Poverty and Society

Asked May 20, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

What are the effects of poverty on society as a whole?

Why should people who are financially stable care about the current poverty situation across the globe?

What are the root causes of poverty? How can we prevent it?

What can be done to help those currently struggling with poverty?

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1 Response

Hi. You asked some very interesting and thought provoking questions. To respond, several resources with research based information are:
US Department of Health and Human Services site http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/index.cfm
University of Michigan National Poverty Center http://www.npc.umich.edu/
The Institute of Research on Poverty in Wisconsin http://www.irp.wisc.edu/index.htm
University of California at Davis Center for Poverty Research http://poverty.ucdavis.edu/
Ruby Payne's "A Framework for Understanding Poverty" http://www.ahaprocess.com/who-we-are/dr-ruby-payne/

In Michigan, the Michigan League for Public Policy does some work on the topic of poverty http://www.mlpp.org/

Wishing you success at finding answers through these resources.