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Ways to Stop Child Poverty
“Child Poverty”

Each country has its own definition of the poverty line, or the minimum annual income necessary for an adequate standard of living. In developed countries such as the United States, this is relatively high. However, for billions of other people around the world, living in poverty means living on an income of approximately one dollar a day. This condition affects not only adults, but the children in their care as well. More than half of the children living in developing countries have a severe deprivation of one basic human need and over one third of the children in these countries are living in conditions of absolute poverty in which basic human needs are not being met, including the need for adequate food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education, information, and access to social services. The Millennium Development Goals articulated in 2000 by the United Nations address these issues with the hope of severely reducing poverty by the year 2015 (United Nations, 2006). However, although progress is being made toward meeting these goals in many areas, other areas still show little or no progress. Much more work is still needed. Poverty cannot be completely eradicated, as it largely caused by human factors. Over the past years there has been a lot of Poverty Alleviation Programs designed to break the cycle of poverty in many households and communities in the world. The result is remarkable, but there is still a lot to be done. Poverty alleviation involves the strategic use of tools such as education, economic development, health and income redistribution to improve the livelihoods of the world’s poorest by governments and internationally approved organizations. They also aim at removing social and legal barriers to income growth among the poor. Quality education empowers people to take…...

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