Chapter 22 :You and global issues : Poverty (Street Life ((Morgan) What…
Chapter 22 :You and global issues : Poverty
Poverty in UK
(Justin) What course poverty?
In 2009 to 2010, 42% of all families which were below the UK poverty line had no member of the family working.
Low Paid Work
Even when people do work, it doesn't necessarily lift them out of poverty. Low wages, part-time work and the high costs of childcare all reduce the effect of being in work.
In the UK, when people are out of work or insufficient money, the benefits system is designed to offer a safety net.
(Javier) What is Poverty?
Poverty means to be poor and you don't have enough money to survive. A person who is like this have a condition of absolute poverty.
Today the welfare state are aiming to have benefits for everyone in the UK that will enable them basic needs.
(Javier) Who are the poor?
There are many reasons for people who are poor. For example:
Families with children are more likely to be poor.
Families with one disabled person is also likely to be poor.
Certain Ethnic groups are likely to be in poverty.
Elders also have a chance to become poor.
World Poverty- the rich - poor divide
The world can be divided into two.
Rich countries, where the population have a reasonable standard of living.
Poor countries, where large numbers of people live in poverty
Worlds apart from birth
One out of six children die before the age of 5 in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Millions of children die each year in poorer countries because of lack of health and clean water.
A baby born Bolivia to a mother with no eduction and a 10% of chance of dying.
Education and poverty
Education and poverty are closely related. In many developing countries, people choose to move to cities to find work, however without a formal education, many of them cannot find a job, this forces them into poverty.
Target likely to be missed
In, 2000, the UN set a target of making primary education available to all children in the world by 2015.
However, in 2008 it was said that the target is likely to be missed.
Although, the number of children not in the primary education was falling.
Breaking the poverty cycle
Education, especially for girls, empowers families to break the cycle of poverty for good. Evidence gathered over 30 years shows that educating women is the single most power weapon against malnutrition.
(Javier) Target likely to be missed
In 2000, the UN set a target if making primary education to all children in the world by 2015.
By 2008, the target was likely to be missed. Although the number of children not in primary education was falling by at least 29 million children will still be out of school in 2015.
(Morgan) What situations means you are homeless ?
1 Sleeping on the streets .
2 Temporarily staying with friends or family.
3 having to stay in a hostel or a bed and breakfast hotel .
4 living in over crowded conditions .
5 At risk of violence or abuse in your home .
6 Living in poor conditions that effect your health .
7 Living somewhere that you have no right to stay in (e.g. a squat )
Homelessness means that you don't have a house to live in.
You don't have to sleep on the streets to be homeless but just having a roof on top of your head means that you are homeless.
What are the situations mean you are homeless?
1. Sleeping on the streets
2. At risk of violence or abuse in your home.
3. Temporarily living with friends and families.
Living in poor conditions that effect your health.
(George) Homeless is growing. And the people sleeping on the streets are only the tip of the iceberg.
Homeless means not having a home, even if you have a roof over your head you can still be homeless because you do not have a right place to stay at.
Who is affected by the homeless ?
A wide variety of people. Some groups of people are more likely to be homeless because they have a fewer rights, particular needs or are less able to cope by themselves.
1.Teenagers who have run away left home
3.People with physical or mental health problems
4.People on benefits or low incomes
5.People leaving care
6.Ex-armed force personnel
8.Asylum seekers and refugees
(Morgan) Homelessness means not having a home you don't have to be living on the street to be homeless -even if you have a roof over your head you can still be with out a home . this may be because you don't have any rights to stay where you live or your home is unsuitable for you .
Is there a solution to street homelessness?
There are many problems and many solutions. Long-term solutions include providing more affordable, secure, good-quality housing. But handing someone the key to a council flat is not enough. The street homeless need long-term support, for example with alcohol, drug and mental health problems.