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Ending Child Poverty

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Children's Defense Fund (CDF) works to help end child poverty in America thru campaigns and programs that support and educate Americans on the need for a quality education for every child, livable wages for families, job training and job creation,...

Via Colette Cassinelli
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More than 16.1 million children in America are poor, but they live in working families. A disproportionate number are Black and Latino. Poor children lag behind their peers in many ways beyond income: They are less healthy, trail in emotional and intellectual development, and are less likely to graduate from high school. Poor children also are likely to become the poor parents of the future.

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Coven Chong Weng's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:09 AM

This is my insight using see think wonder. I see how child poverty have affect more than 16.1 million childs in america, despite living in a working family. Most of which are black and latino due to racism, they are also less likely to graduate from high school. In my opinion, i feel that the government should invest in educating every child regardless of their race or where they came from .

Roshini Sykes's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:04 AM

Black's and Latino's. the ones who are the most poorest. they both are groups that sometimes come from working families. but its just not enough. isnt it unfair when you get to study and gain loads of knowledge when that few americans cant even spell out their name due to the lack of eductaion. they are all americans. those who were thought to be the richest. there are 16.1 million people in that country itself. imagine the rest. what would be the total. there should be a stop to this before more people have to starve to earn.

Ruby Jackson's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:48 AM

Childhood poverty is a growing issue right here in America. I'm excited to be connecting with the Nonprofit Assistance Center next month to get the ball rolling on fulfilling my dreams of catering to the needs of these children and help working single parent overcome obstacles, revaluate their situations, renew their thinking, and improve their lives.

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» The Vicious Cycle of Poverty and Mental Health - World of Psychology

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There is a vicious, self-reinforcing cycle of poverty associated with mental illness. You become poor. Sometimes through circumstances well beyond your control,

Via britishroses, Jun Liang
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Some people had lost their jobs due to their medical conditions and are forced to live in places where violence is common. I think Poverty is linked to health as when a person faces poverty, he/she is desperate for money to survive. With lack of money, it means the lack of food and water. People still do get food,but normally are processed food which are definitely not healthy. As the poverty continue, and more consumption of such food with low nutrients, the person gets ill. Getting ill is just a surface problem, but, with the lack of money to cure themselves at the same time, eventually their mental health will be affected. I wonder did the person who took this picture actually gave some money to help those people in poverty.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:13 AM

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. Their lives are stressful. They are both witness to and victims of more violence and trauma than those who are reasonably well off, and they are at high risk of poor general health and malnutrition. The converse is also true: When people are mentally ill, they are at increased risk of becoming and/or staying poor. They have higher health costs, difficulty getting and retaining jobs, are less productive at work, and suffer the social stigma and isolation of mental illness. There are different types of interventions undertaken in several low and middle-income places. The authors first looked at programs intended to improve individual or family economic status and monitored changes in measures of mental health including stress and depression in adults, childhood behavior problems, childhood cognitive development, and adolescent self-esteem.

 

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:53 AM

Poverty not only affects the person physically but also mentally as the person will feel more stress with the unknown future, whether they will live or die.  Since their fate cannot be controlled by them, they will have the insecurity and would be more prone to suffer from mental illness. I think that these people should at least be given a chance to earn some money. It is saddening when you see all those people living in poverty lying at the sides of the streets. However, do the people feel this way for them? 

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:06 AM

This article shows that poverty led to both mantal illnesses and diseases. They have suffer hunger and stress causing both diseases and emotional breakdowns.They lost their family, friends and belongings. I just wonder what can be done to make their lives happy.

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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

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This article on the website tells us that many people in Asia are living in poverty with nearly half of Asian kids.  They are all deprived of food, clean drinking water, shelter, health and education. People in India should fight for their living rights and not follow the caste system placed for them, for it is an unfair classification to people in India. Everyone should have their rights to fight for what they need and apply for jobs so that they can earn money for a living.

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Xin Rong's curator insight, January 31, 2013 6:55 AM

Reading this article, i can see how widespread poverty is around Asia. Many live with less than a dollar a day. I was shocked that there are families whose circumstances is decided by religion. The caste system that has long been outdated is still used in India to determine whether the family stays poor in that caste as their parents were or moving up. Suprisingly this actually helped to reduce poverty. I think that being poor in such countries is not what they desire but was already in place. there are many of these people in Asia that live on scraps of food. As these children are not educated, hence they do not know what is right and what is wrong. Futhermore, if their parents are no educated the parents all the more do not know what to tell the children and hence it affects how the children see life as. There is no one to stress to the children of being able to escape poverty if they are educated. Seeing this makes make feel glad for what I have. I sympathise with them for their situation. I have learnt from this article that many things play a part in determining whether the family is poor or not.

 

I wonder:

 

1) this is something so widespread, how can the government not know about this and try to alleviate this situation?

 

2) Why doesn't anyone stress to them the importance of being educated and that it could get them out of poverty?

 

3) Why does the government act like by-standers watching the caste system put in place as being the determining factor of poverty of the peopleand not doing anything?

 

 

 

 

 

Jaslyn Si Jia's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:24 PM

This article on the website tells us that many people in Asia are living in poverty with nearly half of Asian kids.  They are all deprived of food, safe drinking water, shelter, health and education. People in India should fight for their living rights and not follow the caste system placed for them, for it is an unfair classification to people in India. Everyone should have a right to fight for what they need and apply for jobs so as to earn money for a living.

Tammy Sim's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:13 AM

This article tells me how dominant poverty is among people living in Asia. Countless people survive on less than a dollar a day. It was apalling to hear about individuals whose plights are dependent on their religions. Although the caste system is now anachronous, it is admittingly used in India to dictate a family's precedence. Emphatically, this aids in improving the poverty situation in these countries. I feel that poverty in such countries is certainly not one's desire but one's fate. Hence, living on scraps of food is inevitable. Being uneducated, they lack the knowledge of telling the difference between the good and the bad. Hence, they are unable to see the need in studying hard, breaking free from poverty and striving for a better future. This makes me feel extremely contented and blessed for all that i possess.

 

I wonder:

 

1. Why is the government not taking any measures to mitigate this situation?

 

2. Shouldn't people from richer countries come to these countries and advocate the importance of education to children so as to enable them to break free from poverty?

 

3. Why do these people accept their fate just like that? Why don't they find means to seek help from the higher authorities?

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Richest 100 'could end poverty now' - Morning Star

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Oxfam said today that the world's 100 richest people could easily afford to end the hunger, thirst and basic illness of every person of Earth.

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Rich helping those people in poverty. They could have did it eariler to help much more people then doing it at a later stage.

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Tan Yong Ann's curator insight, February 3, 2013 6:44 AM

This article is about rich/ successful people who are willing to use their money just to change the lives of many people who are in the state of poverty. It is nice to see people helping the poor but why did'nt they do it eariler.

Brandon Liu's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:36 AM

they should have did it earlier so that the poor will not be suffering right now

Vion Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:42 AM

Reading this article, i realised that the gap between the very rich and the very poor is slowly increasing, so much so that only with the help of the top 100 richest people on earth, poverty can be easily settled worldwide. If these people would donate out a portion of their money to an area in need, I am very sure the situation in that area would improve tremendously and they would'nt really even miss their money. 

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Asian women workers risk "persistent vulnerability, poverty and exploitation"

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BANGKOK (TrustLaw) – Women workers in Asia face the risk of “persistent vulnerability, poverty and exploitation” despite a recovering economy and their huge potential due to prejudice, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation and Asian Development Bank. A large majority of women here are stuck in lower-end, lower-pay jobs in vulnerable, informal and insecure sectors with little social protection and at the lowest rung of the global supply chain, it said. While progress has been made in past decades addressing gender inequalities, “discrimination against women remains pervasive throughout the labour markets of the region,” Women and labour markets in Asia: Rebalancing Gender Equality said. According to the report, the Asia Pacific region is losing $24 billion to $47 billion annually because of women’s limited access to employment opportunities and another $16 billion to $30 billion as a result of gender gaps in education.
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Via Cindy Sullivan, Jun Liang
Theodore Tan's insight:

many parts of asia,woman are not given the basic education. only man are given basic education. womans should have a chance to study.

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Tan Jun Wei's curator insight, February 3, 2013 1:28 PM

This is my insight using one of the thinking methods. As stated in the article, a large majority of women are stuck in lower-end, lower-pay jobs in vulenrable, informal and insecure sectors with little social protection. According to the report, the Asia Pacific region is losing $24 billion to $47 billion annually because of women's limited access to employment opportunites and another $16 billion to $30 billion as a result of gender gaps in education. I think that both males and females should be treated equally the same with the same job opportunites and also recieving proper education as both males and females ara humans too and therefore we need to have the same job opportunies and recieve proper education so that we can earn enough money for ourselves and family and also to help out with the growth of the country. I wonder if the government or any other organisations will help out by setting up campaigns to support the idea of both males and females to have equal rights.

Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:58 AM

Although the poverty gender gap is higher than any other developed country, the “feminization of poverty” is a global problem. This is not because women do less work. Quite the opposite: Women produce half of the world’s food and by some estimates work two-thirds of the world’s working hours. Women and men did different work based on the demands of childbearing and the community’s reproduction, but all people were valued for their contributions to the survival of their society. Women were held in the highest esteem. Once society separated into social classes, however, women were pushed into a subordinate role. Men dominated private property and its inheritances from generation to generation. Women became the property of their fathers and husbands in the same way that slaves were the property of their owners. Women, both enslaved and free, were largely without independent property and legal rights. Under feudalism, the product of their labours, both in the home and outside of it, was controlled by the men.

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:09 AM

This article depicts the inequality of the priviledges of the females and the males. The males are seen as superior, having a more stable job than the females, who were given a lesser paying job. However, gender discrimination is not something that can be easily passed off as both genders contribute an equal amount of hard work, except that they contribute to different categories in the industry, based on their strengths. I think that females should also be given a chance to have a proper job, especially females who have a family to support. There might be females that are able to do a better job than the males in that particular job. Will this kind of gender discrimination continue to affect the poverty of those families?