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Increasing the minimum wage is only a half answer to poverty

Increasing the minimum wage is only a half answer to poverty | Poverty | Scoop.it
Parties also need to reduce childcare and housing costs, improve the quality of part-time jobs and create better progression routes for low paid workers.

Via Steven Preece
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This article talks about how we should help the poor like what we were taught in class, as it talks about increasing the wages of people living in poverty. I always thought that by sending in money for the poor or increasing their salary will help to make their life easier or better however judging from the statistics given here, it states thatfor those single earner couples increasing the minimum wage would serve a significant purpose however for those people who earn more than the average amount, increasing the minimum wage is redundant. If it isn't just increasing the minimum wage/salary, what can we do to improve their lives. We can like provide shelter for the homeless in africa. I have to agree with this article as what it says is quite true.

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Olivia Win's comment, January 27, 2014 11:47 PM
yes, i agree that increasing the minimum wage is not fully preventing poverty, but only one of the means to try to prevent poverty. there are still quite alot of things to be taken care of in poverty. as poverty is a very serious condition that most people all over the world knows about it, not alot of people is helping out with it. major changes in the society have to be done in order to help with out with poverty.
Olivia Win's curator insight, January 28, 2014 10:58 PM

yes, i agree that increasing the minimum wage is not fully preventing poverty, but only one of the means to try to prevent poverty. there are still quite alot of things to be taken care of in poverty. as poverty is a very serious condition that most people all over the world knows about it, not alot of people is helping out with it. major changes in the society have to be done in order to help with out with poverty.

Krithigah Muthukumar's curator insight, February 23, 2014 1:18 AM

I agree that increasing wage is not the only solution for poverty.

Not just in London is there problems like this. In the news I have heard that though we have an increase the wage all over other expenses are increasing in price. Some people have to take of old people, little children bedridden therefore many expenses are to made. While reading this article I thought of the government supporting the family in poor income or people who really cannot effort the expenses they have to make this way it will be helpful for the people who needs help. It seems obvious that raising the minimum wage eg. like increasing take up of the Living Wage would reduce in-work poverty by increasing overall household incomes. I am still confused about an increase in the pay still isn’t enough for the people. Why cant the government help the people in poverty. Is it that hard to help them? Or why is the increase in wage isn’t enough. Why do they exceed their expenses?  . 

  
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Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food

Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food | Poverty | Scoop.it
Low-income people are 27 percent more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia at the end of the month—right before paychecks and benefits come out.

Via David Simpson
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The information present in this article is somewhat similar to what i have learnt as it tells me that people living in poverty fall sick easily as they lack the nutrition in which they need. Ifrom this article i learnt that we can all do our part in sending in some cash, or clothes, or daily necessities to these peopl as throwing them away is a waste, we should rather give it to the needy. I used to think that we should only help the homeless but now i am seeing otherwise. A thought is still challenging my mind and thats why no matter how much we send in to help these people there are still so many cases of death and diseases to these people, this is what i don't understand

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Zhiyang Liang's comment, January 29, 2014 10:06 AM
In my perspective, not only just the lack of food and the high medical treatment fee may cause the poor sick, but also the obstinacy of poor people. When they initially infect some small disease like flu, cough and fever. The first thought come out of their mind is that those diseases would flee away after a few days and there is no need to see the doctor and eat drugs. No one says that they should think in that way but our society forces them to think and they have no choice, they do not have enough money. Consequently, the evolution of those small disease leads to many great problems. So what can we do to help them is just to donate money and create health welfare to decrease their costs to some extent.
May's comment, January 30, 2014 7:32 AM
I agree with Evelyn that the poor have no enough money for food let alone medical bills. They are barely making both ends meet so where would they get the extra money for medical bills? They cant afford to have leftover money or savings for the month or anything like these. So they wont go check up for their health when they think they are just fine. Only later then they will know they have hypoglycemia. We should lend a helping hand by donating money, food and clothes for the poor instead donating only when they have developed hypoglycemia.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 1:52 AM
I agree with Bunaiya. Instead of helping these people suffering from the disease in later stages, donors/the society should have helped them in the earlier stages or while they are still not suffering from any disease. Educating the people from young will lead to a better future for all.
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Gloating Tories don't care that people are dying of poverty on the real-life Benefits Street

Gloating Tories don't care that people are dying of poverty on the real-life Benefits Street | Poverty | Scoop.it
Conservative Philip Davies demonised welfare claimants in the Commons while a man died waiting for benefit payments a mile from the MP's constituency

Via britishroses
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This is a really astonishing story and one that catches my eye at a glimpse. It tells about how the organisations refuse to aid this man Paul and they even covered-up their misdeed.So far i learnt that there are existing organisations that will help the poor etc. the salvation army. This pushed my thinking on the organisations futher as i thought that organisations were supposed to help the poor no matter what and not covering up their actions of not helping one, and letting that man die. The man had family proplems and let him to being and alchaholic and died as a cause of a liver disease. Why didn't these organisations loan him money to pay for medical expenses. I do not understand why the organisations are like that, aren't they supposed to help the needy. If they aren't helping, what is the point of having a corporation or and organisation of helping the poor.

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