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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, Kng Jiahao
Kevin Lau Jun Yi's insight:

It seems that just increasing the minimum wage of those in poverty is not the solution, as many other factors affect the amount a poor family has to spend every month. Even though many poor people are not underpaid, many live in families where only one of the two adults are working, and the other stays at home. Maybe some families do not feel the need for both adults to work as the pay is too low. If governments offer better conditions it may lead to more people willing to work more hours.

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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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Smelling The Anus Of Poverty—Hear Me Out - GhanaWeb

Smelling The Anus Of Poverty—Hear Me Out
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the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS), Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) etc were confirmed.
Kevin Lau Jun Yi's insight:

I feel that the Government plays an important role in tackling Poverty in a country. Although is it important that the people work hard themselves to improve their lives, Governments should give the people more oppotunities to upgrade themselves. The gap between the rich and poor can only be resolved when both sides work together to improve the situation. Some governments, as said in the article, do not even know what they are working towards. Many know what "poverty" is, yet it is rare to see people finding true solutions to it.

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Jung Dohun's comment, January 28, 2014 10:50 PM
I agree, governments are the key to help save the country from poverty. The governments are the main leaders of the country and with good ideas they can easily save the country. Not anybody can be a government so i believe voting is a very important factor to it. Also, people should be educated to know who can be a good leader of a country and what is needed.
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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
Kevin Lau Jun Yi's insight:

The poor people are more likely to get sick as they lack the money to afford healthcare. It seems that they would rather hold back on healthcare or they have to just to afford their day to day expenses. And because of this many of them put off their underlying health problems and they suffer heavier losses when their health problems get worse. However perhaps just giving the poor money would not work so well and I feel that they should be offered higher paying jobs or their minimum wages should be higher.

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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.