Poverty

2826 WordsOct 1, 201412 Pages
Poverty is a global phenomenon affecting every country. According the United Nations, poverty is the inability to seek basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter based on the incapability of not having enough money. However, it is not all about the inability to seek basic needs but beyond that. “It is about the denial of opportunities and choices that are widely regarded as essential to lead a long, healthy, creative life and to enjoy a decent standard of living, freedom, dignity, self-esteem and the respect of others” (United Nations- Global Teaching and Learning Project, 2014, 1). Poverty makes other major problems worse including slave labour, human trafficking and the spread of diseases. However, the root cause of these global…show more content…
By implementing this right, this will lead to economic development, demolishment of poverty and a stronger more inclusive population. Allowing youth to be educated will pull them out of poverty, allowing them to get jobs, while letting the society work towards becoming more industrialized and modern (Saleem, 2014). Although this article relates only to Pakistan, this idea of introducing education has the same impacts in most developing countries. By making education a requirement in developing countries, it can boost economic growth, build the economy and allow people to get high paying jobs. In contrast, by introducing education, this slowly eradicates poverty as well as increases these economic factors. According to the chapter “What is Poverty?” in the booklet Poverty and Education, this takes the perspective of people in developed and developing countries. This seeks identify that poverty is the main contributor towards the lack of education and examines that education differs depending on income levels. As a result, a lot of families in developing countries don’t have access to education since they cannot afford it. However, people that live in more urbanized and developed regions, tend to have more access to education rather than people living in rural regions (Van Der Berg, 2008). This relates to the social structure and divide of a country. The more socially developed a
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