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  • Underclass People
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    In Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary poverty is defined as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. We all have heard the terms used to describe the underclass, but are these buzzword or labels harmful to our society In the reading Deconstructing the Underclass written by Herbert Gans, discusses the effects of buzzwords or labels. I believe that although buzzwords and labels may seem harmless, they are very judgmental and undeserving...
  • Alleviation Of Poverty Within Our Society
    910 words
    Poverty In Belize Poverty alleviation is not entirely held too high in regards. Therefore poverty is present in every country and in any economy. Thus, as in any economy many activist claim that the latest census indicates that Belizean were poorer in 2002 that it was in 1995. Thou it is true that the latest census does indicate that Belizean were indeed poorer in 2002; they allege that it was caused by the disproportionate distribution of wealth and resources with the economy. As a result, the ...
  • Income Poverty In Rural Areas
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    Ever since the economical reform in 1987, China fs GDP per capita has grown at the speed of 8.2 percent a year, which benefited over 200 million people who had been living in poverty. The economical reforms had improved the economical condition of the country, but it had at the same time increased the economical gaps between the countries and heightening inequalities. Poverty, in this paper, consists of two elements: income poverty and human poverty. Income poverty is defined as the lack of nece...
  • Third World Poverty And Appalachian Poverty
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    Appalachian Poverty Poverty is a global problem, and it has existed from the beginning of civilization. Hunger, homelessness, and lack of health care are major aspects of this world-wide dilemma. Many countries are in complete poverty and a majority are third-world countries. Within the United States of America, a land of plenty, there are also pockets of extreme poverty. Governments around the world are trying to solve this huge problem. Third world poverty and Appalachian poverty, which occurr...
  • Recent Phenomena Of Urban Poverty In Peru
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    Describe the extent of urban poverty in a developing country and the efforts of the national government to overcome urban poverty in general. The colonial city's main square with its vaulted church, government buildings and curio shops interspersed with chic restaurants for the nouveau rich and tourists are in stark contrast to the surrounding dark alleys, which stretch blindly into another world. In one such alley, a hollow-eyed woman sitting on the sidewalk begging with her three small childre...
  • Poor Poverty Areas
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    A Discourse on Poverty It is the common misconception that poverty is the fault of individuals, as we can see by the passing of various new laws and acts (for example the 1996 welfare reform act). But it is the imperfection of our social structure that is to blame. These flaws allow the perpetuation of poverty. This unending cycle is a stark contrast to the American ideal that everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our society. A debate that illustrates this argument is centered on a concept...

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