Mississippi Delta Poverty
Nevertheless, it is strange that the population of this region has been going down while other …show more content…
They help in defining what the study seeks to achieve. In this study, the primary aim is to create an understanding of the current status of poverty in the United States with a special focus on the Mississippi Delta region. The following are the specific research objectives for the study.
• To determine the level of poverty in the Mississippi Delta
• To determine whether poverty in Mississippi is structural or systemic
• To explain why the Mississippi Delta is still struggling with …show more content…
In 1981, this region had about 80 percent of its population living below the poverty line. However, this changed significantly in 2012 where only 7.2 percent of the region’s population lives in absolute poverty. South Asia has also registered good improvement in the fight against absolute poverty. In 1981, about 58 percent of its population lived in absolute poverty. This was significantly reduced to 18.7% in 2012. People’s Republic of China has recorded the highest decline in absolute poverty over the last three decades. It is estimated that over 753 million people living in China moved above the poverty line of living on $ 1.9 a day. In the same period, the world recorded a reduction of people living below the poverty line by 1.1 billion people. It means that China alone accounted for more than half the word’s total population who crossed from absolute