Tag: Poverty

Outline the main sociological explanations of poverty in western societies. Which of these explanations do you think is most useful? Give reasons for your answer.

Introduction Sociologists and research have agreed that the world “POVERTY” doesn’t have a fix definition or fix measure, which can apply or be acceptable to everyone. According to (thinkquest.org) website debates that “some people describe poverty as a lack of essential items, such as food, clothing, water and shelter needed for proper living”, while UN’s …

Alternative solutions to reduce poverty: Critical Investigation of Absolute and Relative Poverty

Introduction When people in countries are not able to afford some goods and services due to an income that is below a certain level required in order to maintain minimum living standards; such poverty is referred to as absolute poverty. However, relative poverty can be referred to as poverty, wherein the income is less than …

To what extent has poverty masked awareness of issues of child abuse in africa? A study of poverty relief campaigns targeted at, or originating from, western countries”

Abstract Child abuse is a global phenomenon that affects all societies and is driven by both the socio-economic factors and psycho-biosocial factors. Studies have, over the past few decades, shown an increasing prevalence of child abuse and a decline in awareness of issues of child abuse, with Africa reported to have the highest prevalence rates. …

The focus must shift from climate change to poverty reduction in order to make tourism in developing countries more sustainable. Critically evaluate this statement.

Abstract The creation of a sustainable tourism industry in a developing country will necessarily have an important impact on the economic and social development of that country because of the ability of the sector to attract capital to the country. In economies where there is little diversification, this is an important consequence. Poverty reduction strategies …

An evaluation of the impact of social policy in relation to childhood poverty since 1997

Introduction This essay considers the effects of government policy on child poverty since 1997. This date represents both a high and low point of the war against child poverty. On the one hand, poverty and inequality were at their most serious in post-war history, with over one in four children living in relative poverty; on …

Poverty Is World’s Biggest Problem

Poverty is the most serious problem facing the world, according to a major worldwide poll out Sunday which put the issue well ahead of climate change, terrorism and war. Overall, 71 per cent of people named extreme poverty as the biggest global issue, compared to 64pc who cited the environment or pollution and 63pc the …