lecture 7 - poverty and hunger

lecture 7 - poverty and hunger - Poverty and Hunger Outline...

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Poverty and Hunger Outline 1. What is poverty? a. Absolute poverty refers to a situation when a household cannot maintain a minimum standard of living (World Bank, 1997) b. From a human development perspective, poverty means the dial of choices and opportunities for a tolerable life (World Bank, 1997) 2. Indicators of poverty a. Economic Indicators i. GNP – Gross national product ii. Average income b. Social indicators i. Longevity 1. Infant mortality rate 2. Child Mortality 3. Life expectancy ii. Access to knowledge 1. Literacy rates 2. Educational achievements iii. Standard of living 1. Access to health services 2. Access to safe water 3. Percent of malnourished children 4. Overall condition of the living unit 3. How many people are poor? a. 1.3 billion people make one dollar a day and live in absolute poverty b. 950 million (73%) of 1.3 billion poor people of the world live in Asia c. Some 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in poverty d. Approximately 11 million people in Latin America are poor
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