Essays Tagged: "poverty line"

"Down and out in Paris and London" by Orwell

story of 'Down And Out In Paris And London' deals with the author's experience with tramps and the poverty stricken in Paris and London in the 1920's. He lives with them on equal terms and suffers th ... . In this essay we will explore the characteristics and personality of a person who lives below the poverty line. Through the author we get a very keen insight into this area of human experience.Orwel ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Nigeria: The Struggle of the Yoruba, a paper describing the problems meeting the Yoruba people of Nigeria, and potential fixes for them. Suggests a new policy of self rule. See attachment for sources.

ndered the immense wealth collected from Nigeria's burgeoning petroleum industry. Additionally mass poverty is pervasive as over 45% of the population lives below the poverty line , and ethnic and reg ...

(6 pages) 116 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Comparasion of No Great Mischief focus on lack of education in Novel and the effect of lack of education leading to poverty

At the time when this novel was written, almost 5 million people lived within the poverty line. Almost all of these people had little or no formal education that would allow them to ... all of these people had little or no formal education that would allow them to escape the cycle of poverty. No Great Mischief embraces many of the issues facing society today, one of which includes t ... y today, one of which includes the issue that lack of an education causes a life long struggle with poverty and the many side effects of poverty. Without proper education an individual in society is l ...

(8 pages) 136 0 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Child Labour.

endanger the children's physical, mental or moral well-being.The main cause of the child labour is poverty, family on or below the poverty line force their children into work in order to support thei ... ine force their children into work in order to support their household's meagre income. Eradicating poverty, however, is only the first step on the road to eliminate child labour. I am trying to help ...

(1 pages) 66 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters > Child Abuse

Welfare: Past and Present Differences.

o time limit on the time you were allowed to be on welfare. To qualify, you needed to be below the "poverty line" and you could automatically qualify for entitlement with no limit. But then there was ...

(3 pages) 48 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

To what extent did America "roar" for all Americans in the 1920's?

ilies becoming poorer in the 1920's. By the end of the 1920's the number of people living below the poverty line (those who do not earn enough to buy food, clothing and basic shelter) had increased to ... Dry". The people who opposed alcohol argued that it caused social problems such as violence, crime, poverty and sexual promiscuity. They believed that when it was banned, then America would be a bette ...

(23 pages) 182 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Poverty in The US

0. IntroductionNational poverty data are calculated using the official Census definition of poverty, under this definition p ... on of poverty, under this definition poverty is determined by comparing pretax cash income with the poverty threshold, which adjusts for family size and composition. The federal government classified ... ied a family of four as "poor" if its cash income was less than $18,100; for a family of three, the poverty threshold was $15,020; for a married couple, $11,940; and for an individual, $8,860. . The n ...

(7 pages) 323 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Permanent Underclass: How Technology Affects the Classes

ose with little or no technical skills or specialized job training are finding themselves below the poverty line and out of work. The lack of technology and technological training available to the poo ... s problem is based solely on demographics and geographical location. It makes since that those in a poverty stricken area attending schools in poverty stricken areas would have less exposure to techno ...

(3 pages) 83 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Child Poverty

The federal poverty level, the standard by which the United States government determines economic need, was deve ... vernment determines economic need, was developed forty years ago. The United States has the highest poverty level of all of the industrialized nations, with sixteen percent of United States children l ... onal among races. Thirty five percent of Hispanics and forty three percent of blacks live below the poverty line. (Health Wrights 3)Today the federal poverty level for a family of four is $18,400. The ...

(5 pages) 230 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Children Having Children: Why is it a problem, and what policy changes can help prevent it?

pass the entire cross-section of American society. It has become a plague of sorts that perpetuates poverty through the decrease in desire to obtain education and job skills that the young mother may ... is, in turn, expands the community of citizens living in conditions well below what constitutes the poverty line. While many efforts are made to educate the public to avoid this problem, it still exis ...

(9 pages) 228 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Convict Life and Punishments in Australia

litical change. In Britain the industrial revolution had driven thousands of country folk below the poverty line to the cities. This created a new underclass dependent on crime which resulted in the p ...

(6 pages) 51 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

U.S. Poverty

U.S. PovertyOne in 11 families, one in nine Americans, and one in six children are officially poor. The w ... tion received half of all household income last year. The poorest fifth received 3.5%. The official poverty line is an income of $18,400 for a family of four. A single parent of two working full-time ... recently experienced the longest period of economic expansion in its history. Despite this growth, poverty remains a persistent economic problem in America. In 2000, the official rate of poverty was ...

(4 pages) 140 3 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Welfare Reform: American Mothers Living in Poverty

Emily LiebermanNovember 24, 2004Soc. 250American Mothers Living in PovertyWelfare reform in the United States has been hailed as a great success. In an analysis prepar ... the fact still remains that a multitude of American women are still living on or below the national poverty line. In this paper I will challenge the argument that the welfare reform initiative is "wor ... very system that has been put in place to help them.The United States Census bureau shows how the "poverty threshold" is calculated each year. This figure is a dollar amount that the department has d ...

(9 pages) 161 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Book Report

e in the accommodations, and eat the food, or lack thereof, of one who would clearly live below the poverty line.Although there were obvious differences between her and one who really does live this l ... tates of America, the "land of the free", an unacceptably large percentage of people live below the poverty line. Even for those who may live above it, there is still poverty, even if the federal gove ...

(9 pages) 72 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Wal-Mart: unethical business practices.

s outside of the Federal government, yet the majority of its employees with children live below the poverty line."( In addition, Wal-Mart likes to portray itself as a seller of U.S. manufa ...

(6 pages) 338 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Development Economics: What are the main causes of poverty?

Poverty is basically the condition of having insufficient resources or income. It is the state of be ... cient income, employment and access to required social services and status. There are many forms of poverty which exists in this world such as absolute poverty, relative poverty, human poverty and las ... world such as absolute poverty, relative poverty, human poverty and lastly income poverty. Absolute poverty is defined as living to an absolute minimum standard which is called the 'poverty line' wher ...

(10 pages) 186 0 4.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Increase Minimum Wage.

). However, in recent years someone who works a job that pays minimum wage will fall well below the poverty line. Therefore, instead of somebody working three jobs to support their family, a large inc ... orking full-time, with two children, at the $5.15 an hour minimum wage leaves them $4,100 below the poverty level. An increase in the minimum wage to $10.00 would benefit over 10.2 million children li ...

(4 pages) 83 1 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Social Geography of Atlanta

tions such as the fact that there are 325 times the number of people in the city who live below the poverty line as people in the suburbs. Twice as many people in the city exist on $25,000 or less ann ... differences between city and suburbs. Certain groups are concentrated in the city and live in real poverty. The index showing that 54 percent of Atlanta is white is not very informative. The problem ...

(10 pages) 66 0 3.9 Feb/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Poverty & Food Wastage in America

und a very interesting article on the Internet which actually helped me to have a great overview of poverty in the United States of America. I believed that America is the most powerful and richest co ... hest country in the world. Therefore, I guessed that there are not many people who are experiencing poverty as much as in other countries. However, this seems to be prejudgment without knowing that po ...

(1 pages) 18 0 2.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

White Paper: Kenya

rest countries of the world and of Africa in which over 53% of its inhabitants are living below the poverty line surviving on less than a dollar a day. Kenya gained independence in 1963 and has experi ... tem. Due to unemployment, many, over 17 million people in Kenya are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty: there are no jobs available, therefore there is little savings in the economy, resulting in ...

(6 pages) 32 0 4.3 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies