1 thought on “The pressing need to redefine poverty”

  1. Posted 05/12/2011 at 13:27 | Permalink

    I feel poverty moves country to country. One cannot conclude that once a person is reduced to a certain income that they are now “living in poverty.” I feel that if someone does not have the basic human needs of food, safe drinking water, and shelter then they are in poverty. However, this depends on where one lives, many people said to be in poverty in America have all of these things. While in other parts of the world none of these basic human needs are met on a regular basis. Although both are seen as “living in poverty” the extent has much to do with where one lives. Poverty all in all has less to do with the amount of money one makes but more to do with how much a person can provide to their family with the money they have.

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