Poverty is a state where an individual does not have enough income, which can help with a person’s needs. The poverty may affect social, economic and political elements. Absolute poverty is complete lack of means which can meet the necessary to meet the basic personal needs for food, clothing and shelter. The threshold of absolute poverty is defined always, which can allow one to get access to independent of the person’s permanent locations.
Relative poverty is when a person cannot meet a minimum level of living standards at the same time and place. The threshold at which they can vary from one country to another which can help the society grow—a person who cannot afford to house better than small tents in open fields. There are many governments and non-governmental organisations to help reduce poverty, but the changes are very slow. Here are a few facts about poverty and education, which can shock people.
- It is estimated that 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
- 80% of the world population where poverty is increasing the income differentials are widening.
- The poorest 40% of the world’s population accounts for 5% of the global income. The richest are among the 20% account for three-quarters of world incomes.
- According to UNICEF, 22000 children die each day which is caused by poverty.
- Around 27-28% of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted. There are many regions in South Asia, and Sub-Saharan African are accountable for the bulk deficit.
- Based on the data, 72 million children of primary schools ages which in development of the world in schools 2005. Around 57% of them where girls and these are optimistic numbers in more optimistic numbers.
- There are nearly a billion people in the 21st century who are unable to read.
- There is less than one per cent of the money spent on education which is spent on weapons.
- Infectious diseases affect the poor all around the world. It is 40 million people who are living with HIV and AIDS with more than 3 million deaths.
- There are 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water which also includes less access to basic sanitation.
- People who survive with a lack of access to clean water live on less than $2 a day.
- There are 443 million schools every day which has to deal with water-related illnesses.
- Millions of women spend their day collecting water.
- Half of the people living in developing countries are facing health problems which is caused by water and sanitation.
- Sub Saharan Africa can lose about 5% of its GDP on aiding flows and debt relief in the area affected.