How The Geographical, Governmental, And Human Development Characteristics Have On The Rate Of Poverty

2461 Words Dec 6th, 2014 10 Pages
Those considered poor in developing countries often lack the fundamental access to buy adequate food, water, or other basic needs. Although recent World Bank data has revealed that world poverty has declined 43 percent since 1990 and 52 percent since 1981, poverty is still a worldwide phenomenon that is prevalent even among the most highly industrialized countries . Presently, according to World Bank data, “1.22 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day in 2010” and “2.4 billion people live on less than US $2 a day in 2010.” This is almost half of the world’s population. The scope of this study is limited somewhat because poverty is a multidimensional concept in which a voluminous number of factors can be causally related to this phenomenon. Therefore, this research will seek to answer what impact does the geographical, governmental, and human development characteristics have on the rate of poverty in developing countries.
2. LITERATURE REVIEW
The existence of poverty is as old as time itself, and still perplexes scholars of the world today. The conceptualization of poverty is a multifaceted phenomenon in which varying factors contribute to this worldwide problem. Thus, six arguments of poverty will warrant closer examination: including culture, gender inequality, economic growth, geographical region, human development, and government. First, scholars that link culture to poverty argue those countries that are inherently poor must change their prevailing customs and…
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