Poverty Is A Dominant Development Paradigms

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Poverty is often presented as an evolving concept linked to dominant development paradigms. However, changes in the meaning of specific topics comprising definitions of poverty have been largely overlooked. Therefore, Poverty will be discussed as a mean to governmental and constitutional recreation to economic resources. In addition, human development will be discussed within the system as the way to reduce poverty and how is used in non-governmental institutions. Component terms were investigated for their stability in meaning, through the application of De Saussure’s concepts of signifier and signified. The results illustrate that terms often did not share the same signifier and, therefore, were accorded different meanings. In this manner, the authors argue that poverty is a highly contested concept
Poverty is dynamic in nature: even as some people move out of poverty, other people simultaneously fall into poverty. The poverty pool is being simultaneously both depleted and refilled. Anirudh Krishna argues that efforts for poverty reduction tend to focus exclusively on raising people out of poverty, and therefore will not be very successful unless poverty creation is also addressed. Ill health and high healthcare expenses are the principal reasons associated with falling into poverty; therefore, reducing poverty requires investing in better healthcare. Furthermore, poverty is also associated with the human development of the individual, partner, and family in order to push…
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