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Who’s poor in America? 50 years into the ‘War on Poverty,’ a data portrait

Who’s poor in America? 50 years into the ‘War on Poverty,’ a data portrait | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
The War on Poverty was arguably the most ambitious domestic policy initiative since the Great Depression. But the overall effectiveness of the War on Poverty remains hotly debated.

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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, January 13, 2014 4:16 PM

This is not just about poverty in schools but information about poverty in general is useful to our discussions about how it impacts the classroom!

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Rise in ‘funeral poverty’ means more than 100,000 in UK cannot afford to die

Rise in ‘funeral poverty’ means more than 100,000 in UK cannot afford to die | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
Never mind the cost of living crisis – the rise of “funeral poverty” in Britain means more than 100,000 people will be unable to afford the cost of dying this year, researchers have said.

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Raymond Lee Jin Tao's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:58 AM

Some people in the world have no money because of nautral disaster and many people from rich become poor so many people have no money to have a funeral. As they could not even have a proper 3 meals a day so poverty in the world affected alot of people in the world.

Li Miaozi Lostsoul's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:15 PM

Its just so outrageous that people cannot afford to die. they can die but not have enough money to hold a funeral. its just so sad. they cant even die peacefully with a proper funeral to send them off. No matter how poor they might be they deserve a proper funeral. 

Lim Theng Shryl's curator insight, January 28, 2014 10:42 PM

The funeral poverty is very sad, the people are so poor they dont even have the money for their funeral, it is very sad because they are still humans, they still need funeral, even if it is simple. I think the government is very ridiculous, they should try to help them.

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Fuel Poverty Puts Children’s Health at Risk

Fuel Poverty Puts Children’s Health at Risk | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
And more than half of the five million families that are likely to turn their heating

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Jared Kwang's comment, January 27, 2014 11:28 PM
What Ka Yang said is true but what he is saying is barely scraping the surface of what poverty is truly about. The government should help out by giving out sweaters instead because if the government just helps out for that one year, then the same problem would just keep on repeating for the years to come. However if the government just gives the sweaters they may not need to help out with the problem of heating and they may be able to focus on other problems instead.
Chan Kai Yang's comment, January 27, 2014 11:35 PM
kaiyang* -.-
Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:45 PM
Wow this is a very useful piece of information but I have to comment on your post Kai Yang because this is supposed to be done for my English assignment. So I have no choice please bear with me for taking up this extra space on your post. Anyways, your post is very interesting and very informative, actually not really thinking through it some more.
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Families With Stay-At-Home Mums 'In Poverty'

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More must be done to provide affordable childcare to enable women to go back to work, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said.

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huang junyi's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:10 AM

The feminist approach to poverty focuses on the gender implications and social costs of poverty.
They include the growing involvement of women and children in the informal economy; differential
treatment of girls and boys in households; pressure to get girls married off quickly; higher school drop-
out rates for girls; less control over fertility; and recourse to prostitution. Studies on female poverty have
given rise to policy recommendations that there be poverty-alleviation or employment-generation
programs designed specifically for women, or that households maintained by women alone be targeted for
social programs. Similarly, the Beijing Platform for Action calls on governments to “Formulate and
implement, when necessary, specific economic, social, agricultural and related policies in support of
female-headed households;

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Concentrations of Wealth and Poverty

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:59 AM

See where the wealth and poverty are in America using this great map.

Chandrima Roy's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:44 PM

wonderful

 

Ishwer Singh's curator insight, January 20, 2014 6:56 AM

This picture shows the cocentrations of poverty and affluence.  The areas hilighted in yellow show the areas which are wealthy and the dark blue showing the poor. This coincides with the amout of pay and the education levels in these countries. Areas such as Boston, New York and Washington show high cocentrations of affluence. These areas also have much higher education systems and more well -paid jobs. Countries which are highlighted in dark blue are countries with lesser education and lesser paid jobs. This shows the  extent at which poverty can affect a country.

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Behind cold doors: the chilling reality for children in poverty | Left Foot Forward

Behind cold doors: the chilling reality for children in poverty | Left Foot Forward | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
Five million families are likely to turn their heating down this winter because they can’t afford to pay for it.

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Madeeha Shahnaaz's curator insight, January 21, 2014 5:47 AM

i feel that poverty has affected people around the world especially in cold times. But i feel children are the most affected. Children living in poverty cannot afford to buy winter coats and warm blankets during cold season. This is a harsh reality for them as they have to attend schooling and must have a good sleep and a good health to continue school. It is already hard for them to buy food and pay the school fees. The cold atmosphere do not favour them. Their parents have a hard time as well. They have to avoid the state of poverty. They cant even afford to buy heater. Their harsh lives make me pity them. I feel there should be more to be done for these people.This is made me change my attitude towards poor people as i thoght people living in poverty actually have a good life not going school but i was not aware that their parents have to actually work ten times harder than normal parents for their children to enrol in school and at that time the cold season is not favouring them. Poverty should stop here so that children can enjoy their childhood. 

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9 Things You Should Know About Poverty in America – The Gospel ...

9 Things You Should Know About Poverty in America – The Gospel ... | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the 'war on poverty' an attempt to harness the power of government to help the poor. Here are nine things you should know about poverty in America.
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Food bank to expand as poverty increases » Housing » 24dash.com

Food bank to expand as poverty increases » Housing » 24dash.com | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
A Salford food bank is set to expand to meet an increase in demand.
City West Housing Trust has run the service as part of a pilot project over the past 12 months, supporting households in the Little Hulton, Walkden and Boothstown areas.

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More Poverty, More Homelessness, More Deaths: Labour Set Out A Vision For Workfare Britain

More Poverty, More Homelessness, More Deaths: Labour Set Out A Vision For Workfare Britain | poverty in the world | Scoop.it
The war on the poor is set to continue if Labour win the general election Rachel Reeves confirmed in her speech on social security policy today. Pinning the blame for unemployment directly onto une...

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