will lead to the previous two faults faced by western society by failing to balance authority with responsibility. One of the earliest criticisms that Heinlein makes in Starship Troopers has to do with the way children are raised in our society. Heinlein believes that we are too lenient when it comes to the raising of children, and believes that by not punishing them harshly and quickly, we are only setting them up to be delinquent later on in their life. In short, Heinlein believes that western society is not turning its children into adults.
Deloughery (1998) maintains that scaling back of industry and a frail economy have caused job loss and loss of insurance for even the educated worker. A call for a broad based health plan would greatly assist in helping to meet the health care costs (p. 155). Although the provision of jobs and more sustainable industries can help to cushion out the effects of poverty there will always be a niche of underprivileged individuals if the capitalist system is not eradicated.
The continuing prevalence of feeding problem will not stop unless they do not take the necessary measures to resolve this problem quickly. At least 1billion people in the world are undernourished (have low food security), hungry, and living without adequate daily calories. The most people category severely affected by food crisis are those who already living in poverty. The largest number of undernourished people lives in Asia and the Pacific Islands, followed by Sub-Saharan Africa. Food security issue has many reasons such as population explosion, climate change, agriculture problems and lack of awareness of the problem.
The concept of morality is commonly believed to be a byproduct of religion with “[n]early half of Americans believ[ing] that morality is impossible without belief in god” (Pyysiäinen 44). Yet, the correlation between the two seems to be less concrete with research showing that “[c]ountries with high rates of religiosity tend to have higher rates of homicide, juvenile mortality (including suicide), sexually transmitted diseases and adolescent pregnancy, and abortion ( 45). Moreover, a study evaluated by Pyysiäinen finds that “religiosity has little to nothing to do with how people evaluate the goodness or badness and acceptability vs. non-acceptability of particular moral judgements” (Pyysiäinen 47). Instead of religion creating morals, Broom
In relation to nursing, for example, process indicators, such as vacancy rates, job turnover or wastage, use of temporary staff, application rates for training positions, and outcome indicators (e.g., mortality rates, cross infection, and patient accidents) may all point to a staffing shortage.14 There are a number of indicators that can be used to determine whether there is a health worker shortage in a country. "Health worker availability" refers to the idea that workers are trained and employed as health workers to provide services to advance the public 's health (O’Brien & Gostin). Shortages encompasses three concepts: first, inadequacies in the health workforce due to a failure to train an adequate number of health workers; second, a lack of health workers who, despite being trained, are ready and willing to serve in the health system;15and third, a lack of employment opportunities for health
Valentine suggests that Lewis tries to blame the culture of poverty for the people’s situation, thereby implying that the elimination of the culture would be of main concern, after which the poverty issue could resolve itself. Lewis suggests people must conform to the behaviors and values of the other social classes in society after which they will be able to change their economic and political issues and become part of normal society. Moreover, Valentine argues that Lewis believes the so-called “culture of poverty” is self-destructive while also saying that people cannot suppress their prevailing desires, which makes them unable to plan ahead, which in turn hinders their prospective of good education and work opportunities (Harvey & Reed, 1996). Philippe Bourgois also briefly criticizes Lewis’ theory in In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio, stating that Lewis’ La Vida, together with Moynihan’s 1965 report on the Negro family, are regularly cited as “the
According to Northoff (2007), nutrition is critical for a healthy and active life, but many people around the world still have no access to sufficient and nutritious food because of poverty and lack of nutrition education. Moreover, Riddle (2005) stresses that nutrition education is a key for developing the skills and motivation needed to eat well, and is especially important in situations where families have limited resources. The benefits of nutrition education and counselling can directly influence nutritional status, consequently, helping in attaining the millennium development goal (MDG) to reduce the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition (Garcia, 2008). In a recent preliminary study conducted by ENDESA in 2007, the way in which the mother’s educational level influenced malnutrition was observed. Statistics reveal that 15.4 percent of children of mothers with no education suffered from chronic malnutrition, while 9.4 percent and 4.7 percent in children of mothers with secondary or higher education levels respectively (Acevedo & Menendez, 2006).
At the household level it is determined by household food security, caring capacity and knowledge, and heath environments. Any inefficiency at any of these levels can lead to malnutrition, diseases and other hunger related problems. These problems in turn lead to loss of productivity in the long run. GHI tries to capture the following dimensions of hunger: 1) Insufficient availability of food 2) Shortfalls in
Mankind is standing on the threshold of the new scientific era, accompanying many unprecedented challenges. Food is one of the crucial aspects. Food security is a term including the availability, individual’s access, utilization as well as the stability of food supply. (FAO 2009) It represents the hope for no shortage of food. However, notwithstanding the global development, many people around the world are still suffering from starvation.
Food security comprises four important elements viz, availability, accessibility, absorption and sustainability (Vidyasagar – 2005). Food insecurity could be of two types i.e. transitory food insecurity is a temporary decline in the access to food needed to a household due to the fluctuations in the price of food items. On the other hand chronic food insecurity is the persistent consumption of inadequate diet. Food availability plays major role in ensuring food security its depends upon agricultural growth.