exam 2 lacture 5 - POVERTY AND HUNGER OUTLINE A WHAT IS...

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POVERTY AND HUNGER OUTLINE A. WHAT IS POVERTY? B. INDICATORS OF POVERTY C. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE POOR? D. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? E. THEORETICAL DISCUSSION POVERTY A. WHAT IS POVERTY? C ABSOLUTE POVERTY REFERS TO A SITUATION WHEN A HOUSEHOLD CANNOT MAINTAIN SOME MINIMUM STANDARD OF LIVING (WORLD BANK, 1997) C FROM A HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE, POVERTY MEANS THE DENIAL OF CHOICES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR A TOLERABLE LIFE (WORLD BANK, 1997) B. INDICATORS OF POVERTY 1. ECONOMIC INDICATORS C GNP: Gross National Product total market vlaue of all goods and services produced by a nation during a specified period. C AVERAGE INCOME 2. SOCIAL INDICATORS 1. LONGEVITY C INFANT MORTALITY RATE C CHILD MORTALITY C LIFE EXPECTANCY II. ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE C LITERACY RATES C EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS III. STANDARD OF LIVING
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C ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES C ACCESS TO SAFE WATER C PERCENT OF MALNOURISHED CHILDREN C OVERALL CONDITION OF THE LIVING UNIT C. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE POOR? 1. APPROXIMATELY 1.3 BILLION PEOPLE MAKE ONE DOLLAR A DAY AND LIVE IN ABSOLUTE POVERTY 2. 950 MILLION (73%) OF 1.3 BILLION POOR PEOPLE OF THE WORLD LIVE IN ASIA 3. SOME 220 MILLION PEOPLE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA LIVE IN POVERTY
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ISS 315 taught by Professor Hussain during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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exam 2 lacture 5 - POVERTY AND HUNGER OUTLINE A WHAT IS...

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