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Editing Done to Remove Overlaps[edit]

The Poverty and Poverty reduction articles overlap in much of the strategic information presented in the reduction page. Therefore, the section on poverty reduction on the Poverty page will be shortened substantially to simple summaries of each topic area in order to remove the repetition of these sections. - Valerie.H.Le (talk) 08:22, 28 March 2011 (UTC) Poverty is often understood to be an essential element of renunciation in religions such as Buddhism (only for monks, not for lay persons)

This is not true it is simplicity that is an essential element to renunciation not poverty.Ask any Buddhist monk. They'll laugh if you say that poverty is an essential element because then it is obvious that all the poor people would attain nirvana easily. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 112.135.68.54 (talk) 07:10, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Using minimum resources for survival (with own wish) is different then living with no resources. Many saints (beggars in some term) choose this way to live and many will be surprise to know that those people (who choose that kind of life) are many times successful people in economic terms.

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all maps are outdated![edit]

all maps are between 2000 and 2006 and we are in 2012!!! how wikipédia want to be a example with articles so wrong!!!!the modern world change fast and 6 years from 2006 until 2012 too much things has changed wake up !! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.110.105.75 (talk) 18:48, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

If you have reliable sources, please go ahead and fix them. However you should consider that surveys such as censusses are generally only done once a decade in first world countries, in poorer countries such information could easily be even older than that. Roger (talk) 19:03, 24 May 2012 (UTC)


Changes to definitions of child poverty[edit]

It was mentioned on the Radio Four programme Today on June 14 2012 that the government in the United Kingdom are considering changing the definition of child poverty. If there are any developments here, we can keep an eye on them to help to update the article. ACEOREVIVED (talk) 08:38, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Homeless in United States graph[edit]

I had removed the graph once because the site link was broken. Now that site is working and therefore I am fine with it. I have clarified, for international context, what the term homeless includes in the United States per McKinney–Vento Homeless Act (the cited source confirms on page 86 that this is indeed the definition used). This definition is not the same in European Union, UNICEF / WHO / UN and per laws of individual developing countries. In addition to the graph, some more text in the sub-section to explain the situation and trend would be helpful and welcome. ApostleVonColorado (talk) 17:50, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

RfC[edit]

BulbBAn RfC: Which descriptor, if any, can be added in front of Southern Poverty Law Center when referenced in other articles? has been posted at the Southern Poverty Law Center talk page. Your participation is welcomed. – MrX 17:11, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Agricultural subsidies[edit]

One major issue that contributes to poverty are agricultural subsidies. One thing the WTO may wish to implement in the Doha rounds is making the use of agricultural subsidies for any country illegal in its entirety, or equalising them (rather than just lowering them). At present, each country subsidises his agricultural (or primary) sector by a country-specific percentage of the GDP. Developed countries subsidise their agriculture much more than developing countries, giving developed countries a unfair advantage. This is especially tragic as a far fewer percentage of the country's population in developed countries work in the primary sector than in developing countries. In addittion, it can also be considered unfair to the people in this developed country working in the secundairy and tertiary sector (as they are not subsidised). If the agricultural subsidies of all countries would be equalised, or scrapped in their entirity, this unfair advantage would disappear, and food would globally become more costly (which also reduces food waste).

add in article 109.130.177.248 (talk) 09:12, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Images from East[edit]

An IP from Philippines deleted an image of poverty in Philippines and was reverted. The IP did not explain why he deleted the image but there is no doubt that he/she was offended by it. Is there something wrong with the images in this page? Kiatdd (talk) 16:13, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Health issue?[edit]

Is the phenomenon of financial worries putting a severe burden on one's mental resources a health issue? The problem simply disappears when people no longer have reason to worry; it is not like some ailment or disability (unless you think that not being able to run while shackled qualifies as a disability). I think it is strange to put this under the heading of Health.  --Lambiam 21:40, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Political bias in article introduction[edit]

This sentence "The supply of basic needs can be restricted by constraints on government services such as corruption, tax avoidance, debt and loan conditionalities and by the brain drain of health care and educational professionals." implies that the supply of basic needs is provided solely through government services. At the very least it should include restrictions caused by governments (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price_ceiling#Real_world_examples) in order to remain neutral. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.170.248.11 (talk) 21:20, 16 April 2014 (UTC)