Poverty

Haylei Bell

"Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict." -- Kofi Annan

Causes of poverty

  • Change in country's economy

  • Lack of Money

  • Lack of education

  • Overpopulation

  • Epidemic (Aids and Malaria)

  • Environment problems (lack of rain)

Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere." — Kofi Annan

Global Poverty

  • 75% (3 billion people) of the world lives on $2.50 or less a day.

  • 1.3 billion people are in extreme poverty living on $1.25 or less a day.

  • 1 billion children worldwide live in poverty.

  • 22,000 children die everyday due to extreme poverty.

  • 1/4th of people in the world live without electricity (1.6 billion people)

  • 80% of people in the world live on $10 or less a day.

  • Hunger is the number 1 cause of death in the world killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit." — Eli Khamarov

Poverty in the United States

  • Poverty rate in is 15% (47 million people)

  • more than 30 million are growing up in poverty

  • Nearly 46.2 million americans are living in poverty

  • 40% of children living in poverty aren’t ready for schooling.

  • 15.5 million (21.1 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty.

  • 3 states with the highest poverty

-Mississippi 22.0%

-Arkansas 19.9%

-Louisiana 17.6%

"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime." — Aristotle,


Poverty in Mexico

  • Nearly 25 million Mexicans make less than $14 a day

  • 25% of the workforce is underemployed

  • over 5% million is unemployed.

  • poverty rate is 46.1 percent

  • The number of mexican people living in poverty has grown rapidly since 2006

  • Drug wars are one reason poverty has increased

  • around half the mexican population is living in poverty

  • around 10% of the population is living in extreme poverty.