Causes Of Poverty In Africa And South East Asia

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Poverty In Africa and South/East Asia
The crisis in the emerging markets, alongside with the conflicts of transition in the countries of the former USSR and eastern Europe means that the fight against poverty has gone into reverse. Alongside all of the improvements and massive industrializations in East Asia, the region still consists massive numbers of extreme poverty as well.
Across South/East Asia, only 20 percent of unemployed and underemployed people have access to unemployment benefits, while just under one third of older people receive pensions. Compared to other areas such as Latin America and Eastern Europe, Asia has much weaker social protection programmes in place, according to Ajay Chhibber, the UNDP Regional Director for Asia and
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The principal causes of poverty are the harmful economic systems, “general Poverty”, conflict, environmental factors such as drought and climate change, and population growth (WHES 2012). Poverty itself is a major cause of hunger, people do not have sufficient income to purchase enough food, on top of poverty, conflict and drought, are important causes of hunger, but the most typical situation is that people just do not have enough income to support themselves. And with high rates of poverty comes high rates of mortality, whether it be due to diseases, lack of food, or STDS. In the recent era, one of the major achievements Sub-Saharan Africa has had is the unprecedented decline in mortality and the corresponding increase in the expectation of life at …show more content…
By the end of the twentieth century, however, mortality among children under five had decreased from about 500 per 1,000 live births to about 150 (World Bank 2005). The average length of life, which was less than 30 years about 100 years ago, has increased to more than 50 years by the early 1990s. Much of the mortality decline happened in the second half of the twentieth century, the fastest rate of decline occurring in the first decades after World War II (Hill 1991). In the 1990s, mortality decline stalled for the region overall, with many countries experiencing reversals in the upward trend in life expectancy largely because of AIDS mortality. Poverty in general causes many other problems, such as the correlation of poverty and crime, consequences on society, child poverty, and the impact on environment, health, and terrorism. Poverty has statistically increased the amount of property-related crimes, such as burglary, and grand larceny, and the consequences of poverty on people in society as well, in Africa, the “plagues associated with poverty” can range from alcohol and substance abuse to poor housing/living conditions, and water and food related disease, the poor cannot find “Safe” food to

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