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23 Feb 2022

How should Brazil tackle poverty and inequalities?

Essay - 6 pages - Economic politics

In an article written in French and titled "La lutte contre les inégalités au Brésil : une analyse critique de l'action du gouvernement de Lula" (2011), researcher Mylène Gaulard attempts to highlight the chronic inability of Brazilian public authorities to resolve the two most important...

08 Dec 2021

Globalization and Inequalities: Towards a World Without Poverty: Theories, Institutions, SDG's Policies, Future Perspectives for a Better Society

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

When we talk about globalization, we mainly think about how it has been a driver and shaper of our current society. Despite having increased and revolutionized the economic exchanges, it has largely impacted our cultural and political processes by perturbing them. Globalization appeared and...

07 Oct 2021

Lifeboat Earth Famine (Onora O'Neill, 2016), Famine, Affluence, and Morality (Peter Singer, 1972) - The moral obligation to act against hunger and poverty

Text commentary - 5 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Hunger and poverty have been a consistent problem for humanity. While the majority of humanity agrees that hunger and poverty are atrocious, the degree to which we are morally obligated to interfere is debatable. I will be examining two philosophers' papers, both that argue we...

28 Jan 2014

Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid: Between poverty, business and innovation

Case study - 18 pages - Educational studies

Since the mists of time many people have reflected and worked on the issue of poverty, Mandela (2005), in an interview, argues that ‘like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.' Even...

05 Sep 2014

Poverty eradication in slums through social enterprise and innovation in Mumbai

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

The mention of slums elicits euphoria of deteriorating living conditions. The depiction of slum life is poverty, domestic abuse of women, neglect of education, deplorable living conditions and other social vices. This portrays the slums in low light. Despite these conditions, the...

06 Jun 2012

The struggle with poverty

Case study - 8 pages - Educational studies

In today's society, poverty is not only a regional issue for the United States, but an issue for all countries. Many different variables factor into a country having a high poverty level, but one variable that needs to be addressed primarily is the educational dilemma. As there is a...

30 Jun 2011

The Attraction of Race, Class, and Poverty for Pro-Business' Choice in Undesirable Land Usage

Thesis - 8 pages - Social sciences

The primary focus of the term paper is to explore why communities of color and other related politico-social neighborhoods are seemingly fair game for pro-business usage of these lands as toxic dump sites or for other environmentally harmful industries. While it seems logical that political,...

30 Jun 2011

A Sociological perspective of poverty in Urban America

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

During the course of this report, we will investigate leading theoretical reasons behind the poverty of minorities in urban locales. A multi-level or holistic approach as to how neighborhoods of the inner-city became poor may provide much wanted evidence as to the origins of...

15 Feb 2010


Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

Defining and measuring poverty is a troublesome task due to the fact that there are many variables to be taken into account. Some degree of ambiguity and statistical data are necessary in order to provide a definition and a measure that can be applied effectively by policy makers (Think...

28 Dec 2010

The paradox of poverty in Nigeria: Junior engineers, technicians and scientists (jets) as panacea

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

Among the countries in the world, Nigeria is one with a high level of poverty. The case of Nigeria however presents a glaring paradox. The country is rich but the citizens are poor. Despite the abundant human and natural resources in Nigeria, majority of the citizens are living in...

30 Jun 2010

Poverty, "smells too much like fear"

Essay - 1 pages - Journalism

The “Parallel Universe” as described by Barbara Ehrenreich, is the coexistence of two classes within the same city. In Key West, Florida the author attempts to tackle low-wage service work in the tourism climate of South Florida. While she provides brief glances into her own life, she...

10 Aug 2010

Poverty and immorality

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

Poverty exists, but the people are not most of the time deserving of it. It is true that some people put themselves into poverty, be it from crime, drugs, or attitude, but others were born into poverty or fell into it via situations that they could not prevent. Those whom...

11 Mar 2010

The feminization of poverty & political programs

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

In the United States (and the rest of the world) women have been faced with the phenomenon of the “feminization of poverty”. Starting in the 1960s and 70s, female headed households accounted for a growing proportion of those below the poverty line. A considerable majority...

29 Sep 2010

Inequality vs poverty

Essay - 2 pages - Economy general

For this discussion paper, I would like to focus mostly on Feldstein's argument of tackling poverty instead of inequality and why this is a dangerous perspective. To begin with, Feldstein's argument concerning the Pareto principle refers to the economic concept of Pareto...

30 Jul 2010

The mass media and poverty

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

As long as societies exist, social problems will exist as well. Just as there is arguably no ‘perfect' human being, there is just as much reason to think that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect' society. It is a sobering fact that social problems are normal features of the society and...

13 Jul 2009

The problem of poverty - What is it and how to solve it

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

The study of poverty is an interesting one as it is a broad term and there are many different types of poverty. Within the study of this subject, there are some key points to remember. To begin with, poverty is relative, as it is a concept that very much depends on whom one...

12 Jan 2009

Poverty in Russia

Essay - 12 pages - Economy general

Russia is the biggest country in the world and is also today one of the 10th most important economy in the world. In fact, Russia is situated at the 14th world rank concerning its total GDP for 2005 with approximately 763 000 million $, and at the 10th world rank concerning its PPP GDP for 2005...

09 Jan 2009

How can the "crisis" of the Welfare States affect the policy of fight against poverty?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

Since the end of the XVIIIth century, the disastrous consequences due to the Industrial Revolution and to “savage capitalism” on working conditions has been underlined through the rising resentment of the working class. That is why, in order to avoid social implosion and to control...

28 May 2009

The Link between poverty and health: Implications for nursing

Thesis - 12 pages - Social sciences

The World Bank estimates that there are around 1.5 billion extremely poor people in the world. Poverty has many dimensions. It is defined by the International Council of Nurses as" a condition that extends beyond lack of income and goes hand in hand with lack of power, humiliation and a...

20 Feb 2009

Race Poverty and the Underclass by Christopher Jencks

Book review - 9 pages - Social sciences

In his book, Race Poverty and the Underclass, Christopher Jencks formulates a thesis that is aimed at revealing the short-comings of popular social policy remedies. He addresses options that are based on political ideologies which do not fare well in recognizing the reality of social...

23 Apr 2008

Examining Urban Poverty In Canadian Society

Essay - 3 pages - Social sciences

Poverty is a problem which is increasing steadily on a global scale. In North America, urban poverty is growing rapidly. Urban Poverty is a term used to describe people living in urban environments whom lack the means required to provide themselves with the basic necessities...

04 Jun 2008

The Impact of poverty on child development

Essay - 6 pages - Psychology

The impact of poverty on the development of the child has been well examined by scholars. Although poverty's impact on the child's development has been well examined, what is often not understood by the layman is the specific areas in which poverty impacts the child's...

20 Jul 2008

Staying afloat: Income and poverty determinants for Southern Maine

Tutorials/exercises - 22 pages - Educational studies

In this study I will be looking at data from the Southern Maine subset within the 2000 United States Census. This sample includes a 5% random sampling of the residents of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennedy, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and York counties. The data that I will use comes from Integrated...

19 Feb 2008

A Comparative study of national and local anti-poverty campaigns in the urban centers of America during the 1960's

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

In his 1964 inaugural speech, President Lyndon Johnson first discussed his initiative to wage a “War on Poverty.” Throughout his administration, his domestic policy was centered on his commitment to the creation of a “Great Society,” which he believed was attainable...

17 Jun 2008

The specific problems of Internet censorship and information poverty in the developed world

Essay - 5 pages - Computer science

The mass proliferation of computer and Internet technologies has not only revolutionized the way in which people communicate, it has also raised a number of pertinent social and economic questions that have marked ramifications for every individual. Because of the global reach of the Internet,...

20 Dec 2006

Eradication of poverty and sustainable development in developing countries: an oxymoron?

Essay - 7 pages - Political science

Adopted in 2000 by “all the world's governments as a blueprint for building a better world in the 21st century” (Kofi Annan, 2005), the Millennium Development Goals are quantified targets for addressing poverty in its several dimensions (United Nations, 2005). The first...

09 Aug 2022

How was the perception of Arab Spring and pan-Arabism by local and western approaches?

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

If the Arab Spring has been largely diffused as an unprecedented wave of revolutionary moves into the Arabic world, its connections to a wider global history have often been limited to the tricky issue of pan-Arabism and its underlying questions about nationalism. It all started on December 17,...

11 Jul 2022

The Establishment of the British welfare State

Course material - 1 pages - Political science

The State intervention in the domain of social affairs dates to the early 1830s but the effective welfare State was made official on December 2nd 1942 with the Beveridge Report. Following the Second World War, the term "welfare State" referred to a major expansion of State involvement in the...

24 Jun 2022

Country risk: macro-financial economic model and crises

Worksheets - 8 pages - Economy general

Finance is widely viewed as a driver of growth, through various channels, but growth is also a driver of finance. Ross Levine, author of many studies of the subject, strongly supports that financial development is key in the overall development of a country.

24 Jun 2022

Country Risk : Social and Political Dynamics

Worksheets - 3 pages - Political science

Despite their effects on growth and macroeconomic equilibria, social and political crises have been introduced only recently into country risk analysis. Recent crises (Syria, Arab springs, Sahel civil war) put forward those issues and highlighted the gaps in current methods. The analysis of...