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CHART: How Government Programs Keep Millions Of Americans Out Of Poverty

CHART: How Government Programs Keep Millions Of Americans Out Of Poverty | Poverty Assignment_Rachael Choo | Scoop.it
The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual poverty estimates, released today, found that the poverty rate remained stable in 2011 after three consecutive years of rapid increases during and after the Great Recession.

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In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

In Appalachia, Poverty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder | Poverty Assignment_Rachael Choo | Scoop.it
In eastern Kentucky, residents are tired of serving as the poster children of the War on Poverty.

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People in Appalachia did not think they were poor instead they said that they are educated and proud . They say they were rich in things like family and faith , i think the fact that they were actually happy with what they have despite the bad living conditions and how people think of them , focusing more on what they have in their lives , which is faith and family is very impressive . People like us , who have never been through poverty , will never understand how little things in our lives mean so much to them . From this article , i have understood that "When you have less , you appreciate more" .

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Report Finds 400 Million Children Living in Extreme Poverty

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but it still includes roughly 400 million children, or one -third of those living in such abysmal conditions, according a new World...

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Although the number of people living in extreme poverty decreased , there is still a large number of children still struggling with poverty. Having less than $1.25 a day , shows that they can't even afford a meal a day . I agree with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. that “Children should not be cruelly condemned to a life without hope, without good education, and without access to quality health care. We must do better for them.”They deserve good education and health care . The fact that more children are in poverty than adults is indeed very disturbing as the children are the ones who are going to take over the world and they are going to be our future leaders but without proper education and health care for them , how are they going to lead and take over ? We have to do something for the next generation and bring them out of poverty .

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Mirzan Hyder's curator insight, January 26, 2014 7:53 AM

I knew that alot of people are suffering from poverty around the world. But i did not know that roughly 400 million CHILDREN are suffering in poverty! I feel that we need to play a part in helping those people suffering in poverty. Every cent counts. So, we need do help as much as we can. We are born more luckier and healthier than them.Poverty is like a diesease. its spreading through out the world. And the thing is, how should we stop it from spreading? This is what it puzzles me.

 

Jia Hui's curator insight, January 26, 2014 1:09 PM

My insights using (See-Think-Wonder, 4Cs, Step Inside or Reporter’s Notebook ) thinking routines:

As many of us are living comfortably, we should also think and spare a thought for the children living in extreme poverty. In this world of ‘darkness and suffer’, many children died because of the lack of food, therefore before we throw leftovers of our food, we should often reflect and think about these poorer children. After learning more about the poverty around the world from this article, I feel that we learn to feel fortunate and be satisfied with what we have and not always complaining about not having what we want.

Wen Shi's comment, January 28, 2014 6:43 AM
I was shock to hear that one third of the world population are in poverty which means that one out of three people are suffering from poverty! And there are 400 millions kids who live in extreme poverty! I used to think that most of the people who live in the world are happy and can be able to have a normal life. However, the fact turns out to be so different from what i thought. The poor kids who do not have food or drinks or education, who are born to have no parents...... They lives are miserable comparing to ours! So why are we keep complaining we do not have the life we want? We should be satisfied and be thankful that we are not one of the 400 million.