SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries Week 1 Discussion 1

“The Other Half”  Please respond to the following:

  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • According to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), over one billion people in the world today are caught in the poverty trap. Identify key economic, social, or political reasons why some people within the developing world live on $1 a day. Next, determine at least three (3) possible economic, social, or political steps that developing countries overall can take to extricate their poor citizens from this dilemma.
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According to UNESCO, there is no international definition of poverty and every country has their threshold of deprivation that qualifies for poverty (UNESCO, n.d.). However, extreme poverty is defined economically as living below a dollar per day. In the …

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