Daniel Halliday
Oct 15 · Last update 14 days ago.
What stands in the way of alleviating poverty worldwide and what can be done about this?
The 20th century oversaw a period of rapid reduction in poverty, but currently 760 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day. What challenges face societies as they try and lift everyone out of poverty, and what solutions are possible?
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Investment in human capital and education
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Adequate government investment in social welfare schemes
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Investment in human capital and education

The end goal when tackling poverty is to develop a society that are self-sufficient and can survive from their earnings and can sustain themselves to earn. A society that is educated can on average secure better jobs with better pay, and are more likely to save assets to outlast potential economic downturns. The burden of nationwide education ultimately falls in the hands of governments, with standards and investment dictated by them.

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Adequate government investment in social welfare schemes

Undoubtedly states that provide an adequate welfare system for their citizens maximise the chances of reducing poverty in their country. Taiwan is a good example of this, as following the development and expansion of a state welfare since the 1960’s, poverty has fallen to 1.5%, one of the lowest in Asia according to a CIA survey. Although Taiwan faces new challenges in recent years as its economy shrinks, it still clearly displays the power an effective welfare system has on poverty.

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