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Quality of Life, Homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing

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Quality of Life, homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing | poverty, five, year, blame, population, last, grew, children, life, homeless...

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people now adays have lack of affordable houses which makes life difficult as everyone would one to finish work and go home to a warm and comfy sheter for the night , but now prices are rapidly rising and most people cant afford to buy houses this days

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Kar Hang Cheung's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:21 AM

One of every five children in Colorado Springs,live in poverty.The homeless population has been increasing rapidly,due to one reason, the lack of affordable housing.This is only part of the reason,the bigger problem,lies with the income of the family,an illness or loss of job can put them on the streets already.I also agree that it takes the community to overcome this issue and that it is necessary to let the less fortunate know about the difficulty of helping them.

Zhiyang Liang's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:13 AM

The homeless are perceived not as poor and vulnerable people who lost their homes but as criminals by other people is a common issue, however the wise government would reject such criticism instead to codify law and spend money to build accommodations, training them etc. in order to protect those people. I think those people who are homeless is quite pity, they may prefer to spend the night outside, no matter how cold the weather, than to face potential violence or being robbed of their meagre possessions.“Last year, Rhode Island became the first state to pass a state-wide homeless people’s bill of rights. Building on the community organizing that led to this success, social justice organizations around the country have been working on bills that aim to protect the rights of homeless people.” And the long-term answer of government is a coherent housing policy for the poor and vulnerable.

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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training | Poverty (Garrick Tay) | Scoop.it
For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability.

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this article is telling us that studies now adays we need a certain degree if not we basicly dont have a good job and we will not be able to have a family , so breaking poverty is the abilty to further your studies thus learning even more and have a better job.

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Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:07 AM

well through this article, people have been educated. they might have been taught of the problem of poverty. thus they might be able to play a role in helping the problem. another thing is that through education, they are able to find jobs more easily. they will also be able to feed their own family. so the more people get jobs, the lesser people will turn to poverty. thus through education, the problem of poverty might just be lessen down!

Merci Goh's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:10 AM

Using the See Think Wonder routine. From this Acticle I can see the Education is link to Poverty. Without Education we will not have the knowledge and without education knowledge we will not have jobs to help us earn money to make a living. People who does not have educations will not have jobs and will not have earning which leads to poverty. Families without Education will not be able to take care of thier children and they will get sick and may lead to death. I wonder why people don't feel thankful for having education, other people who wants education does not even get to have.

Mina Macy Markovic's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:12 PM

In today's world, a college degree is something that is very important to have in order to have an good and stabled employment. The challenge for the people in poverty is the high expenses for college. This is increasingly beyond the reach for millions of youths and their families in not just to people who are in poverty but to even families who are in middle class economically. I think that this article is interesting as it tells us the problem with the educational system in our current generation, and also telling us the good solution to giving students from a low income family a chance to prove their worth and have a bright future. All this could start in high school by preparing them the best they can in order for the students to attend college. 

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A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus

A View From The Field: Addressing The Water-Energy-Poverty Nexus | Poverty (Garrick Tay) | Scoop.it
Much of today’s conversation addressing the increasingly important connection between water and energy is focused on solutions applicable to urban centers and developed nations.

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according to the picture i see , the boy is drinking from the tap , who might not know what kind of diesease.. hence i feel that not all country is that rich to have tap water purify for them to have safe drinking whenever they want and the goverment should focus more on nations with poverty and not so much on urban livestyles 

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Muhammad Kamil's comment, March 21, 2013 12:03 PM
this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem
Muhammad Kamil's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:15 PM

this article tell people that, that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity but nearly 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. Are the same people also struggling to survive without a regular supply of clean water? Unfortunately a lack of access to electricity and clean water is only a part of the problem. The combination of energy poverty, water poverty and economic poverty, for example – interconnected, holistic solutions need to be applied. combining solar-powered water purification systems.but all this education therefore we will need to teach the poor so that they will be able to use the item and maybe they will also be able to manufacture the items themselves so that the wont be reliant on people to supply tthem

Joel Lim's curator insight, January 20, 2014 11:35 AM

Before reading this article,i know that poverty means that u are struggling alot on making a living.But after reading this article,i was shocked to know that more than 1.2 billion people in today’s world still live without access to electricity and 800 million people don’t have access to a clean water source. and nearly two-thirds of people who lack safe drinking water live on less than $2 a day.how can 800 million people not have access to clean water source?water is essential for human to survive and without it,tons of life will be lost so i hope that people can give those children living in poverty a proper education as only with proper education can you have a brighter future and break free from poverty

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Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre

Obesity is about poverty and cheap food, not a lack of moral fibre | Poverty (Garrick Tay) | Scoop.it
Zoe Williams: It's more palatable to blame diabetes on lifestyle than accept the fact that on a penny-per-calorie basis, a Big Mac is simply cheaper...

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overty and obesity and interlinked with each other. I think that poverty forces people to be only able to buy foods that are cheap, which most of the time are foods rich in fat. Also, these foods are rich in calories, which provide energy for people, which means the poor will also prefer them to healthier foods as it provides them with more energy. This causes them to be unhealthy. I wonder what is being done by the government to help these people and help ease the situation.

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Jewelle Lim Fong Yee's curator insight, February 1, 2013 7:52 AM

I see that the obesity and poverty is linked in someways. People who are poorer will not have sufficient money to consume the healthier choose of food. Hence, they are resulted to eating of cheaper food which are rich in calories and high in fats as it provides them with more energy. These food are all fast food which has less nutrients. This leads to obesity and unhealthy diet. I wonder why did the government not take action to help these people and ease their living situation.

Rayn Kang Lam Fong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:43 PM

I see that people who are poor eat cheaper but healthier food thus they do not worry about obesity. But those rich people can eat those foods that are expensive but also high in fats

 

I think that we should educate people about this matter so that they can help themselves and not get diseases such as heart problems or diabetes

 

I wonder why the government does not educate the people about this . Less money is better than having more money but having more illnesses.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 12:57 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this articicle, i can see that obesity is actually linked to cheap food. this is because when one does not have the money to buy food, they will go for cheaper options, but it makes it more unhealthy. These foods can be processed foods etc.

It makes me think that cheap food may not be that healthy to one's health after all, so why buy these foods, when it is bad for health? I do understand that people facing poverty may not have the money to buy more nourishing food for themselves, but what about those who do have money to support themselves.

It makes me wonder how people do know that they are consuming unhealthy food, but still continue on eating it, just because it saves a little money.

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Quality of Life, Homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing

Quality of Life, Homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing | Poverty (Garrick Tay) | Scoop.it
Quality of Life, homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing | poverty, five, year, blame, population, last, grew, children, life, homeless...

Via Flora Moon
Garrick Tay's insight:

people now adays have lack of affordable houses which makes life difficult as everyone would one to finish work and go home to a warm and comfy sheter for the night , but now prices are rapidly rising and most people cant afford to buy houses this days

more...
Kar Hang Cheung's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:21 AM

One of every five children in Colorado Springs,live in poverty.The homeless population has been increasing rapidly,due to one reason, the lack of affordable housing.This is only part of the reason,the bigger problem,lies with the income of the family,an illness or loss of job can put them on the streets already.I also agree that it takes the community to overcome this issue and that it is necessary to let the less fortunate know about the difficulty of helping them.

Zhiyang Liang's curator insight, January 20, 2014 9:13 AM

The homeless are perceived not as poor and vulnerable people who lost their homes but as criminals by other people is a common issue, however the wise government would reject such criticism instead to codify law and spend money to build accommodations, training them etc. in order to protect those people. I think those people who are homeless is quite pity, they may prefer to spend the night outside, no matter how cold the weather, than to face potential violence or being robbed of their meagre possessions.“Last year, Rhode Island became the first state to pass a state-wide homeless people’s bill of rights. Building on the community organizing that led to this success, social justice organizations around the country have been working on bills that aim to protect the rights of homeless people.” And the long-term answer of government is a coherent housing policy for the poor and vulnerable.

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UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise

UK's food poverty revealed: nutrition falls as fruit and veg prices rise | Poverty (Garrick Tay) | Scoop.it

Annual food survey shows that households are ditching fresh, healthy foods and 'trading down' to counter rising prices

The UK's poorest households are being disproportionately hit by the impact of soaring food prices, according to new government figures that also show the consumption of every major nutrient has fallen in the last four years.

In order to cut costs since 2007, UK households have bought less bread, lamb, beef, fish, fruit, vegetables, potatoes and alcoholic drinks – but more bacon.

The government's annual Family Food survey, which provides the most detailed annual snapshot of food and drink spending and consumption, found that weekly spending per person on all household food in 2011 was £27.99, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year. But because of price rises, that bought less food - 4.2% less in 2011 than in 2007.


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i think that the goverment shouldnt increase prices for food and beverages , if they increase , the poorer people who already have trouble buying food will have even bigger problems searching for food when its that expensive.

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Eliza Koh JL's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:39 AM

Some countries with poverty benefitted from a tropical climate with lush vegetation and a diverse range of crops that grow all year round. This highlights just how important agriculture is to reducing poverty in some countries. As those who have poverty will have the vegetation and crops that they got and they can eat without searching for any vegetation and crops desperately. So the lesser the vegetation and crops import from other countries, the higher the price it can be.  The country should be part of the biggest exporters of a variety of products, and a much larger proportion of peoples should reap the fruits of this trade. In general, whenever the country experiences periods of economic growth, they match improvements in agriculture. It provides tons of food, jobs, raw material for other sectors (e.g. cattle) and higher income. Even today as the service sector is taking off; agriculture remains an important aspect in the country’s economy. Several studies confirmed what was obvious to everyone: people with larger farm land, those with access to loans or production assets, as well as people closer to local markets all showed much lower poverty rates than the rest. Integrating thousands of households into local markets and teaching more advanced agricultural techniques are also essential aspects to reducing poverty in some countries. In many ways this implies more government intervention, at least to invest in basic infrastructure such as roads and cheap public transportation so that people are given the opportunity to go to town and sell their crops.

Iris Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:45 AM

Nutrients are important, especially important for children when they need the nutrients to grow. Without these nutrients, people might have deficiency diseases due to lack of nutrients or obesity due to consuming junk food and sugary drinks. I think that household markets should have an affordable prices for average household families to buy their essential daily needs. If the prices of the products are continuously increasing, I doubt that any of the families will be able to afford it and both the families and the supermarket will suffer. In my opinion, I think that the government should manage the rising prices of products in the supermarket, instead of helping out the families with financial difficulties as a larger number of people will benefit.

Jasmine Tan's curator insight, March 2, 2013 1:04 PM

See. Think. Wonder.

From this article, I can see that many people are starting to not consume or buy fruits and vegetables, because they are increasing in price and instead bought quite unhealthy food. I believe this is because if the lack of harvest, thus the markets are selling things at a higher price.

It makes me think of the other countires which have fuits and vegetables of the same pricing as usual, why do people still not want to buy them? They know that fruits and vegetables are healthy for them. This also brings back to the point where the lack of money does not let one eat well and healthily.

I wonder if the country can import more fuirts and vegetables from other countires so that they have more to sell, and that they would not have to increase the price of the things which they are selling.