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It Is Expensive to Be Poor

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | Poverty Assignment _ Citrine Tan | Scoop.it
Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.

Via Jocelyn Stoller, Chee Tse Min
Citrine Tan's insight:

I really admire this president of the country. As many people are living in poverty, this president managed to step up and find means to reduce the rate of poverty by having better job opportunities, health and living conditions. There is also more medicaid to ensure better medic help and security to ensure the safety. " Poverty is the shortage of money" but I disagree to this statement because poverty is not all only about the shortage of money but also how you view yourself. Example, you are living in poverty but if you give yourself a chance and work hard for what you want, i am sure evntually you will succeed. But if you view youself negatively, definitely cannot succeed. Shortage of money is just a factor while how you view yourself is more of a principle in life...

Chee Tse Min's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:40 AM

What did the government do about poverty? In 1964, the Federal government started to invest money in Medicine. Due to this, poverty among seniors has decreased significantly. I strongly believe that it IS a responsibilty of the government to be righteous and free of corruption. This could help the country or nation prosper in every aspect, in this case, the citizens would not be facing money crisis. Un fortunately, there was never enough money for the fight against poverty.....

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Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty

Editorial: Education key in fighting poverty | Poverty Assignment _ Citrine Tan | Scoop.it
Children who grow up impoverished face serious challenges if they want to break that cycle of poverty when they become adults.

Via Kay Lehmann
Citrine Tan's insight:

After reading this scoop, I am amazed by how much poverty can affect the rate of education. In Wisconsin, even though the poverty rate is below national average, it is still considered high. Children living in poverty should not ignore education because it has an impact on them. examples are like health problems, lower earnings and teen preganancy. Speaking of teen pregnancy, this will lead to an increase of birth rate and hence, more children living in poverty. Which thus, doesn't do any good instead it is worse. Children should seek help no matter how difficult it will be. Because in my opinion, they wouldn't know if there will be someone who is willing to help them if they don't try. " To grow up poor is not an indictment against them" i totally agree with this as education is important and shouls start from young. Hence, bringing children to a higher level of education and more succesful in life.

Tan Jia Qi's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:55 AM

Education is really the key in fighting poverty. If we have education that means we can have a job that have stable income and then we will not be poor. After reading this article I realize that education is the main thing that we can leave away from poverty and the people living in the poverty are more independent because they strive harder so to get rid of poverty living by without asking any help from anyone. I wonder whether the children are happy even they are in the poverty condition?

Ong Meng Kiat's comment, January 27, 2014 8:38 PM
Joey Yeo's comment is very enriched with info from the article, adding knowledge from her own thinking of poverty to the article. This is very good as it gives the reader more feelings on what it should about the article on education when one is in poverty. It would be made better by more elaboration on the topic.
Woo Jia Xin's comment, February 3, 2014 4:29 AM
I agree that there are obstacles which obstruct the children living in poverty from achieving their goals. In the article, it is stated that there are slower rates of development in two areas of the brains of children living in poverty and I think that this will have a direct impact on their school grades. What struck me most was when the article stated that even though the economy is slowly improving, childhood poverty in Wisconsin is increasing faster than the national rate. I think that the nation should not leave the countries in need behind and when parents are unable to raise up and provide for their children, the government should come in to help. Quality education is important for all children, be it whether they live in poverty or not, because it provides job opportunities for them when to grow to become successful adults.
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Reasons for poverty in India.

Copyrights (c) Harshvardhan Mishra.

Via Benjamin Mok
Citrine Tan's insight:

After watching the video on poverty in India, i understand that many factors can lead to poverty. I used to think that poverty is about the livelihood of people living in poor and unfavourable conditions. But now I have understand that poverty is not that simple. The rate of economic development in India is slow thus not many things like technology can be developed easily unlike the richer countries. Due to the high unemployment rate, children have to work to earn their daily bread. Hence, this can lead to education problems. And since there's an increase in prices like petrol and fuel, things get more expensive and unaffordable for people living in poverty. Thus, i can conclude that all the factors are interlink.

Benjamin Mok's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:09 AM

The reason that led India to Be one of the third world countries is that the population of india is big but due to corruption of high commisions using the money ,that was meant to be used to develop the country, for gambling and other stuff and some even pocket the money. Therefre, i feel that if this situation continues, India will never go high

Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:23 PM
Ok hi