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Ability to overcome poverty boosted by self-worth

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For people in poverty, remembering better times - such as past success - improves brain functioning by several IQ points and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services, a...

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Ability to overcome poverty boosted by self-worth

For people living in poverty, remembering better times, improves brain functioning by several IQ points and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services. So, one way to fight poverty is to have self-confidence and never to lose hope. Nowadays even though the economy rises all over the world, poverty also hold hand with that and rise together. So, it is very important to fight against poverty and overcome it through out the world. My wish is to see a world without poverty where everyone get to share the same things as others and all to be equal. One important thing is that people should have their basic everyday needs like food and clothing. 

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, December 24, 2013 10:47 AM

Compare this point to the last article I saved where the lawmaker wanted children from poverty to work for their school lunch. Eek!

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Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor'

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Four-in-10 disabled children in the UK live "in poverty", according to the Children's Society.

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Four-in-10 disabled young 'poor'.

From the news, I got to know that according to the Children's Society in the UK, about one third of the children lives in poverty. The government said that from 2013, it will bring in a single monthly payment - known as a Universal Credit - which will replace a range of benefits. The Children charity says nearly a third of the 320,000 live in "severe poverty" - where the income is less than 40% of the average. So, for all thses issues the government  ensure that people receive the same level of support from childhood and beyond, with resources targeted at those people who need the most help. 

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Niki Ng's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:12 PM

In this article, I see disabled children suffering from poverty, and the UK government is doing their best to help them .

I wonder where did the parents of the disabled children went and why did they left their child alone to suffer . 

I think the government is trying their best to help those disabled children as they are already physically having disablities plus their parents are not by their side. I think the children will be sent to someone who would be able to take good care of them.

Eugene Yong's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:48 AM

Connect : I feel that this article is very informative but also staggering at the same time as 4 in 10 disabled children are living in poverty in the UK and  1 in 3 disabled children in the population as a whole. This is alarming to me as the number of disabled children living in poverty in the UK is 320,000.  This is defined as being in a family where the income is less than 60% of the national average. 

 

Extend:  I am relieved to know that the UK Government is doing something to help like  introducing the Welfare Reform Bill and the child tax credit. The universal credit scheme also provided support through  '' disability additions''. All these  helped  to cut down financial costs of the low income families with disabled children with lower tax and they can make use of the tax savings to make ends meet and also send their disabled children for treatment.

 

Challenge:I am puzzled  why there are so many disabled children living in poverty in Uk. I am also interested to know how effective are the Tax Credit schemes.

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The Big Picture — Poverty and Hunger — Voices of Youth

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The many dimensions of poverty

 

Usually poverty is thought to be lack of income - for example, a person is considered poor if his/her income is less than $1.25 a day. However, poverty is much more than simply the lack of income. Children living in poverty experience a lack of the material, spiritual, and emotional resources they need to survive, develop and thrive. A certain income does not necessarily mean that a household has all it needs to provide what a child needs for a good start in life. That is why it is important to focus on multidimensional child poverty measures that look beyond income and focus on whether children face deprivations to a range of their basic rights such as health, education, information, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation.

When children are deprived of these rights in the first years of their life, it can limit their potential for physical, intellectual and emotional development. In turn, many children grow up without the opportunity to be healthy and educated and to feel safe and confident.


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The Big Picture — Poverty and Hunger — Voices of Youth

After reading through the news, I learned that for example a certain amount of income does not necessarily mean that a household has all it needs to provide what a child needs. That is why it is important to focus on children facing deprivations to a range of their basic rights such as health, education, information, nutrition, shelter, water and sanitation. 'Poverty can breed poverty, forming a vicious cycle' shows us that poverty can be passed on from generation to generation. For example,  many countries are trapped in poverty due to many reasons like conflicts and wars, bad geography, bad governance, and not having access to the global market. So, poverty not only depends on one, but a whole country. Poverty is something can be wiped out. It all depends on the governance. 

 
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Robert Christian's comment, January 27, 2014 8:29 PM
This tells us that poverty is not just lack of money or the things necessary. Poverty also means that they lack what's neccessary for the child to start a good life. Having less than $1.25 a day is already bad enough and they are facing a lot more problems for them. They should focus on helping them with schools, health and all the things they need to start a new life
Natasha Ho's comment, January 30, 2014 8:42 AM
Comments on Steffi’s insight: I agree with what you have stated. All of us ought to be more appreciative and not compare what we have with others. Everyone comes from a different background and I think that it is very important to be happy with what you have and not envy what others have that we do not possess. Like what you have said, the people living in extreme poverty do not even have basic needs for survival yet we are taking for granted how fortunate we are. To be contented with what we have should be where all of us should head towards. In today’s world, youngsters are becoming more pampered and when they do not get what they want or what others have they would be upset which should not be the case.
Ruby Jackson's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:03 PM

This is what my dream is working towards: to fight against childhood poverty and prevent the repeated generational cycles,  and also to give the youth a chance at a successful life and to know that their parents situation does not have to become their own!