1. Virgil

    Single Parent Families and Poverty

    In the US, the number of children born out of wedlock and living in poverty are pretty extreme. Here is a link. Single-parent families with related children that are below poverty - Data Across States - KIDS COUNT Data Center If the number 37% is accurate, that means children are almost twice...
  2. P

    The suicide from poverty

    What do you think, if poverty forces a man to kill himself, is it justifiable to give him money?
  3. anmol

    Ending poverty

    Ending poverty is not a days job it is more like a process takes atleast more than 4-5 decades , you cannot simply give money to people and end poverty, ending poverty needs a sustained aproach it needs government to increase people productivity along with the oportunity U cannot simply...
  4. C

    Was LBJ's war on poverty in the 60s a success?

    I'm not sure that it was. However, this AP story seems to be saying that it was. The story is on growing poverty in the US and says the bad economy is "erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s". I'm not at all sure those gains took place. US poverty on track to rise to highest...
  5. spellbanisher

    Enmeshed in a Web of Debt: Nineteenth Century India

    This is a reposting of a contribution to the "How did India go from Being a Rich Country to a Poor Country" thread. Two of the earliest policies in India were to establish monopolies in key industries such as salt, tobacco, and essential spices, as well as to discourage manufacturing. The...
  6. Robespierre

    Do we choose poverty?

    1) Are all people the masters of their own fate? For those who are in poverty is it their own doing or is it the doing of society? 2) To what extent is society to blame for poverty? I'm talking about the culture of poverty, the non-stopping cycle, not just being poor once. We live in a country...
  7. haow85

    The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

    How do you rate David Landes' book "The wealth and poverty of nations"? I thought it's a book on economics, but it's not.
  8. S

    Paradox of Poverty

    What was the paradox of poverty for the Franciscans?
  9. Gile na Gile

    Poverty in India: The Flip-Side of Trade Liberalisation

    India has more poverty than any place on earth with three quarters of the population living on less than two dollars a day (about a ninth of the world's people) and it still maintains instutionalised discrimination of lower caste groups such as the Dalits. Compare this to the development...
  10. MagnaCarta

    If hunger, greed, wars, violence, poverty, imperfection was all gone...

    What would be next? There would be no problems left to fix...
  11. Robespierre

    Who is to blame for poverty?

    I'm always shocked when people blame the poor for being poor. We have loads of research to prove that's incorrect. Look at the working poor. Those who work more than 40 hours and are still poor, still struggling. The notion that people are just lazy and that accounts for the poor is wrong...
  12. Thessalonian

    Poverty at record high in Japan

    "Poverty rate in Japan hit a record 16 percent in 2009, according to data quoted Wednesday by the welfare ministry.The figure was up 0.3 percent from 2006. The main causes were the elderly population, as more people are aged 65 or older, as well as the increase of nonregular employees who...
  13. Robespierre

    The Great Society and The War on Poverty

    Two questions. First, I am starting research on The War On Poverty. There's a lot of sociological books on the topic, a few histories, but not nearly as much material as I thought there would be. Has anyone read anything on topic or are able to suggest an author? Secondly, what are the...
  14. Qymaen

    Equatorial Poverty

    In my World Geo class, we just finished studying South America and I noticed that nations formed close to the Equator/in tropical regions have a large amount of poverty-stricken citizens, a large amount of economic disparity, and frequent governmental revolutions. I noticed this just didn't...
  15. Edratman

    The Culture Of Poverty

    The NY Times recently published an article on the "Culture of Poverty". The article points out the the term itself, is again finding acceptance after many years of the negative association of the term with racial groups. I see the manifestation of this culture on a daily basis. There are many...
  16. Sharks and love

    How condoms helped Thailand fight poverty (and then AIDs)

    http://www.ted.com/talks/mechai_viravaidya_how_mr_condom_made_thailand_a_better_place.html Thailand's "Mr. Condom," Mechai Viravaidya, walks us through the country's bold plan to raise its standard of living, starting in the 1970s. First step: population control. And that means a lot of frank...
  17. corrocamino

    Census Bureau says 43 million Americans are below poverty line

    That's the equivalent of 50 impoverished Albuquerques -- one for every state.
  18. Gile na Gile

    International responses to global poverty

    It was the French anthropologist Alfred Sauvy who first used the term 'Third World' in reference to the underdeveloped countries of the global south. Writing in the French magazine L'Observateur (Aug 14, 1952) Sauvy concluded a powerful critique of colonialism by asserting that; 'in the end this...