I notice that people always say that people in other countries are living in poverty.But are they really?It seems like everyone wants them to live up to our standards.But really,our standards are high.Just because they don't get to drive around in fancy cars and live in big houses doesn't necessarily mean they they are living in poverty.What do you think about this?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on May. 13, 2009 in Money & Work
Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by evwsquared at 2:54 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by Christina807 at 6:17 PM on May. 13, 2009
An interesting read is the wikipedia entry on poverty, which tries to define how you measure poverty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty. For example, it says "Poverty is usually measured as either absolute or relative (the latter being actually an index of income inequality). Absolute poverty refers to a set standard which is consistent over time and between countries. An example of an absolute measurement would be the percentage of the population eating less food than is required to sustain the human body (approximately 2000-2500 calories per day for an adult male)."
Answer by evwsquared at 7:45 PM on May. 13, 2009
Answer by homealone_10 at 8:21 PM on May. 13, 2009
Not having food, shelter and or living in circumstances that promote disease and/or are dangerous, lacking basic medical care.
Barely staying out of abject poverty, but able to do so.
Not having what others around you have. Lack most of one's "wants", but also missing things that would make life easier and would allow one to be more productive.
Even more seroius than lacking cable T.V. and a cell phone!
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:43 AM on May. 14, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:44 AM on May. 14, 2009