Poverty Essays


Liberation Theology Meets Humankind Embrace

to humanity as love within a reality that is marked by oppression and poverty? From the liberation theology standpoint, the foremost step is contemplation about Him and practicing His will; only in the next moment can one think about Him. In other words, the Almighty's veneration and doing His will are essential prerequisites for reflecting on the Almighty. In fact, one can attempt a respectful and genuine discussion of the Almighty only as an outcome of dedication and supplication. By means of dedication that is concretely directed at the disadvantaged, one can find God (cf. Matt. 25.31 -- 46).… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

work per week, and provision of wages over the general poverty line, by company-owned and contract plants (Hartman, 2008). Meanwhile, other scholars claim the above conditions must also cover a minimum working age (prevention of child labor), free association (this includes the right of organization and collective bargaining when negotiating contracts) and equal pay to female workers for the same post and other nondiscrimination requirements. Pharmacare's Colberia manufacturing unit needs to incorporate the above rights. Environmental Initiative It appears that the "We Care About Your World" program of Pharmacare is simply an act of publicity. The firm appears not… Continue Reading...

Social Bonding Theory

the notion of a potential link between crime and poverty. From here, one can envisage a possible cause-effect relationship between domestic abuse and other influences like societal systems and cultural norms. Social disorganization theory suggests that disorganized ties with the community leave households susceptible. Lastly, gender role socialization forms the gender-role approach's mainstay. This theory claims that females and males behave differently in accordance with the expectations of internal as well as external elements (Gosselin, 2005). The most wide-ranging options to explore the issue of family abuse are provided by positive theory. Scientific research examines and revisits possibilities from… Continue Reading...

How Does Heroin Impact a Caucasian Family

other dangers associated with heroin dependence, as well as social harm resulting from accompanying poverty and crime, exceed those of almost all other drugs used. A majority of Caucasian households are indirectly as well as directly impacted by the aforementioned diseases. Increased pureness and decreased drug costs are potential factors contributing to the trend of decreased age of first-time consumption and increased initiation into habitual consumption in the Caucasian population. As heroin dependence can be successfully cured, primary care providers need to check their patients for this problem. This paper serves two purposes. Firstly, it attempts to study substance… Continue Reading...

Discrimination Case Analysis

of the total fortuned 500 CEOs. Dual labor market theory aims to address the urban poverty and underemployment issues not given enough attention to by neoclassical economies. Primary-type and secondary-type jobs make up the economy. High ranking jobs with better pay make up the primary-type. They are more stable and the working conditions are better but the opportunities for advancement are limited as personal connections play a role in securing a higher ranking position. Dual market theory asserts that black men and women typically start off in the secondary labor market. White and black people's job standings vary a… Continue Reading...

Ethical Responses to Nsw Case Scenarios

child abuse and or neglect. One such factor that easily comes to mind is poverty (Walsh, et.al, 2005). Such training should also focus on the concerns of teachers with regard to the outcomes of their reporting of such incidents. The school administration, including the heads, need to be equipped with sufficient skills to manage matters arising from child protection initiatives. These would include establishing forums for discussion and feedback mechanisms to the teaching staffs. References (n.d.). Eduflow - This site is dedicated to education, philosophy, spirituality, leadership, management, social commentary and self-actualization. Disagreeing with the Principal - eduflow. Retrieved… Continue Reading...

Rubens, Caravaggio, and Bernini Baroque Artists

places the story firmly in "our world," emphasizing the lowly aspects of the Apostles (their bald heads, their poverty) and painting the Virgin in a way that she resembled (at least to the monks at the time) a drowned prostitute pulled from the river. The video does a very good job of pointing out how Caravaggio's composition leads the eye from the hanging drapes overhead to the reflected and inverted curve of the drapes in the Apostle's domes down to the Virgin's body and her broken wrist, ending the eye's journey at the bare shoulders of the weeping handmaiden,… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

People GAP stands for Guadalupe Alternative Programs. Their mission is to serve and assist communities confronted by poverty and transition via improvement as well as education opportunities. The organization lends emotional and social support along with training that can lead the program participant to employment. These types of organizations help bridge the integration gap by giving troubled populations access to resources that they would otherwise not have. The Karen people in Minnesota and throughout the United States have had difficulty integrating into American society. This also includes the area of education. One article shared the educational experiences of three teenage… Continue Reading...

Ending Terrorism in Africa

2015). There is a lot of work cut out for sub-Saharan African countries which are grappling with abject poverty. They have plenty of work to do to attain middle income status in their economies. The terms of economic cooperation vision would have been trained on food production to fight hunger among populations that are growing fast, reducing poverty levels through a host of economic interventions aimed at reducing unemployment and boosting production. With respect to political cooperation, the organizations in question have plenty of work to do in areas of the rule of law and reduction of abuses against… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

and job opportunities for all, less need for public assistance and poverty relief if everyone has a fair shake, a stronger case for women in the workplace and truly making sure that the Constitution was enforced as written rather than there having to be a consistent patchwork of amendments and other changes to entrench the idea that all people are created equal. Indeed, it was clear that this was not the real belief of at least some people (and certainly the dominant people of that day) when it came to blacks and women, at the very least (PBS, 2016).… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

the Mother -- they burned within the souls of Francis and Dominic and cultivated the great orders of poverty, humility, charity, and education that they each in turn inspired. This work of art is a lesson in how the world could honor that same image, that same ideal of perfection, that same glorious relationship. By gazing upon this work of art, the way in which the Mother of God and the Son of God looked at one another, in peace, knowing full well the hardships that they would both endure later on -- yet comforted by the fact that… Continue Reading...

Gender and Sexuality

of Development Studies. "Sexuality and Social Justice: A Toolkit." Sexuality, poverty and Law 12 April 2015. http://spl.ids.ac.uk/sexuality-and-social-justice-toolkit/1-issues-and-debates/what-link-between-sexuality-and-gender. Accessed 13 October 2016. Neale, Thomas H. "The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues." 28 February 2013. Cornell University ILR School Digital Commons. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2044&context=key_workplace>. Accessed 13 October 2016 Sen, Gita and Ostlin, Piroska. "Unequal, Unfair, Ineffective and Inefficient Gender Inequity in Health: Why it exists and how we can change it." September 2007. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/social_determinants/resources/csdh_media/wgekn_final_report_07.pdf. Accessed 13 October 2016. Continue Reading...

Review Of Leadership Style and Emotional Intelligence

enhanced and improved using EI (Carlton Brown, 2014). Bringing in Effectiveness Social scientists do not agree on what quality, emotional intelligence, poverty, inequality, social capital and leadership are in terms of what they constitute and their conceptualization. It is thus incumbent to conceptualize these concepts and align some measurement criteria to the phenomenon. Any social scientist researcher is, firstly, faced with the challenge of conceptualizing and defining a phenomenon. Emotional intelligence began to draw the attention of psychologists and popular media in the 90s. There seems to be agreement among many analysts that emotional intelligence is crucial. However, many people have… Continue Reading...

Cultural Influences and Norms in Book Granny

years if they themselves become rich and are able to leave poverty. Even if not overt, the very idea that people along a certain lane or road are held in a certain regard while people a block over are shunned and ignored is just silly and ignorant, to say the least (Wang). The double-dealing ways of both Fu Ping and Granny are peculiar in light of some of the stories and "horror" that is spoken of throughout the story. Indeed, page 468 speaks about a comparison between horror movies that Fu knew of and the "horror" stories that she… Continue Reading...

Murder Inc Book Compared to Gangs Today

times of Murder Inc., and there is no recorded shift in concentrated poverty levels in urban areas. Thus, the reason for this decrease is unclear. The chief assumption cited in research works is the implementation of efficient policing techniques. The chief advantage linked to federal financing of local criminality prevention activities is the resultant advanced techniques implemented in New York, Kansas City and Boston, which have witnessed appreciable recent youth aggression and murder rate reductions. But, at present, the one limitation linked to federal financing is, it doesn't inform people of the reasons underlying specific innovations' success, doesn't describe… Continue Reading...

Drugs and Gangs Among Detroit Teens

opportunities; they will always be better. In contrast, those with neither power, not wealth languish in poverty and will hardly be educated resulting in the used of drug dealings and gang activities as consolations. The existence of consumers means that organized cartels of suppliers exist in the streets of Detroit. Sometimes, acting as an intermediary and as a consumer may become a lucrative opportunity. Normally, dealing with small businesses is equally same as dealing in drugs. Those who have very little lives can only manage to handle small businesses. Those who succeed in drug dealing can open such businesses.… Continue Reading...

Literary Works Referring to the Mental Illness

a revolution lines that his dad taught him. Guy's killing himself demonstrates that poverty can lead to mental anguish. Typically, poverty can lead to a depression changing the thinking faculty of an individual. This was the case of Guy who believed that the balloon can take him and his family to America to escape their present ordeal. Since poverty has changed his thinking faculty, he killed himself in desperation to escape his miserable condition. The Barbie Doll is another literary work demonstrating the method the society expectations can lead to a mental problem for an individual. The Barbie Doll… Continue Reading...

Thomas More’s Utopia

17); however, they find no employment upon returning from the battlefield and thus, lead a life of poverty. 2. 'Serving men': They are raised idle and the moment their master passes away, are turned out of their master's home and also lead a life of joblessness and penury as they lack education or training in crafts that would come in handy in such situations. 3. 'Farmers': Landlords take advantage of them, living off the fruits of others' toil. Further, abbots and greedy aristocrats chase the farmers off leaving them (together with their entire household) homeless, jobless and penniless. The… Continue Reading...

Issues in Developmental Psychology

regarding the issue. Some of the risk factors for alcohol consumption during pregnancy include relationship problems, poverty, substance abuse problems, and homelessness. According to Bhuvaneswar (2007), alcohol use during pregnancy has significant health effects on the child by increasing the risk of fetal alcohol syndrome. Some of the most common effects of alcohol use during pregnancy on a child include learning difficulties, heart defects, behavioral problems, attention issues, and speech/thinking difficulties. The devastating effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy on a child can be understood through Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development. Through affecting the infant's neurodevelopment processes, this problem… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

forced into the trade because of factors that are related to things such as poverty and oppression. In the words of Daniel Walker, an undercover investigator into the sex industry (Giant, 2012) "I would be doing them {prostitutes} a gross disservice to pretend that there are not degrees of freedom and more subtle forms of exploitation involved in every case. What broke my heart on many occasions was hearing the stories of women who were equally enslaved by poverty, sexism, gender inequality or addiction. While they fell outside the narrow legal definition of "forced" or "trafficked" and were therefore… Continue Reading...

8 Issues Regarding Public Health in Brazil

in Brazil because it impacts a lot other factors, such as available health care, poverty, available resources, and the economy. All of these factors and variables are interconnected and Brazil's population is one of the main underlying elements that each of these factors has in common. Thus, its importance to the nation's public health should be self-evident. The growth of the population should be effectively monitored and maintained. 6. Migrations. Migrations are another issue that Brazil should face head-on. As persons and families migrate from rural regions to urban regions, cultural shifts occur and issues within the Family Health… Continue Reading...

Greek Debt Crisis

largely been a failure as Greece is still unable to pay its debts, poverty is on the rise, and the country is non-competitive (Myrodias). Thus, the loan has really done nothing for Greece -- it has simply enabled the country to keep from defaulting on loans it has made to investors -- i.e., bondholders of the nation's debt -- i.e., other banks. The IMF has backstopped Greek debt for the time being -- but the country itself is much worse off than it would have been had it simply defaulted on all its loans. It is now even more… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

rich!' In this context, "riches" are negative and literal whilst poverty is positive and spiritual (this pattern has been repeated many times). Considering the above dichotomy, Wilcock[footnoteRef:6] believes the writer is differentiating between the Laodicean church and city, and not conveying a message that that the church reflects the city. [6: Michael Wilcock, The Savior of the world, 57] Key ideas / words / images / phrases Amen -- 'it shall be so,' Christ's vows are undoubtedly sincere and completely reliable; reflections of 'God of truth' by Isaiah and John's 'truly, truly I say to you' (John 1:51; 3:3,5,11).… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Nigerian Terrorism

Violence and intimidation are not sensible or effective responses to Boko Haram, but transformational anti- poverty policies are. Hansen, W.W. & Musa, U.A. (2013). Fanon, the Wretched and Boko Haram. Journal of Asian and African Studies January 15, 2013 0021909612467277. Frantz Fanon, premier philosopher of post-colonial discourse, would have predicted the emergence of Boko Haram. Fanon would have framed Boko Haram as a natural and direct response to the policies and programs that have governed Nigerian society. Those policies and programs have marginalized the "wretched," subjugating the "other," the poor, and the non-Christian. Nigerian independence was created as a vestige… Continue Reading...

Educational Plan for Improving Behavioural Health Amongst Older Adults

areas in North Dakota are characterised by a higher incidence of poverty and lower health care coverage compared to urban areas and much of the rest of the country. In 2009, poverty rate in rural areas stood at 14% (compared to 12% in urban areas), while the proportion of the uninsured population was 10.1% (compared to 8.9% in urban areas) (Molmen et al., 2013). Rural North Dakota has historically experienced an acute shortage of primary health care providers as well as uneven distribution of health care facilities (Molmen et al., 2013). Majority of providers and facilities in the state… Continue Reading...

Poverty in Young and Middle Adulthood

An explanation of how poverty impacts the experience of individuals in young and middle adulthood? The vicious poverty cycle in young adults and middle-aged persons suggests the passage of lifelong impediments and problems from generation to generation. A few transmitted plagues include: lack of schooling/education, disease transmission, child labor for aiding parents in raising the family and no basic personal hygiene. Extremely low family earnings and adult joblessness give rise to an atmosphere that makes it virtually impossible for children from such households to attend school. Meanwhile those who… Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

impact of firearm laws. Such confounders as socio economic status, poverty, gang culture, drug cycles and the extent of enforcement of the law are hard to measure. • Both analytic and study techniques applied in firearm laws evaluation research have inherent problems. The passage of firearm laws may be influenced by crime rates. Rates of violence may be affected by firearm laws in turn. It is important for the researchers to understand the laws of temporal sequence if they are to establish cause and effect with clarity. Studies conducted cross-sectionally are disadvantaged. • Analyses of firearms laws and consequent… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequality and Austerity Motivator for Revolution

inequality and austerity that lead to a rise in poverty, unemployment and slowing growth. The objective of this study is to investigate how economic inequality and austerity have been the main driver and motivator for revolutions.   The study tests the following hypothesis to establish that lack of political representation is not as strong of a motivator of a revolution compared with economic inequality. Hypothesis Economic inequality and austerity has been motivator and is the main driver for revolutions and lack of political representation has not been a strong major driver for revolutions. Dependent and Independent Variables The independent… Continue Reading...

Gerontology Aging and America

possible. Others will need to take advantage of OAA services for seniors living in poverty. Some OAA programs will focus on specific targeted needs such as food. Other future OAA programs will supplement employer savings plans now in order to cover future expenses for the aging population. Health prevention services may also need to be covered under the OAA provisions in the future. With a focus on prevention, funding may be liberated from preventable disease treatments and diverted towards programs that keep seniors active and eating well. For example, the White House has suggested OAA partnerships with the National… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

the oil-based economy as potentially contributing to the problem, as well as "endemic corruption, poverty, frustration, despair, and social exclusion and marginalization," (p. 103). Solutions need to focus on root causes, and include good governance policies, leadership, and institutions like welfare and job creation. Onuoha, F.C. (2014). Why do youth join Boko Haram? United States Institute of Peace Special Report 348, June 2014, Retrieved: http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR348-Why_do_Youth_Join_Boko_Haram.pdf The key question for the author is why young people are drawn to the group in the first place, and methodology includes the use of surveys, interviews, and focus groups conducted in Nigeria in… Continue Reading...

Pornography Child Abuse and Coersion

risk of exposure. Families with features like "high mobility, a lack of education, loneliness, poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing or social isolation" may indicate the need for specialized attention (Department of Human Services, 2011). In some cases, the perpetrator is a family member. The child had been raised in an abusive environment. In other cases, the child had been involved in other ways, such as through a relative or friend, or after running away. Families who are not party to the abuse may need interventions of their own because they will experience trauma, guilt, and other problems. Treatment Interventions The… Continue Reading...

Democracy or Not for Economic Development

solid agricultural economy, economic development sufficient to life a landlocked nation out of poverty can only really come from the development of the country's oil resources. There are no real lessons to be learned from the disbursement of oil revenues. Democracies like Canada and Norway do just fine, but so do absolute monarchies like Qatar and the different United Arab Emirates. It is questionable as to whether there are lessons to be learned with respect to the distribution of revenues from oil development. If there are, they come from other multi-ethnic African countries like Nigeria. More likely, the lessons… Continue Reading...

Research Methods

all similar nationally and globally. As pointed out, the SDG's take into account the aspects of poverty and universal necessity for an impartial and sustainable development for all individuals. Therefore, the sub-goals for target 17 that encompass energy are applicable not only to Germany, but also other international countries as they are defined by the United Nations (Rosch et al., 2017). Study Design and Methodology The methodology in the study encompasses the development of the sustainability indicator system. This takes into account four different aspects in the framework. These include stakeholder knowledge, literature review, expert knowledge, and the integrative… Continue Reading...

Poverty in the Proper Perspective

remember being a bit confused when listening to people complain about how poverty and such were such problems in the United States. Indeed, that was not my experience and, at first, I was not fully aware of the different outcomes and experiences that were and still are experienced by people in other economic classes. As I got older, the societal details and realities slowly became revealed to me through my education and the media. However, I found out the disparities that truly exist when I went on a missions trip to Juarez, Mexico. What I discovered is that while… Continue Reading...

Global Comparisons in Workplace Discrimination

and social protection (Adja-Kwaku et al., 2013). This suggests that in the long haul, workplace discrimination can lead to poverty. This can lead to poor economic development for a society. How Workplace Discrimination is addressed One of the fundamental ways in which workplace discrimination is addressed is simply by acknowledging the extent and magnitude of the problem. The reality is that regardless of globalization and move towards embracing diversity and fair societies, there continues to be discriminatory attitudes and outlooks that still infect the workplace environment. It is simply through acknowledging that there is prejudice in the workplace setting… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

of people in the world who live in abject poverty, despite rising global population. The evidence of recent years supports the argument of convergence. The Solow Growth Model explains why. The model is based on the idea that as a country gets richer, it will have lower marginal returns on capital and labour. Some of that capital will be redeployed where the growth is, and that is the developing nations. Those nations will be able to experience higher rates of growth, catching them up to the wealthier nations. There are examples of former developing nations that are now entirely… Continue Reading...

Ce41o Unit 6 Assignment

development of children is influenced by biological and psychosocial factors. Genetic inheritance cannot be ignored either. poverty is a major influence in the formative years. The early years of a child are critical because many changes and development processes and foundations are laid across a range of domains then. The brain undergoes axonal, neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, synaptic pruning, death of cells, gliogenesis, myelinatio and dendritic growth. The events occur at different time intervals but they are interrelated build on each other. Small alterations in the processes can significantly affect the functions of the brain in the long-term (McGregor, Cheung, Cueto,… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

global financial stability by facilitating global trade that promotes job creation, poverty reduction and economic growth. It also encourages exchange rate stability and an open system for international payments. Secondly, the World Bank aids in trade liberalization, transference of information and knowledge to developing countries to underpin sustainable development. Lastly, the WTO established the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which encompasses global trade in goods through the considerable decrease of tariffs and other trade barriers. The advancement of information technology has a positive impact on globalization by propagating the Global Use of IT and advancing the digital… Continue Reading...

Pope Concerns and Theology Of Book Of Amos

the kingdoms of Jeroboam, and Uzziah, there has been issues of starvations and poverty leading to the economic malaise. Similarly, Pope maintained one-sixth of people in the world leading countries are living on $1.50 a day. Pope also argues that 47 million Americans are living on food stamp, approximately 50% of children are born with a single mother living in poverty and more than 13 million people in the United States are jobless. Reference Brueggemann, W. (2003). An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination. Westminster John Knox Press. Continue Reading...

Child Development

with negative emotions as compared to German children (Albert &Trommsdorff, 2014). poverty, as cultural factor, also creates significant risks on how children grow and develop. Children raised in poverty frequently suffer from poor nutrition and lack of enough health care. Most of them do not get access to the necessary immunizations and most of the minor illnesses do not get medical attention. This raises the risk for more serious health problems in the future. This phenomenon is especially very unsettling since most of these minor diseases are easily treatable. For instance, childhood ear infections are usually treated using antibiotics: if… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

against social services entirely, even for people who are dangerously close to poverty. Similarly, wealthy Tea Party advocates also take advantage of all the social services programs they can but admit they are "ashamed" of doing it in the same way they are too ashamed to talk directly about race (Hochschild, 2016, Kindle Edition). If there is an underlying shame to their actions, then it indicates awareness that what they are doing is wrong. Hochschild is so committed to detachment and neutrality that the book becomes an affirmation of moral relativism. In fact, empathy veers dangerously close to condoning… Continue Reading...

Legalizing Sale Of Organs

and shoddy quality of life. The person who has the kidney to give is in rather horrible poverty and the amount of money that he would be paid would be life-changing in an instantaneous way. Even with that all being the case, the people that were facilitating the trade were not doing so blindly and without any regard to details. Ivan Bonifacio de Silva and Gedalya Tauber, the creators of the deal, made it a point to have medical exams and other tests so as to "weed out" people that would not be fit as the donor for the… Continue Reading...

Camden New Jersey and Corruption Exploitation

and embodies the worst of American capitalism. In Camden, " poverty is a business," (Hedges and Sacco 88). George Norcross, aka "King George" -- is the de facto big man of Camden. Only, Norcross does not live in Camden, has no official elected position, and is white -- unlike the vast majority of Camden residents. Camden is not the typical white flight story, either. The history of Camden reveals potent trends in American urban geography, particularly the theme of how intersections between race, class, gender, and power entrench corruption in American society. One research question that can be elucidated through… Continue Reading...

The History Of American Social Welfare

era of reform. Teaching history. Retrieved online: http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24100 3. The Charity Organization Societies and the Settlement Houses addressed poverty differently. Coyne (n.d.) points out that settlement houses were "intended to serve a community of individuals by offering a broad range of services, while charities raise funds for various causes and organizations," and each treated people differently (p. 1). During the Civil War Era, both would have been helpful but charities especially so (Stern & Axinn, 2011). References Coyne, K. (n.d.). Difference Between Settlement Houses & Charity Organization Societies. Retrieved online: http://peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/difference-houses-charity-organization-societies-9020.html Stern, M.J. & Axinn, J. (2011). Social Welfare. Pearson.… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Correlation & Causality

three-year unemployment levels, per capita market income levels and decennial poverty rates. The index was necessary because the ARC wanted to get a fix on the amount of distress that the constituents and residents of the area are undergoing. Indeed, the three factors used are all a good indicator of when problems are underway and ongoing. First, unemployment needs to be measured and this is because it is a good indicator of the health of the job force. Looking at individual cases can lead to aberrations and thus looking an aggregate data set using the performance management index is… Continue Reading...

Community Contribution to Solving Existing Problem

transmission of disease and health, in general. They should seek to understand how poverty and racism have limited opportunities for a lot of people among those most affected by these realities in making pro health choices. They need to see how these factors have contributed to worse health outcomes for a huge number of blacks in Boston. Their health is affected by residential areas, the type of jobs, awareness on the level of risk, and access to support systems and resources. It is therefore critical that Boston's public health initiatives confront these wider contexts and realities (Kar, Dube, &… Continue Reading...

Psy 620 Psychology and Cognitive Science Journals

grade who struggle with mathematical problem-solving also demonstrated deficient language skills, and that both variables were linked with poverty. This shows that poverty can have direct impacts on social and cognitive learning. The research also distinguishes between different types of problem solving including those involving computational skills as well as problem solving that includes references to verbal instructions. 3. One recent incident that supports my conclusions about the effects of problem solving skills on behaviors and knowledge development was when I tried to solve a problem and could not and became frustrated. This shows that I may have some… Continue Reading...

Proper Use Of Lottery Winnings

once a unified happy family with all provisions to nothingness and abject poverty. There are fellow human beings that cannot afford to get clean water nor proper medical care in their daily lives. It is for this lot that my heart goes out to, they deserve our care. In the event that I win a lottery, my first and only priority will be to make the lives of the highest possible number of people from this above category better. This I will do with utmost respect to the identities and conditions of the beneficiaries. I will ensure it remains… Continue Reading...

Transparency and Governance

transparency, particularly the third world nations. This has been seen as one of the chief causes of poverty in the nations and also a contributor to bad governance. However, the bad governance is also seen to be recipe for lack of transparency, the two are inter-connected in such a manner that they are both cause and effect of each other. Transparency involves the long-term institutionalization of open and understandable procedures, rules guiding the procedures and understandable information. It means that official business is carried out in a way that the substantive and procedural information is made available to the… Continue Reading...

Homeless Veterans and the Challenges

being homeless than other Americans by 50% due to poverty, poor support network and squalid living environments within overcrowded housing units. It is estimated that 1.5 million veterans are considered as at risk population, meaning they pay more than 50% of the household income on rent. At risk population also includes households with members who live with disability, one living alone and one who is not in labor force. The greatest risk and cause of homelessness among veterans is the social isolation after discharge and the lack of social network supports to get into. They divorce rates are high… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Poverty on the Brain

grounded in Luby and coworkers' 2013 research project titled "The Effects of poverty on Childhood Brain Development: The Mediating Effect of Caregiving and Stressful Life Events". It was obtained from EBSCOhost's database via a search activity, utilizing the expression "poverty and the brain". poverty during the early childhood stage of life has an adverse effect on the development of the individual's brain, as indicated by school-goers' MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans (Lipina & Colombo, 2009; Lende, 2012). That environmental stimuli serve to enhance the production of hippocampal cells within lab animals in comparison to animals subject to relatively rare… Continue Reading...

Overall Health in Fargo North Dakota

out in the streets. I do not see signs of homelessness. • poverty Indications Do you see any signs of homelessness? Street people? Describe gender, age, and race/ethnicity of persons observed. I do not see any signs of homelessness. Services in the Community Make sure you address fully what you observed and NOTE if something was not found within your community area, how far away it is and how people will access it. • Social Services Do you see evidence of recreation centers, parks, and social services? For services that are not available, how far must persons travel to access… Continue Reading...

Child Drug Addiction in Afghanistan

even necessarily about drugs as much as it is the ravages of war and systematic poverty. For example, the people living in remote regions of Afghanistan do not have access to proper medical treatment. Opium and other opiate drugs like heroin are the only pain relievers the people have available to them. Whether suffering injuries directly due to the war such as a bomb or to health problems, children need the opiates for pain relief. They become addicted, and then the families also realize that it is cheaper to sustain an addiction than it is to acquire food. In… Continue Reading...

Homeless Veterans

tend to pull at the heartstrings of many people. Whether it be poverty, abuse or neglect of children or people being homeless or otherwise desperate, it would seem that there is no shortage of people in dire need of assistance. A prominent subset of the homeless population just mentioned are the homeless people that are veterans of the United States Armed Forces. As one might expect, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Administration has a program that is specifically meant to address the issue of many veterans being homeless. While it may not be popular to say, the solution to this… Continue Reading...

Protection Of the Victims Of Crime

traditional gender roles that women should be at home, submissive and inferior to men. poverty, low social capital (institutions) as well as weak community sanctions against IPV all contribute to IPV increase. Marital instability, conflict in marriage, economic stress, dominance of one partner and unhealthy family relationships can significantly increase the chances of IPV (CDC, 2016b). It is worth noting that age, gender, and financial resources can significantly hinder one's ability to handle IPV. If the partners involved in the IPV are older than the victim or the possible mediator, then the age may make it impossible to quickly… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

(Kilbourne & Atkins, 2015). Considering household size, such a household falls in the below- poverty-line group and is entitled to free-of-cost Medicaid under Obamacare. Households earning 32,000 dollars in the year 2014 had to pay 920 dollars towards TRICARE, while that very household would be paying roughly 960 dollars or three percent of total family earnings for subsidized insurance coverage via exchange plans (Kilbourne & Atkins, 2015). On the whole, the choice of switching healthcare plans may be dependent on whether the exchange or TRICARE Prime provides lesser cost-sharing to armed forces personnel and their households. Weaknesses While Obamacare is… Continue Reading...

How Jazz, Rag, and Blues Began

of the African-American. Their songs were about their lives, the poverty and trials they dealt with, what they suffered, what they did, how they took joy, how they viewed relationships, how the spirit moved them. It was music that examined the black identity at a time when the question of black identity was becoming more and more important in a nation led by WASPs (White Anglo Saxon Protestants). It really took off, however, with the vaudeville stage acts, which used the stage to sing the emotion-laden solo pieces that turned Rainey and Smith into stars. It was still coined… Continue Reading...

Criminology in America

Research and compare and contrast education in America. Dr. Carson grew up in poverty and claims education is the reason for his success. Is this an accurate statement? How does education impact directly or indirectly crime in America? Next, choose a district in an inner city and one in a non-urban area. Discuss the educational programs in each and then discuss the crime statistics within each area. What conclusions can you draw regarding education and its effect on crime in the area? Several explanations of this have been thoroughly elaborated and they are based on the traditions… Continue Reading...

Creative Expressions in Films

misplacing her shoes and causing his loving sister to feel the bite of poverty much more and their combined remorse for not telling their parents the truth (Garcia, 2004). Using locations such as the high Tehran neighborhood and the one-room home of the family as well as the high walled school complex, Children of Heaven shows the restricted life of the children and the bounds caused by poverty. The aim of Majidi in this film isn't to write a story for the adults as he has no doubts of the reality of the children spirits and their personal pride.… Continue Reading...

Affordable Care Act and Marijuana

ACA’s coverage enlargement. People living on incomes which are 138 to 400 percent poverty inclined are free by the law to buy special national reduced insurance via these packages. These ACA establishments were based on a mechanism known as “partial preemption.” States would be given special funds by the federal government to design and implement its own insurance package. In cases where the state turns down this offer, the federal government will organize an organization which would carry this out.  Any insurance company which would operate in this package would need to give out basic health coverage and show… Continue Reading...

One Nation Under Walmart Essay

it pays, government subsidies are required to help support many of its poverty-level employees and nearly half (46%) of children of Walmart employees lack insurance or are on Medicaid (Shaw, p. 179). Indeed, even in those rare events where the company has been faced with pressures to allow unions for its employees, Walmart has actually closed its stores rather than allow unions to affect its human resource practices (Moberg, 2013). Beyond the foregoing, Walmart has been criticized for allowing some of its supply chain partners in developing countries to use child labor (Isern, 2009). In addition, the company was… Continue Reading...

Human Trafficking Essay

who pick plantation crops, child soldiers, and adults and children trafficked and sold into sex slavery.” While poverty contributes to the human trafficking problem, it is only one factor. The governments of some desperately poor countries are complying fully with the provisions of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 minimal standards for eliminating sex trafficking at the national level but the system frequently breaks down at the local level. For example, Mathews, “Trafficking prospers when local law enforcement condones it, whether implicitly or explicitly. Traffickers cannot conduct their activities in private--customers must also know where to go to access… Continue Reading...

Student Loans Essay

income defined as the amount by which adjusted gross income exceeds 150% of the poverty line. After 25 years in repayment, the remaining amount owed is forgiven.”26  These arrangements provide lower monthly payments compared to the income-contingent repayment plan. In addition, the application of the poverty line at 150% as a threshold means that repayment plans are congruent with the same standards that are applied to bankruptcy fee waivers.27 According to Kantrowitz, though, “It should be noted that the US Supreme Court upheld the government's ability to collect defaulted student loans by offsetting Social Security disability and retirement benefits… Continue Reading...

Swifts Modest Proposal Ending

makes an outlandish case for eating children as the solution to poverty. Swift writes “A Modest Proposal” in first person, effectively making it seem that he truly believes in what he is saying. The approach can be considered ironic, in that what Swift states on the surface is not precisely what he means. The entire substantive content, and not just the ending, of “A Modest Proposal” are surprising. “A Modest Proposal” is shocking not because Swift suddenly introduces the concept of eating children at the end of the passage, but because the concept is introduced early in the essay… Continue Reading...

Suffering Of Mathilde in the Necklace

the proud, haughty wife of a clerk into a woman who knows what true poverty feels like. She engages in housework in order to help her husband pay the debt that she has brought upon them through her vanity and carelessness. In doing so, in slaving away at housework for pay, she loses that which she so cherished in her youth and which compelled her to seek to be glamorized in the first place: her good looks. She becomes “the woman of impoverished households—strong and hard and rough” (Maupassant). Her vanity is gradually and consistently ground out of her… Continue Reading...

Improving Health Care for Native Americans

(prior to the ACA), and that over half of this group has incomes more than 200% below the poverty line, the impact of lack of access is widespread. From a structure level, the US government has responsibility for providing health care to members of federally recognized tribes, and this is carried out by the Indian Health Service (IHS). The IHS is known to be chronically underfunded – in 2004 to the amount of $1.8 billion.Moreover, the Indian Health Service has limited reach (Katz, 2004). It only cares for around 1.5 million out of the 4.1 million people who are… Continue Reading...

Confidentiality Breaches & Informed Consent when Testing New Drugs

must be appreciated that cultural and social factors are linked to health. Research has indicated that poverty, socioeconomic status, job stress, social support, and social networks have been linked to health through the years (Preda and Voigt 1). The healthcare sectors cannot ignore the social determinants of health. Health disparities are systematic, avoidable health differences according to socioeconomic status, religion, skin color, race/ethnicity, political affiliation etcetera. Disparities in health and its determinants present the metrics for evaluating health equity, which is social justice in health. Healthcare providers are always faced with legal and ethical dilemmas whenever faced with scarce… Continue Reading...

Inpatient Admission Of the Poor for Healthcare in the United States

people are less likely to maintain their health than are those who are indigent (Health poverty Action, 2017). However, the ramifications of this statement buttress the preceding thesis. Since most poor people might eventually incur health problems, they tend to not utilize healthcare services because they cannot afford them. This fact means that even with poor people not as healthy as those who are in more advantageous financial situations are, they are still not affecting the inpatient admission percentage because they do not have the funds to pay for health services. Therefore, if they were suddenly not suffering from… Continue Reading...

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

Eminem. He is someone that received no help from anyone and grew up in abject poverty. While he had some talent in writing and rapping, it was his continued efforts in rap battles and pursuing a music career, that led him to becoming one of the greats in his music genre. Many people doubted him, especially because he is a white male. However, this did not dissuade him, and he continued to improve his craft, cultivating further complex narratives in his lyrics as he matured in the music industry. (Ricci and Lee 67) The growth mindset is an important… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

before the First World War, pushed by economic uncertainties and outright poverty and pulled by the promise of readymade jobs in rapidly industrializing America (“Immigration in the Early 1900s” 1). American immigration policy favored these new immigrants to fill needed low-wage positions in industry. As Zolberg points out, the new immigrants were expected to assimilate into America’s “melting pot” ideal, rather than to create a multicultural nation but self-segregation of immigrant communities proved inevitable. Race-based immigration policies have also been part of the 20th century, with Chinese exclusion being only one example. Cutting off new Chinese immigrants meant that… Continue Reading...

Home Health Care Business Plan

workers are often poorly paid, and a quarter of them earn wages below the poverty line (Newkirk, 2016). Retaining talent at low wage levels can be difficult. Workers in the industry are also often afforded limited protections, which means that employers can and often do exploit them for longer hours and that sort of thing. A provider can certainly seek to differentiate by offering a better working environment and better wages as a means of skimming the cream of the labor pool – which at the very least would allow the company to meet demand. This ends up coming… Continue Reading...

Political Beliefs Personal Reflection

at giving people who are poor the resources to live in poverty,” (Raab, 2013, p. 1). Complete libertarianism is not the answer, as it would fail to provide any moral compass for the society. I believe we can all agree that some social services are beneficial for improving the quality of life for all Americans. Some of my agents of socialization led me to believe that conservatism precludes government assistance. I mistakenly believed that Republicans were completely anti-government. Therefore, I learned through my encounters with erudite conservatives like Brooks and Tanner that compassionate conservatism is a real possibility. Aligned… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

a beneficial instrument for fixing issues of food cravings, illness and poverty. Gradual advancement along with successes are going to bear out the benefits of biotechnology in the long-range for national economic progress and development. Additionally it's time for developing nations to be much more pro-active in determining the unique strengths, weaknesses and competencies in placing the agenda and pace in making use of biotechnology for their unique scientific and national growth and development plans. Recommendations to deal with ethical problems for doing biotechnology research are actually well designed studies, suitable cooperation with ethics commissions and respecting of rights… Continue Reading...

School Crime Prevention Programs

do not address at least some of the main programs and issues that lead to drug use. Indeed, poverty and squalor can lead students (and adults) to deal drugs to cope and get money. Even so, the program does partially address gangs, violent behavior and other related items (Ingraham, 2017). Another program that exists is known as Second Step. This would be the program that helps try to reduce aggressive behavior and impulsivity in children. This program is good in that such behavior is strongly correlated to crime and thus it needs to be addressed. One major failing of… Continue Reading...

Preaching James and Related to Poverty

theory do account for the motivation that leads people to commit heinous deeds. Desperation, poverty, and systematic disenfranchisement causes animosity, which is exactly what James was trying to say. The poor are those who have been systematically deprived of access to power. The burden now falls upon those who have power, those who can help others in need. A preacher can inspire each person, each member of the congregation, to discover individual talents and apply those talents to helping others. Whether helping others comes from devoting one’s professional duties to pro bono work, performing volunteer work, donating money, or… Continue Reading...

Serial Killers and the Media

Yet once again, media attention is diverted to serial killers because of their uniqueness, rather than poverty, racism, or domestic violence, all of which are more likely to result in people losing their lives and which arguably cry out for public attention and attempts to address the social causes which caused them. The fascination with serial killers can be seen as a symptom of a larger media problem of focusing on sensational effects rather than root causes of larger problems which are potentially fixable. Of course, awareness has benefited the police in their investigation, as the public can provide… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

reason that wealth disparities vary widely in capitalist economies – i.e. with some living below the poverty line, and others having immense wealth. Thus, in essence, one of the most important attributes of capitalism, i.e. profit potential, ends up working against the said capitalism. Carl Marx deemed the extraction of surplus (using the workers’ labor) to be the primary goal of employers. On the other hand, he posited that wage maximization was the basic goal of workers. It is important to note that surplus is in this case used in reference to that which the employer keeps after the… Continue Reading...

Homelessness

there are so many who are struggling and living below the poverty line (Lopez, 2016). Until Los Angeles is able to move aggressively onto a great idea like this one, there needs to be temporary solutions put in place to address certain issues of the homeless problem. For example, homeless people who live in cars or RVs need to be redirected into safe parking lots overnight that are run or owned by the city, and where they can ultimately be connected to permanent housing (Lopez, 2016). Social Institutions Enabling the Problem So many of the resources set aside by… Continue Reading...

Environmentalism and Some Positive and Negative Trends

then the people in Asia and Africa may suffer the most: the regions already plagued with malnutrition and poverty (Adebobola, n.d., p. 3). Therefore, all nations need to collaborate on how to mitigate climate change, reduce pollution, and promote global food and water security. Although Adebabola focuses mainly on the adverse trends, the overall tone of the article is optimistic. Adebabola (n.d.) concludes by showcasing some of the collaborative agreements that have been made—however shakily—by both industrialized and developing nations. As Coleman & Kerbo (2009) do too, Adebabola (n.d.) mentions the Kyoto agreement and other landmark international summits that… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

will see strong sustained economic growth, and rural areas that will be focused more on eliminating overt poverty. But for Apple, this still means that there is good opportunity, especially in Yangon, to build a market as more people are able to afford the company\'s products. In terms of other economic indicators, there are a few things worth noting. First, inflation has stabilized. Economic stability can often be an issue in emerging markets, but a stable economy is generally a positive sign for sustained growth. The kyat is a fully floating currency and the country still has stable inflation,… Continue Reading...

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

The DMDD designation may also be related to a systematic denial of the role that poverty and other contextual variables might play in causing DMDD symptoms (Grau, Plener, Hohmann, et al, 2018). The American Psychiatric Association “controversially” listed DMDD in the DSM-V in 2013 (Copeland, Angold, Costello, et al, 2013, p. 173). Reasons for the controversy over DMDD include its significant overlap in symptomology with several other mood disorders and behavior disruption disorders like oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), which is another and more established childhood disorder classification (Freeman, Youngstrom, Youngstrom, et al, 2016). DMDD also has a comorbidity rate… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

In practice labor standards are low. India has a high poverty rate (above 20%) because of low wages, and millions work in unofficial positions that are not legally covered by labor laws such as domestic service. In fact, 80% of domestic workers are women, revealing the interface between gender, poverty, labor rights, and human rights (Batchelor, 2017). References Batchelor, T. (2017). India to introduce minimum wage for millions of workers. Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-minimum-wage-domestic-workers-labour-ministry-a8005711.html CIA World Factbook (2018). India. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html European Commission (2018). India. http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/india/ Goswami, S. (2017). Study Finds India Is Asia\'s Most Corrupt Country, While Japan Comes In Last.… Continue Reading...

Seattle Homelessness Action Plan

and mental health related issues, inadequate affordable housing, and poverty. With regard to Seattle, three primary causes of homelessness have been identified. These happen to be; inadequate income, problems at a personal or familial level, and high housing costs. 2.1.0. Inadequate Income The percentage of those living below the poverty level in King County is approximated to be 12.4%. This is higher than the United States’ percentage of persons deemed to be ‘below the poverty level[footnoteRef:1]. Those who fall in this category would find it difficult to make payments for a wide range of necessities including, but not limited… Continue Reading...

Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Settings

the most difficult hurdles to overcome in a rural setting, where poverty and a lifetime of ill health often give patients a resigned attitude towards their status. Decline, physically and mentally is expected. The nurse has a role to sustain faith in a “meaning-filled future” without making unrealistic promises (Swanson, 1993, p.354). The nurse must work within the patient’s limitations as well as convey her own aspirations for the patient’s improved health. Knowing Knowing is based on technical knowledge of the nurse and anchors that knowledge into the real, personal experience of the individual. The nurse must acknowledge the… Continue Reading...

President Donald Trump Essay

of the election.  Retrieved November 29, 2016 from the Southern poverty Law Center website: https://www.splcenter.org/20161129/ten-days-after-harassment-and-intimidation-aftermath-election Continue Reading...

Nature Vs Nurture Essay

and Francis, 2013. Chomsky, Noam. Language and Mind. 3rd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006. Clark, Alexander, and Shalom Lappin. Linguistic Nativism and the poverty of the Stimulus. John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Conkbayir, Mine. Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016. Downey, Myles. Enabling genius: A mindset for success in the 21st century. LID Editorial, 2016. Niculescu, Mihai D, et al. Nutrition in Epigenetics. Wiley, 2011. Plomin, Robert. "Beyond Nature versus Nurture." Genetics and Mental Illness, 1996, pp. 29-50. Rutherford, M. D. Developmental Psychology: An Evolutionary Perspective. Lulu Press, 2016. After reading this Nature vs. Nurture essay example, we hope this helps you understand what it takes to craft a quality essay for… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

good luck, right timing, they managed to overcome their poverty and reach a milestone of success and economic freedom they only imagined. This is what many working-class people in the United States would like to achieve. However, most people from the lower-income bracket barely achieve upward mobility within a generation. With the increasingly unstable economic climate nationally and worldwide, the perceived prospects look grim. “Recent polling shows that Americans feel increasingly financially insecure, perhaps in part because of this lack of mobility out of the bottom rung of the economic ladder. It's no surprise, then, that for many the… Continue Reading...

Globalization Essay

possibility to unravel some of the more complex issues that plague the world, such as unemployment and poverty (Collins, 2015). Supporters of globalization usually connect this to the potentialities that free trade can unleash, as it can minimize taxes and tariffs, something that isn’t often true in real life. Many G20 nations have continued to add 1200 more restrictive export and import measures in the last 10 years (Collins, 2018).  Regardless, those who see the benefits of globalization argue it represents free trade which can’t help but create global economic growth, the creation of jobs and drives competition between… Continue Reading...

Bartleby the Scrivener Analysis Essay

deeply moved by this, in part because of the poverty it strongly suggests, and in addition because of the crippling loneliness and isolation that it indicates for Bartleby. This office copyist was living a life of exile, not just from friends and a stable domestic life, but also isolating himself from the rest of the world. As the narrator is apt to point out, the solitude that Bartleby experiences must be all-encompassing: “Think of it. Of a Sunday, Wall-street is deserted as Petra; and every night of every day it is an emptiness. This building too, which of week-days… Continue Reading...

Letter from a Birmingham Jail Analysis Essay

through vicious mobs, vicious police officers. King describes the devastating economic disparities that ensure that black people live with poverty. The most compelling part of this speech is when King gives us a glimpse of his inner life as a father, and how he struggles to explain the evils of segregation to his daughter. This emotional appeal is so effective because nearly every reader can feel for the innocence of the child that is being shattered by a cruel society. King writes: “…when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to… Continue Reading...

The Gift Of the Nile River

that share the Nile’s blessings may be inevitable within the foreseeable future. For instance, Arah emphasizes that: Escaping poverty requires that people realize full agricultural potential and engage in cross-border trade activities to enhance specialization based on comparative advantage supported by a well-coordinated irrigation system. Yet people, their governments, political leaders, and the international community continue to experience a fractured history of conflicts, disputes, and lack of cooperation resulting from the failure to have acceptably negotiated and binding agreements by all the riparian states including Egypt and Sudan. (Arah 110) While many observers believe that conflicts over dwindling energy supplies… Continue Reading...

Pearl Buck and Rudyard Kipling

a peasant family in China as it dealt with the challenges and obstacles of famine, poverty, and oppression. Both authors were very successful in conveying the problems of everyday life in the East to Western readers: each work was hugely popular and captured the imagination of the West by supplying vivid details and characterization through a realistic lens—a lens that only could have been supplied by an author who had personally been there and seen first-hand how life was led in China and India. For that reason, Kim and Buck were able to convey a real sense of the… Continue Reading...

Literary Analysis Of Speech "we're on Our Way" Essay

fear and intimidation. Fear and intimidation come in the form of police brutality and labor exploitation leading to widespread poverty, which diminishes the will to participate in the political process. Yet as Hamer points out, “if I have to die for this—we shall overcome,” (42). It is critical to overcome fear and intimidation, even the immediacy of hunger and anger, in order to take back rights and freedoms. Without a fight, the oppressors will continue to get away with their tactics and goals of maintaining power. In fact, Hamer points out that political activism will create a better nation… Continue Reading...

Should Homosexual Partners Adopt Essay

million orphans worldwide, 13 million of which have lost both parents. Many more children live in poverty abject enough to spawn child labor systems, with 168 million children worldwide—almost 11 percent of all children around the world—as child laborers (Worldwide Children’s Statistics, 2016). Given these alarming statistics, adoption should widely be promoted as an alternative to surrogacy, artificial insemination, fertility drugs, or even natural childbirth. Homosexual couples, both gays and lesbians, who want to start families need to look more closely at their adoption opportunities. Adoption can be framed as a moral obligation for gay and lesbian couples because… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

to pull together and survive it, while letting readers get a glimpse of rural life and poverty. A key example of poverty during the Great Depression shown in Maycomb is Atticus’ client. The poor farmer has no money to afford Atticus’ legal services and so offers him payment in the form of crops. In the first chapter, Mr. Cunningham leaves a bag of hickory nuts on the porch of the Finch property when Scout discovers him and calls him out. “Later, a sack of hickory nuts appeared on the back steps. With Christmas came a crate of smilax and… Continue Reading...

Islamic Terrorism Essay

manipulated by the leaders to get vulnerable recruits to join their cause.  Factors such as poverty, class differences, warfare, and even social anti-Muslim attitudes are used as recruiting tools alongside religion. Sunni and Shia Furthermore, it is important to realize that Islam has been marked by an internal division since the 632 AD death of the prophet Muhammad.  Sunni and Shia Muslims are divided over who is the appropriate successor to the prophet Muhammad.  While many in the Western world view all Muslims as the same, this division marks significant doctrinal differences and is the source of many territorial… Continue Reading...

Police Killings

life expectancy is shorter as compared to their White counterparts; further, their unemployment, imprisonment, and poverty rates are higher, while their graduation rates are lower, as compared to White American citizens. They are also more susceptible to being convicted for crimes after detention and to receiving harsher sentences for the same crime. On the whole, male African-Americans have a 1-in-3 probability of imprisonment whereas the figure for male White-Americans is 1-in-17. The racism issue prevalent in the nation cannot be considered as only being the enduring structural effect of segregation and slavery. One can still witness a great amount… Continue Reading...

Colonialism in Higher Education Indigenous

morbidity, elevated suicide rates, higher rates of many diseases, and higher rates of poverty, all of which are empirically linked to “the forced acculturation imposed on Aboriginal peoples,” (Bourassa, McKay-McNabb & Hampton, n.d., p. 23). Therefore, colonialism in higher education is categorically unethical. Colonialism refers to the imposition of power and the creation of political, social, and economic hierarchies. In higher education, colonialism manifests physically through the control over the physical space of the academic institution, symbolically via the control over information, knowledge, curriculum, and pedagogy, and psychologically. The term “the colonial wall” refers to the “psychological barrier designed… Continue Reading...

Ethics in Criminal Justice

research ethics when investigations are being conducted in the midst of conflict, war, or abject poverty. Nouwen (2014) urges researchers to cultivate self-awareness, sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism when conducting politically sensitive research from vulnerable populations. Moreover, Nouwen (2014) advises the application of anthropological paradigms and data collection methods to study structural variables in nuanced, multifaceted ways. Other ethical conundrums that may arise during the course of criminal justice research include “research fatigue,” presuming a colonialist/exploitative approach to gathering data without giving back to the community or individuals being interviewed, and the power politics inherent in information gathering (Nouwen, 2014,… Continue Reading...

Variables Crime and Violence

chose to assess in this case for possible correlation are poverty and crime. poverty in this case will be discussed in the context of communal poverty. In general terms, poverty could be defined as the lack of financial resources to meet basic and other needs. It could be measured in a variety of ways. One of the most prominent ways of measuring poverty levels is income, i.e. the pre-tax income a household or individual has access to against a specific standard. It would be interesting to find out what impact poverty levels have on crime rates. LEVELS OF MEASUREMENT… Continue Reading...

Neocolonialism Trade and Cocoa

for cheap cocoa. On average, cocoa farmers earn less than $2 per day, an income below the poverty line (FEP, 2018). Due to the abject poverty experienced by people in these countries, children willingly begin working early on to support their families. Some are kidnapped or sold to traffickers where they begin working on farms as early as 5 years of age (FEP, 2018). This is the negative effect neocolonialism has on African nations. For example, as Langan notes tariffs on cocoa beans and powdered cocoa are starkly different, forcing African states to continue producing raw materials rather than… Continue Reading...

Happy 2011 Film Psychology

hand, on the other hand I think the film overstates its case. poverty and hunger can make it very difficult to concentrate on anything in one’s surroundings. For example, if a child is living in deprived circumstances, it may be challenging for him to go to school every day, see his friends, and participate fully in his education. Even if the child has loving parents who would want him to experience all life has to offer, that child will have significant deficits in comparison to a middle-class child with similarly committed parents. Of course, it is easy to think… Continue Reading...

Literacy Rates Among Females in Developing Countries

social and economic development, given the link between female literacy and lower birth rates, lower poverty rates (as a result of smaller family sizes), and improved health outcomes.[footnoteRef:2] This paper will compare the literacy rates of Cuba, the Central African Republic, Iran, and Myanmar (Burma) in general terms and in female-specific terms and show whether these general principles regarding development and female literacy are supported. [2: Robinson-Pant A. “Women, Literacy, and Development: An Overview.” Literacies and Language Education. Encyclopedia of Language and Education (3rd ed.), edited by Mary B. Street.Springer International Publishing, 1.] Constructivism and feminism can both be… Continue Reading...

Women Empowerment in Iran

the divorce. This provision subjects women to strenuous conditions and poverty. Harsh as they may seem, the Islamic laws regarding the treatment of women in an out of marriage in Iran have been jealously guarded. However, in other Middle East countries reforms and legal interpretations have been made to help reduce the inequalities between men and women. These changes have been achieved mostly in nations and governments that do not depend on the goodwill of the clergy to run smoothly or to implement a political decision. However, greatly, the reforms have faced strong opposition from the Islamic clerics and… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequalities Essay

the remaining sections of the population are often riddled with poverty and despair (266). One could argue that a hallmark of a democratic society depends upon having a stable and widespread middle class. There will always be groups at different ends of the spectrum financially, but a big middle class acts a buffer between those groups. In America, as many economists have noted, the middle class is getting smaller and smaller. This has caused a sense of panic in many circles and understandably so. However, what many are slowly beginning to realize is that with the shrinking middle class… Continue Reading...

Africa from Colonialism to Neocolonialism

Thomas Sankara: An African Revolutionary. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. Lagan, M. (2017). Neo-Colonialism and the poverty of 'Development' in Africa. New York, NY: Springer. Martin, G. (2012). African Political Thought. New York, NY: Springer. Mukhtar, H.Y., Kura, S.M., Abba, Y. & Ahmed, M.A. (2013). The Slave Trade, Colonialism and Africa’s Underdevelopment. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 2(2), 220-228. Thompson, E.T. & Garratt, G.T. (1999). History of British Rule in India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Dist. Trifonas, P.P. (Ed.). (2003). Pedagogies of Difference: Rethinking Education for Social Justice. New York, NY: Routle Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Discrimination in Health Care System

age range of between 20-28 years old. Hanin’s case is a typical example of where poverty and environment plays a big role in increasing the health care disparity within the US. This is a lady who has no employment, in effect she is not able to pay for the dental insurance on a monthly or annual basis. It could be that it is the rotting teeth that prevent her from getting into serious and meaningful employment. This means that she will be in this perpetual poor position without dental insurance for a long time. The encounter that Hanin had with… Continue Reading...

Social Problem and Human Services

there are no injuries, children may be struck by their parents at liberty. Neglect, linked frequently to poverty, resulted in slightly more cases of annual child deaths as compared to abuse. Latest census figures reveal 17.6 percent of minor children lead an impoverished life (the poverty level set by the federal government is 20,000 dollars annually for a 4-member household). An alarming 42 percent of children hailing from female-headed families live below poverty line (DuMont & James 2015). Social workers who directly deal with individuals suffering from tough living conditions and chronic deprivation understand and report their feelings of… Continue Reading...

Fbi Uniform Crime Reports

(especially number of youth); economic conditions (e.g., employment availability, median income and poverty levels); population stability as regards resident mobility, transport modes, highway system and commuting patterns; climate; household conditions (family cohesion, divorce, etc.); cultural, religious, educational and recreational factors; effective law enforcement organizational strength; law enforcement’s investigative and administrative focus; prosecutorial, probational, judicial, and correctional policies; and residents’ crime reporting trends and crime-related attitudes (Freilich et al., 2014). Additional factors contributing to the determination of an area’s crime levels and nature include the aggressiveness, human resource, and other strengths of the law enforcement body of the area. While… Continue Reading...

The Character Of the Oklahomans

to the test. The Dust Bowl killed off crops and forced farmers into poverty. Many of them had to escape west just to survive. Their story was even preserved by the American author John Steinbeck in the novel The Grapes of Wrath, which told about the Okies moving to California. Half a million Oklahomans migrated west during the Dust Bowl but they did not find life any easier in California. As History (2009) notes, “Okies faced discrimination, menial labor and pitiable wages upon reaching California. Many of them lived in shantytowns and tents along irrigation ditches. “Okie” soon became… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

or to be upset by cultural miscues. Si et al. (2015) point out that China is dedicated to poverty reduction and for that reason wants to assist in domestic investment. The rise of local entrepreneurs is happening in China, with support from institutional players among Chinese authorities. Western players, like this company, can benefit from this opportunity to work with these domestic entrepreneurs in China. It would be a demonstration of good will to establish a JV with them as well as a better strategy in terms of mitigating the overall risk of the venture. Challenges As Tung (2016) states,… Continue Reading...

Haiti Health Marketing Plan

in 2004, showing the path to better healthcare has declined rather than improved. It is not surprising that poverty leads to poor health in a nation. But looking closely, the effects of poverty are multi-layered, creating a spiral that is difficult to get out of. People cannot afford to pay for a visit to the doctor and even if they could, there is not enough investment in healthcare for proper preventative and primary care services. In rural areas of Haiti, such problems are worse due to transportation cost. Sometimes people do not have the money for fuel to get to… Continue Reading...

Lending Institutions Human Capital and Health Care

economic growth for the nation. 3. Increased emphasis on education development and poverty elimination Another practical way in which a healthy workforce aids in the development of an economy is that it enables the nation to develop financially and economically through the objective of educating the population and eliminating poverty. If the citizens are healthy and have proper welfare, they are progressively more approachable and open to educational and developmental change that the Indian government endeavors to put into place. Therefore, by having well-being, it becomes simpler for the government administration to carry out national initiatives such as literateness campaigns,… Continue Reading...

Miami Beach High School Demographic Report

is $43,538 per household, and 13% of those under the age of 18 are below the poverty line. Demographic Data Analysis The city of Miami Beach has similar demographics to many other parts of Miami-Dade County in terms of being Hispanic-majority. The city is a strong magnet for immigrants, and there are immigrants from many parts of Latin America that comprise the student body, and they do so in greater numbers than the general population – about 66% Hispanic. Spanish and English are both quite prominent amount native language speakers. Unlike other areas of Miami-Dade County, there is only… Continue Reading...

Eternal Life Paul S Ministry

judges the earth. As human beings the body is weak against the elements, against poverty, and lack of food. However, there is a treasure hidden deep within humanity that will allow for people suffering through this important time, to pull through (Gorman, 2017). The human soul is that treasure that cannot be affected by the trials endured by the human body. It is here where people can depend on to pull strength during difficult times. The reading states that through the examples of the jar and earthen vessel, it is meant to teach humanity to not lose heart, to… Continue Reading...

Genre Theory

characters then had a certain mystique that made them appealing, almost heroic, in their ability to overcome youthful poverty and oppression to rise in power and wealth,” (Chapter 4). In The Godfather, Michael Corleone did not necessarily overcome poverty, because he was born into the biggest family in New York. This is evident immediately from the opening scene of the film that shows the great wealth and power his family amassed (For example, the opening scene shows the Don Corleone seated in his position of power (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i96VS_z8y7g). What makes Michael a hero is his willingness to do his duty… Continue Reading...

Social and Environmental Challenges Facing Megacities

with numerous social risks. Overcrowding in these cities has contributed to social tensions on issues like urban poverty, traffic congestion, and waste management.  The emerging social tensions in megacities due to overcrowding is also attributable to inadequate access to essential public services and increased security threats. While megacities are regarded as engines of global economic growth, they are characterized by huge inequalities in wealth and economic opportunity distribution. This has resulted in the failure by these cities to enhance the quality of life of their residents. Egelhof (2010) states that a survey of megacities in OECD region has shown… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshi Culture in Both Pre and Post Partition

population comprised a small community of aristocrats; a huge cluster of uneducated, poverty-ridden peasants; and a small though steadily increasing English-speaking bourgeois population. Bengal’s Muslim upper-class contributed significantly to the nationwide freedom struggle alongside fellow Muslim brethren, particularly after the Muslim League was created. In the 1930s-40s, they advocated a nationwide Islamic separatist movement. The Muslims of Bengal wholeheartedly supported the Muslim League’s adoption of the 1940 Lahore Resolution which demanded the establishment of an independent Muslim state (Cheema, 2013). After the August 1947 partition of India into two distinct states (namely India and Pakistan), East Bengal (as it… Continue Reading...

Improving Global Food Security and the Environment

There is need hence to focus on agriculture as engine of poverty reduction and growth, enhance competitiveness of modernizing agriculture and focus on sustaining the resource base by correcting the distortions that create incentives for unsustainable use. Foley J.A., (2011). Solutions for a Cultivated planet. Macmillan Publishers. Vol. 478. Here, the writer highlights the challenges that face the agricultural world, the need for higher production and the possible future of agriculture. Despite agriculture taking up almost 38% of earth’s terrestrial surface, the crop production has not been commensurate to the area covered and the investment into the field. Agriculture… Continue Reading...

Film the Mission

Guarani tribe in the remote South America is depicted through the high poverty rates depicted and the history of slavery. This suffering is further depicted in the wanton killing of the locals by colonialists even in churches where they had gone to seek refuge. Solidarity and struggle for social justice is yet another theme that comes out clearly in the film. The Guarani tribe stays united together with the two priests in resisting the colonialists. They find no justification for subjecting their land to some foreign political entity and despite the heavy violence visited on them, they refuse to… Continue Reading...

Strengths Of the Long Term Care in South Korea

under LTCI (Rhee, Done, Anderson, 2015). This not only formalizes, but also institutionalizes the country’s poverty relief policy on this specific front. Thus LTCI, in a social insurance format, effectively fulfills the role of a social security policy. References Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific – ESCAP (2016). SDD-SPPS Project Working Papers Series Long-Term Care for Older Persons in Asia and the Pacific. Retrieved from http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/Long-term%20care%20for%20older%20persons%20in%20the%20Republic%20of%20Korea.pdf Rhee, J.C., Done, N. & Anderson, G.F. (2015). Considering Long-Term Care Insurance for Middle-Income Countries: Comparing South Korea with Japan and Germany. Health Policy, 119(10), 1319-1329. Continue Reading...

The Miracle Of Loaves and Fishes and Generosity

it as the difference between having a consciousness of abundance and a consciousness of poverty. A consciousness of poverty is one that continually focuses on what we do not have, whereas the consciousness of abundance is a mindset that focuses on all the riches in our life: whether material or spiritual. Being grateful for what we have, thankful for God’s love, yields abundance. Elisha and Jesus also teach the importance of generosity and being a giving person. You have heard of the difference between givers and takers. Those who are greedy are takers; they fear lack and believe there… Continue Reading...

Illegal Immigration Essay

that of their peers in many other countries.  Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/ Despress, C.  (2018). Report: Latino Kids Suffer More poverty and Gaps in Education, Health Opportunity.  Retrieved from https://salud-america.org/report-latino-kids-suffer-more-poverty-and-gaps-in-education/ FAIR.  (2013).  The costs of illegal immigration on United States taxpayers—2013 edition.  Retrieved from https://fairus.org/issue/publications-resources/fiscal-burden-illegal-Immigration-2013 Gee, L., Gardner, M. & Wiehe, M.  (2016).  Undocumented immigrants’ state & local tax contributions.  Retrieved from https://itep.org/wp-content/uploads/immigration2016.pdf Metzler, C. & Off, G.  (2018).  Hispanic population continues to rise in NC as white population trails.  Retrieved from https://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article213539719.html Suarez-Orozco, C., Rhodes, J., & Milburn, M. (2009). Unraveling the immigrant paradox: Academic engagement and disengagement among recently… Continue Reading...

Goya Rodin and Modern Art

or Naturalist style. This style helped him to depict the poverty of the working classes in very evocative terms, for example, as he did in the Laundress. His style and charm helped him to win a following (Kleiner). French society at the time was undergoing its own changes. There was a giant push for more democratization. The working class was being exploited. The industrialists were the ones doing the exploitation. Daumier helped to shed light on this era by mocking those in power and drawing sympathy to the plight of the working class. He himself died in penury, so… Continue Reading...

Slumdog Millionaire Thoughts and Reflection

to evolve, gaining insight and wisdom. The scenes of the film that portray Jamal’s childhood in abject poverty are the most moving: he lives beside a large dump of trash, he cleans himself in dirty puddles, and he has to beg for money on the street after his mother is murdered by Muslims. His life is just a backdrop of poverty, struggle and tragedy. One of the major questions that the desolation of Jamal’s life brings up is why do people in countries such as India, Bangladesh, Cambodia and others have to live in such desperate conditions? It forces one… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

readers to take action or learn more about issues like institutionalized poverty, institutionalized racism, the perpetuation of the housing crisis, and systematic economic exploitation. The people Desmond profiles lack the power to stimulate change, and yet through collective action and self-empowerment it becomes possible to foresee policy change or at least normative changes in addressing the needs of the poor. As the title suggests, Evicted focuses on the causes and ramifications of both legal and quasi-legal evictions that take place with alarming frequency. By conducting field research separately in predominantly white and predominantly black neighborhoods, Desmond also shows how… Continue Reading...

Russia Economic System and Scarcity

in the wake of fears about lack of food. Ironically, in a nation which once pledged to end poverty, private charities and food-sharing has become a lifeline for many families for basic necessities, including the bread which is the staple of so many Russian tables. “Russian volunteers run a food-sharing program to collect restaurant extras and distribute them to those in need” and one recipient of donations said, “Now we hope that we'll get not only bread, but some other food, as well” (Scheaf, 2016, par. 6-7). References Schearf, C. (2016). Russians grow, share food, as the economy struggles.… Continue Reading...

Yasuni National Park

pressure the environment. References Andrianos, L., Sneep, J.W. & Kerber, G. (Eds.). (2014). Sustainable Alternatives for poverty Reduction and Eco-Justice: Volume 1 (2nd ed.). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Carrapatoso, A. & Kurzinger, E. (Eds.). (2013). Climate-Resilient Development: Participatory Solutions from Developing Countries. New York, NY: Routledge. McFarland, B.J. (Ed.). (2017). Conservation of Tropical Rainforests: A Review of Financial and Strategic Solutions. New York, NY: Springer Waller, M.T. (Ed.). (2016). Ethnoprimatology: Primate Conservation in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Springer. Continue Reading...

Health and Poor Populations

APRNs in today’s world. And as the Institute for Research on poverty (2013) shows, there is a strong “link between poverty and poor health. People with more income tend to be healthier and live longer” (p. 1). There are environmental, social and psychological factors that are generated within low income communities that negatively impact the health of the community. For example, “material factors like unhealthy housing, unemployment, and food insecurity all affect one’s health. The amount of exposure one has to pollution and other biohazards can also lead to poor health” (Institute for Research on poverty, 2013, p. 2).… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

has effectively led to economic decapitation. Millions of the continent’s inhabitants continue to be afflicted by disease and poverty, and illiteracy levels continue to be high in most countries. This text assesses and evaluates challenges to democratic development in Africa in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Democracy, as per its dictionary definition, has got to do with the system of government where people have the capability to exercise power (directly or indirectly) by way of freely participating in various civic and political processes. In a democratic society, people are governed by the rule of law and… Continue Reading...

A Brief History Of Medicare and Medicaid

The act tried to reduce the extent to which such factors as poverty, old age, widowhood and children without known fathers were seen as dangers. The New Deal had a chunk of its content expunged by the Supreme Court because they were either seen as unconstitutional or simply not within the jurisdiction of the federal government. Some of the acts such as the National Industrial Recovery Act and the Agricultural Adjustment Act were ordered removed, by the Supreme Court. The medical insurance scheme that had been drawn by President Roosevelt and his team was also expunged by the Supreme… Continue Reading...

Community Psychology Diversity and Social Action Research

sociology, such as social disorganization or conflict theories, community psychologists recognize how variables like access to mental health services, poverty, or public infrastructure all contribute to the genesis of or solution to psychological and social problems. The community psychologist may also focus on microsystems in the community, such as private or public organizations (Dalton, Elias & Wandersman, 2012). A collaborative approach to problem identification and resolution is also critical for community psychologists. Especially given the commitment to recognizing and respecting diversity, community psychologists use consensus and collaboration as key methods in conflict resolution and preventative action. Group Dynamics, Action… Continue Reading...

Affordable Care Act Aca Implementation State Of Florida

available to consumers who are earning less than than two-and-a-half times the national poverty level, roughly $30,000 for an individual and $51,000 for a family (Chang, 2017). Florida is largely considered a red state, or a state which favors Republicans, despite its high poverty rate in many areas. This current impact of the ACA is likely seen as a Republican victory in Florida, given that the state has been effectively buffered from the negative impact of anti-ACA leadership in terms of premium hikes, even while on a federal level the government can claim to still oppose the ACA. But… Continue Reading...

The Problem Of Poverty

poverty in the U.S. poverty is a major variable in the lives of many people in the U.S. The median household income for families in the U.S. is $59,000 (Semega, Fontenot and Kollar)—yet 40.6 million people live in poverty in the U.S., or 12.7% of the population (Semega, Fontenot and Kollar). If poverty were a health issue it would be considered an epidemic. This paper will address the issue of poverty in the U.S. and explain how it is an injustice and how it affects higher education for young people.… Continue Reading...

Affordable Care Act

al., 2013). During the same period the percentage of adults of working age living below poverty line and having medical costs totaling more than 10% of their income doubled. Similarly, the number of people in families indicating difficulty with payment of their healthcare costs grew from 15% to 21% (Nowak et al., 2013). Among the people who were forgoing care 65% to 75% indicated difficulties in meeting the cost as the main reason for that decision. In general terms the cost of healthcare has significantly increased for consumers following the enactment of the ACA. Employers: According to Abraham and… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Potable Water on Nutrition

have enough calories, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, or minerals in their body (Moe & Rheingans, 2006). poverty has been directly liked to malnutrition. Families that do not have enough income are forced to rely on the available water for their home needs and this might be contaminated water. Food is also not properly cleaned and there is a chance that they end up eating food that is contaminated. Malnutrition is manifested in individuals and children in different forms like stunting, wasting, underweight, and micronutrient deficiencies. Stunting refers to low height for the person's age while wasting means low weight for… Continue Reading...

Admissions Essays Statements Of Personal Purpose

dilapidated classrooms. These types of problems are exacerbated by entrenched poverty in the community, leading to high dropout rates and low rates of literacy that in turn lead to lack of opportunity for self-empowerment, upward mobility, and social change. Crime, drug use, and child marriage have all resulted. Unable to accept these affairs, I raised $100,000 for Punjabi schools. I organized fundraising events that drew attention to the need for ongoing financial support, and set in motion a trend that will undoubtedly bear fruit in the near future as children have the opportunities they deserve. Question 2 With my… Continue Reading...

Health Care Policy Change

to have more negatives on the health of the poorer populations globally. This is because poverty is associated more with health expectations and conditions (Da Silva, 2008). It is important to mention that close to 2.8 billion people out of the approx. 6 billion people globally live under $2 each day. Another 1.2 billion people live with under $1 every day. Of all the people living in poverty 44% of them are found in Southern Asia (World Bank, 2012). Owing to these facts 90% of global diseases are accounted for by the poor countries. This said the poor countries… Continue Reading...

Doctors Without Borders and Clean Water Crisis

better management of water resources, can increase nations’ economic growth and can add greatly to poverty alleviation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), water that is contaminated in tandem with poor sanitation are associated with the transmission of diseases, for instance, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and polio. Missing, insufficient, or unsuitably managed water and sanitation services leads to the exposure of persons to preventable health risks. This is especially the instance in regions and health care establishments where patients as well as members of staff are placed at greater risk of infection and disease when there is a… Continue Reading...

Africa and Cultural Studies

the students in institutions of higher learning” (King & Hill, 1997, p. 100). The nation’s poverty is linked directly with its low female literacy rate because both are affected by the country’s cultural impoverishment and instability in social, political and economic terms. My role as a researcher is to locate the meaning of the information I collect by analyzing it objectively and discussing my own subjective experience of the information so as to be fair to my reader. The reader will want to know where I am coming from and what perspective I bring and so I must be… Continue Reading...

Gender Status Impact Access to Social Political and Economic Resources

have been extensively implemented for providing better opportunities to the poverty-ridden class of society. Though mixed outcomes are noted with regard to initiative success, analyses of gendered micro-financial service targeting reveal male beneficiaries do not contribute as much as their female counterparts to familial food security and overall wellness. Though microcredit programs display potential when it comes to increasing females’ self-confidence levels and small-scale earnings generation, they may play a role in increasing their susceptibility and indebtedness. Lastly, they typically reach only the moderately poor, and fail to cater to the most destitute individuals (McGinn et.al 85). But, though… Continue Reading...

Conflict and Negotiation the Bophuthatswana Crisis Of 1994

violence can be overcome. Marc, A., (n.d.) offers statistical facts proving that conflict and prolonged war keeps results to poverty. Since 2010 conflicts have increased sharply affecting more civilians in comparison to WWII. Korovin, Tsiskaridze & Voronkov (2009) assert that when conflict is identified and faced sooner than later the likelihood of escalation is alleviated fundamentally. Weinstein (2018) also discusses the principles of conflict resolution from the start of a conflict to its escalation. These principles and perspectives from different authors will inspire an in-depth understanding of the Bophuthatswana crisis and the steps that Lucas Mangope ought to have… Continue Reading...

Economic Disadvantages and Respiratory Issues

related issues (Kant, 2013). The extent and nature of poverty varies between societies. In the Unites States of America, financial obstacles might hinder the poor from acquiring suitable care and might constrain the ability to buy medicine. High outdoor and indoor pollution, smoking, low birth weight, preterm delivery, obesity, size of family, ethnic background and diet which, in different extents, have been found to be linked to asthma, are also related to poverty (Rona, 2000). Additionally, the kid might be suffering from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD is among the most common lifelong pulmonary disorders and numerous studies… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Today

one’s reality. The nightmare is just waiting around every corner: crime, oppression, poverty, homelessness, disease, the broken family, the loss of one’s savings—it is all just waiting and most are powerless to do anything about it. The American Dream is also not really for people who are outside the sphere of white privilege. As Robin DiAngelo states, there is “a system that ensures an unequal distribution of resources between racial groups” (261)—and most of the benefits of resources go to those who are white. The social system was not set up to benefit blacks or Asians or Latinos. A… Continue Reading...

Stopping Of Female Genital Mutilation

early marriage makes high infant mortality, FGM related diseases, and infections, and poverty inevitable. This is why society must be enlightened on the need to abandon some of these retrogressive and dangerous self-inflicted cultures. The World Health Organization statistics indicate that an excess of 200 million women and girls living today have undergone FGM in thirty African countries, Asia, and the Middle East (WHO, 2018). Furthermore, FGM has been found to be commonly inflicted on children and young girls ranging from infancy to 15 years of age (WHO, 2018). This is a violation of women rights and human rights… Continue Reading...

Conflict Mapping in South Sudan

(King 2015). The country has a triple-digit inflation rate and poverty is widespread. The World Bank estimates the population of South Sudanese living below the poverty line amounted to 82% by end of 2016, additionally literacy rates amounts to 27% implying that the country lacks in a skilled workforce. Dessalegn (2017) reports up to 95% of the population is dependent on agriculture which with the advent of war has declined in productivity. Although electricity is a critical backbone for an economy, only 2% of the South Sudanese population has access to electricity (King 2015). 2. The context of South… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Globalization

to purchase those goods.  This has led to an overall reduction in both the extreme poverty and overall poverty rates.   Second, globalization has really helped spread technological advances around the globe.  Before globalization, there were dramatic differences in the types of technology available in developed and undeveloped nations, and even in developed nations inside and outside of the Western world.  Much of this depended on infrastructure, and undeveloped nations did not have the resources to develop the type of infrastructure necessary to create technological advances.  Newer technology does not rely on infrastructure in the same way and is… Continue Reading...

The Fall Of the American Family

description.” Single parenting is full of its own cons, as well. Single parents face “food and fuel poverty” and many (most of whom are mothers) find that they must sacrifice their own time and energy just to meet the basic needs of their children, according to the study by Stack and Meredith (2018, p. 233). Additionally, there are negative psychological, emotional and social consequences of single parenting aside from the economic effects—these include: “isolation, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts” (Stack & Meredith, 2018, p. 233). Thus, in spite of the feminist political stance that has promoted the idea… Continue Reading...

Great Leaders in History

to change things for the better. (James, et al.) He saw how the world was and still is, the poverty, the need to remember the first revolution, where people fought for freedom from oppression, and used that to show what he believed needed to come to fruition for a better world. The same can be said of Lincoln and his inaugural address. Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, a few months before the end of the American Civil War. During his speech, he recalled how it felt years prior and his attempts at preserving the… Continue Reading...

Does the United Nations Have Power

ameliorate or resolve tend to be rooted in things it can actively address—such as poverty, health issues like the spread of AIDS in Africa, human trafficking, child enslavement, terrorism, and so on. It works in partnerships with other countries at the local level, but there is mixed levels of success in terms of the UN’s ability to meet its goals. Though the seriousness of these problems does warrant a global rather than a regional or state response, the fact is that the globe has enough problems that it really cannot attempt to fix them at the state or regional… Continue Reading...

Fair Housing Act

are now staying in the suburbs, and the portion of those living in abject poverty is increasing as well. Cities are opening up themselves to accountability if they do not have an understanding of their duties under the fair housing policy. Cities ought to be ready if unanticipated situations surface requiring fair housing response or evaluation. Learning objectives and expected outcomes This practicum gave the opportunity to review current procedures and policies concluding in a procedures and policy manual that helped in the issues of non-conformance, challenges of application, and concerns of policy restriction experienced by the housing agency.… Continue Reading...

Hunger Eradication and Extreme Poverty

Extreme poverty and Hunger Eradication 7 I. Problem Overview While the world has realized accelerated achievement in reducing extreme poverty over the last decades, poverty and hunger remain a chronic challenge in Africa. The Work Bank reports a decline in the global population living in extreme poverty (less than $1.90 a day) plunged to a low of 10% by 2015 which is equivalent to 736 million living below the poverty line (World Bank, 2018). The significant progress has been disproportionate, with the progress mainly recorded in South Asia,… Continue Reading...

Future Of Policing Law Enforcement

civic pride. Reducing some of the causal variables in criminal behavior, ranging from racism to poverty, may also help, as police officers need to recognize more the importance of overarching sociological factors. In addition to improving officer training, police leadership needs to respond to officer concerns related to safety. Policing in the 21st century will include responding to the ongoing challenges of threats to national security, too. Finally, a shift in norms and values may help reduce the mass incarceration epidemic and liberate police resources away from antiquated drug policies. References IACP (2018). 21st century policing blueprint. https://www.theiacp.org/projects/21st-century-policing-blueprint The… Continue Reading...

Teenage Health Vulnerabilities with Substance Abuse United States

of exposure to substance abuse, ethnicity, age, and gender, poverty, and loneliness. Regression would play a significant role in helping with the learning process regarding the nature of the relationship between the variables. The analysis will particularly entail descriptive statistics as well as regression, correlation, and ANOVA analysis. Descriptive statistics will be used to present demographic data and provide measures of central tendency such as averages and median, while the statistical analyses will be important for testing the relationship between the dependent and independent variables (Draper and Smith, 2014). One-way ANOVA is delineated as an approach that can be… Continue Reading...