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Why are People Poor?

Read all of the following articles in this section and other links that are provided for you.


(Note that listed here are only those hyperlinks to other articles from other web sites. Other sources such as journal, books and magazines, are mentioned above in the original text. Please also note that links to external sites are beyond my control. They might become unavailable temporarily or permanently when you arrive at the website, depending on the policies of those sites, which I cannot unfortunately do anything about.)


 

“Addressing the Underlying Causes of Poverty – What Can Be Done? University for a Night 1999 Recommendations.” University for a Night. Synergos, n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2016. <http://www.synergos.org/universityforanight/99/causes.htm&gt;. Synergos is a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex problems of poverty. Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos – and therefore fail. Governments, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, marginalized communities, and other participants in systemic change must work together – not in silos – to achieve long-term solutions to poverty around the world.


 

Bradshaw, Ted K. “Theories of Poverty and Anti-Poverty Programs in Community Development.” “Working Paper Series” (n.d.): n. pag. Rural Policy Research Institute. Aug. 2005. Web. 27 Nov. 2016. <http://www.rupri.org/?library=theories-of-poverty-and-anti-poverty-programs-in-community-development-working-paper-by-ted-k-bradshaw-for-the-rupri-rural-poverty-research-center-february-2006&gt;. Author Ted Bradshaw of the RUPRI Rural Poverty Research Center explores how five competing theories of poverty shape anti-poverty strategies. While no one theory explains all instances of poverty, this paper aims to show how community development practices that address the complex and overlapping sources of poverty more effectively reduce poverty compared to programs that address a single theory.

http://www.rupri.org/Forms/WP06-05.pdf


Eitzen, D. Stanley., Maxine Baca Zinn, and Kelly Eitzen. Smith. Social Problems. 11th ed. Boston: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2009. Print. The hallmarks of this text are its focus on five themes: the structural sources of social problems; the role of the U.S. in global social problems; the centrality of class, race, gender, sexuality, and disability as sources of inequality.


Shah, Anup. “Poverty Facts and Stats.” Poverty Facts and Stats – Global Issues. Global Issues, n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2016. <http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats&gt;. Poverty is the state for the majority of the world’s people and nations. Why is this? Is it enough to blame poor people for their own predicament? Have they been lazy, made poor decisions, and been solely responsible for their plight? What about their governments? Have they pursued policies that actually harm successful development? Such causes of poverty and inequality are no doubt real. But deeper and more global causes of poverty are often less discussed.


Srinivas, Hari. “Causes of Poverty.” Causes of Poverty. The Global Development Research Center, n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2016. <http://www.gdrc.org/icm/poverty-causes.htm&gt;. The Global Development Research Center is an independent nonprofit think tank that carries out initiatives in education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban, community and information, and at scales that are effective.


Check your Zastrow book from SOWK 235 pgs 433-441 on the culture and cycle of poverty and why people are poor.  If you no longer have your textbook see me and you may borrow mine.

Zastrow, Charles, and Karen Kay. Kirst-Ashman. Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1990. Print. Read pages 433- 441 begin at Poverty: Impacts of Social and Economic Forces


 

(Note that listed here are only those hyperlinks to other articles from other web sites. Other sources such as journal, books and magazines, are mentioned above in the original text. Please also note that links to external sites are beyond my control. They might become unavailable temporarily or permanently when you arrive at the website, depending on the policies of those sites, which I cannot unfortunately do anything about.)

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April 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

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