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Damning report reveals UK's shocking levels of poverty

Damning report reveals UK's shocking levels of poverty | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"The largest ever study of poverty and deprivation in the UK has revealed that the country's poverty levels are soaring"


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ESRC's curator insight, June 20, 2:38 AM

Article on the latest findings from the ESRC-funded Poverty and Social Exclusion programme.

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Teaching Through Trauma: How 1 LA school teaches despite poverty, trauma

Teaching Through Trauma: How 1 LA school teaches despite poverty, trauma | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In this first installment of a KPCC series, we look at new research that shows the mere act of being poor can affect the brain, making it hard for kids to learn. But the changes are reversible.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 8:16 PM

How does poverty impact our students, especially students whom live in urban areas where trauma and stress have a significant impact on the developing brain?

Quoting from the post "Children living in poor neighborhoods are more likely to suffer traumatic incidents, like witnessing or being the victims of shootings, parental neglect or abuse. They also struggle with pernicious daily stressors, including food or housing insecurity, overcrowding and overworked or underemployed, stressed-out parents."

Yet it is possible to make a difference, and one school in Los Angeles is proving this with by working with teachers with this goal in mind "...to figure out how to “use positivity and relationships to reverse some of the negative effects of poverty.”

This link will take you to part 1 of this story and the link to part 2 is available in the story. You may also listen to each installment.

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, June 17, 8:13 AM

How does being poor potentially affect the brain and learning for kids? How one LA school teaches through trauma..

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12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges

12 Data visualizations that illustrate poverty's biggest challenges | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about the issues surrounding poverty in the world today? We ve assembled a collection of some of the best data visualizations for just that.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 8, 1:42 PM

Datos Que ilustran la Pobreza en El Mundo.

Erica Senffner's curator insight, June 9, 8:01 AM

Unit 6

Helen Rowling's curator insight, June 10, 3:37 PM

STUDY OF RELIGION - COMPARISONS OF HAVE & HAVE NOTS.

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Atlas of African agriculture research and development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa | IFPRI Publication

Atlas of African agriculture research and development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa | IFPRI Publication | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development is a multifaceted resource that high­lights the ubiquitous nature of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, nature, and performance of agricultural enterprises; and the strong interde­pendencies among farming, natural resource stocks and flows, rural infrastructure, and the well-being of the poor.


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Tanzania. East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis | IFPRI

Tanzania. East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis | IFPRI | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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IFPRIKM's curator insight, January 16, 5:24 AM

The second of three books in IFPRI's climate change in Africa series, East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 10 of the countries that make up east and central Africa - Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda - and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. East Africa's populations is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth. Both will put increased pressure on the natural resources needed to produce food, and climate change makes the challenges greater. East Africa is already experiencing rising temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, and increasing extreme events. Without attention to adaptation, the poor will suffer.

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Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?

Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Just 12 minutes of aerobic exercise can boost low-income college students’ academic performance. The effect is large enough to close the achievement gap.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 16, 6:51 PM

In 2012 a study was published that noted there were academic benefits for low-income who had "short bursts of aerobic exercise. This article shares a new study where participants age 17 - 21 were placed in groups (based on income level) and assigned to either the experimental group or the control group. The experimental group jogged for 12 minutes while the control group watched a video on the benefits of exercise. And yes, these students also saw a significant increase in academic performance. For more information click through to the article.

Progressive training's curator insight, June 17, 8:30 AM

Can Exercise Close the Achievement Gap?

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Gallery: What inequality looks like

Gallery: What inequality looks like | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Artists, designers, photographers and activists share one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, June 16, 6:28 AM

Galería de Imágenes acerca de la desigualdad como consecuencia de la pobreza.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 17, 6:32 AM

powerful images that define unit 6!

Rianne Tolsma's curator insight, June 18, 4:07 AM

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Portraits of people living on a dollar a day

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty across the globe, accompanied by photographs from Pulitzer prizewinner Renée C Byer. Living On A Dollar a Day is published by Quantuck Lane."


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, June 16, 12:21 PM

Poverty is nothing new but in the last hundred years the gulf between those that have money and those that don't has become almost insurmountable.  The lack of support systems that many in the West take for granted is absent in many developing countries.  

 

Access to education and health care are vital if these situations are to ever improve. 

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, June 17, 5:33 AM

Extreme poverty is defined by the World Bank living on under $1.25 per day.  The geography of of extreme poverty highly uneven--two thirds of the extremely poor live in just 5 countries (India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh and DR Congo)   - Seth Dixon

Rianne Tolsma's curator insight, June 18, 4:07 AM

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Revisiting wage subsidies: How pro-poor is a South African wage subsidy likely to be? | Development Southern Africa


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IFPRIKM's curator insight, January 28, 5:56 AM

Wage subsidies have been used in both developed and developing countries to raise employment. After a decade of deliberation, the South African Government recently announced the introduction of a wage subsidy scheme. Given the intrinsic link between unemployment and poverty in South Africa, the belief is that a wage subsidy programme sufficient in scope will also make inroads into poverty. However, the way in which jobs are distributed among poor and non-poor jobseekers is crucial. Our general equilibrium microsimulation model confirms the expectation that a higher wage elasticity of labour demand is associated with larger reductions in poverty. We also find that a greater proportion of new jobs accrue to poor jobseekers when the elasticity is high. While youth-targeting does not improve the poverty-reducing effect of the policy, sectors such as textiles, accommodation, and construction services with their pro-poor employment profiles are good candidates for targeting.