Many elderly people are viewing themselves as recipients of care instead of right holders. The sense of internalised ageism was clearly seen as many of the people who took part in the survey said they see themselves as a burden on society, which in my opinion is a very sad attitude to have. The internalised ageism is nearly multiplied in people suffering with dementia or Alzheimer’s. (www.Alzeimer.ie). the physical frailty and the dependency that older people have on care providers leaves them in a very vulnerable position.
“And they die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” (United Nations Development program, 2007).All over the world, poverty has always been present in all countries. To demonstrate this fact, a study in 2005 shows that 40 percent of South Asian people and 52 percent of Saharan African people live in severe poverty where in both countries people there are living on less than (4.59 AED) a day (Iceland, 2013). Poverty is affecting thousands of people per day. Moreover there are three main causes of poverty: Natural disasters, lack of education, and unemployment.
Although most people think that having no money makes you homeless, in fact, to be considered homeless you just have to not have a permanent home. Some statistics would be 55% unemployed, 33% alcohol abuse, 15% drug abuse, 3% physically disabled (O’Reilly-Fleming 38). Homelessness usually starts from tragic life occurrences/events, death, job loss, violence, and disabilities. On the other hand, a multitude of other things could lead to becoming homeless. The economy, the increase in housing markets and labor markets
Most homelessness is based from a lack of education, substance abuse, and/or unemployment. Education is life in the modern world and without that you are basically useless. There is a major substance abuse epidemic happening around the world right now and it is causing lots of people to become homeless. Along with substance abuse, people also find themselves homeless because of the recent raise in unemployment rates. Without jobs you cannot afford to live the life you want.
1. Background It has been estimated that an estimated 828 million people, representing one third of the urban population in the world today are living in slums (UN-Habitat, 2003). Mike Davis characterises slums by “by overcrowding, poor or informal housing, inadequate access too safe water and sanitation, and insecurity of tenure” (Davis, 2006). From a mainstream view, it can be said that slums “spoil” the look of a city. Because slums breed poverty and high unemployment, there is a high crime rate stemming from these neighbourhoods.
In these overpopulated tenements, no drainage system is expected, and the poor sanitary conditions lead to infectious diseases spreading in the area. Different from their expectations, the immigrants find themselves in this position where they could not even live in normal housings. More dreadfully, the poor conditions of the tenements lead to high death rate, as Riis says, “there are annually cut off from the population by disease and death enough
Chronic Poverty is a state of extreme poverty which makes it impossible for people to escape, given their lack of resources and assets. It is absolute poverty experienced for an extended period of time or even over a life course and is unable to satisfy his minimum requirement of food clothing or shelter(CPRC,2004). Chronic poverty is associated with greater vulnerability and harsher consequences because of the continuous depletion and erosion of assets and resources with longer time in poverty (Barrintoes,2007). The Chronic poverty reports, according to CPRC, suggest that close to 40% people in chronic poverty are in developing nations (CPRC2005). Therefore, chronically poor are those who are not able to meet their minimum subsistence needs, lack access to the hey productive assets and are highly dependent on public and/or private transfers(Devereux,2003).
STATUS OF VULNERABLE GROUPS IN INDIA: a socio-legal study. INTRODUCTION:- “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” -Adam Smith. A great majority of people in the developing nations are under the line of poverty. Approximately 26% of the Indian population lives below the poverty line and 72 % live in rural areas. They are deprived of adequate access in the basic needs of life such as health, education, housing, food, security, employment, justice and equity.
The most common problem which is increasing due to poverty is human trafficking. There is no proper health care system for poor people in our country due to which they suffering from different types of diseases. As they have lack of resources they are unable to afford the expensive of private doctors or hospitals. As a result they are dying in early ages. In Pakistan life expectancy birth rate is 65 years.
Question 2 Issue of Poverty The issue of poverty is huge all around the world. Poverty sometimes happens because of a high rate of unemployment often even certain illnesses. Almost half the world over 3 billion people live on less than R32.77 a day. Over one billion children live in poverty all over the world. 640 million live without suitable housing, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services.