Poverty And Social Inequalities

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Since the inception of social class, social inequalities have been relatively developed around the world. Such development formed and widened the gap between social classes, namely high, middle and lower one, primarily in developed nations. Poverty, a consequence of this socio-economic development has resulted one of the global issues. Some people who gain more benefits from the society are more affluent, while the others, especially those who are left under the ‘poverty line’ are defined as the destitute. The destitute refers to the ‘disadvantaged’ or the ‘homeless’ who have potentially become a social burden. The destitute could also be categorized in two groups. Firstly, those who are able to work, for instance the jobless, the underprivileged, …show more content…
Therefore, the government is liable for the care and welfare of its citizens, notably of the destitute, as well as their safety in order to prevent possible social problems. This support can be divided into two types of services. Short-term service aims to provide the basic needs for the destitute by giving food stamps, basic shelter, primary healthcare, living wage, and basic livelihood skills. Long-term service is to offer those with working abilities vocational training, for example barber, tailor, and cooking skills, and to offer their children chances to access tertiary education in either public or community schools. This group can effectively be trained with some working skills to increase employment opportunities and finally get rid of poverty. The reason that the government needs to provide the care for the poor is to lessen social problems. The underprivileged people tend to have higher potential to commit crime. The poverty could also lead to family problems such as cyclical poverty over generations, child malnutrition and even big social issues ranging from drug addiction and smuggling to war and …show more content…
There are a number of NGOs that are designated to directly provide the destitute with care and welfare, for humanitarian purpose. They may provide some basic needs for the poor such as food, basic healthcare, but they mainly focus on sustainable support. This long-term support, like professional training and offering employment opportunities can help them to be self-sufficiency. In addition, the NGOs have worked closely with communities, so they have a strong local partnership network, even in remote areas. Also, the NGO funding efforts are from philanthropy or in forms of charitable donations from either businesses or individuals. Rationally, they get not only funds from people to support people, but they also voluntarily promote the community knowledge and understanding on poverty. Therefore, they tend to be community-advocated, less-corrupted and well-organized. In spite of the support by NGOs, the impoverished should be accountable to themselves because it’s useless to care for ones who are not self-care, for example those with drug addiction, alcoholism. For the people with working abilities should be self-believed and self-motivated that, regardless the outsource services, it is only them that can take themselves out of the cycle of

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