Feminization Of Poverty

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In some ways, capitalism has brought the best of times, and the worst of times. We’ve prospered, yet there are billions of people that are still suffering from the negative externalities of our capitalist economy and its effect on the environment. To address the current problems with the economy and the environment, we need to raise consciousness and educate, create and enforce fiscal and regulatory policies on the local and national level, and create international agreements that will lead to a sustainable global economy. We need to raise awareness to major problems such as ethical issues, exponential population growth (the multiplier effect) and the ecological problems causes by it, the feminization of poverty and the importance of educating …show more content…
In many societies, women are the teachers and many times the providers of the household, yet, they are usually the poorest and most uneducated people. This feminization is caused by regional restrictions on women in areas of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa. When women can’t get an education, they can’t get a financially secure job to provide for their children, and thus, it thrust women into this never-ending cycle of poverty. Studies show there is a correlation between high levels of poverty and high birth and infant mortality rates. If we are to fix the critical issues that causes a feminization of poverty, the solution is to educate women so that they can break the cycle of poverty. There are studies show the main cause of population growth is highly related to the lack of education for girls. Education would not only solve social justice issues, but also environmental issues. Educated females have less children and recently, there has been positive connections between educated and empowered females and increased financial prosperity within the …show more content…
By enacting these policies, we can move to a more sustainable economy.
Using fiscal and regulatory policies, governments can provide tax subsidies to corporations as incentives to move to renewable sources, tax products so they can reflect their environmental and human harm, – i.e. cigarettes – give tax breaks to individuals that use renewable sources of energy, (i.e. solar and wind power) and regulating coal and oil industries. Fiscal policies are powerful tools to entice people to support sustainable developments. These policies can include incentives such as giving tax breaks to people who buy hybrid and electric cars, those who insulate their houses with solar panels, and tax subsidies for corporations that implement sustainable policies. Using regulatory policies can manage the amount of carbon that is emitted into the atmosphere by coal industries and ensure they are making steps towards reducing their emission of carbon into the

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