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Sean Amos

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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Mar 22, 2007

Poverty is the root of all the problems that are experienced by most people, unless you are psyschotic, which could be probably genetically attained.
My point is poverty has contributed to lotsa problems, including HIV/AIDS scourge spread. Its poverty that's making women go to prostitution, its poverty that contributes to illeteracy and its mental poverty that contributes to unexplainable acts in the society. What more can i say?


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Mar 31, 2007

smile yes it does quite obvious but what should i do i am not able to get any job. not even amongst my own people. strange any suggestion how can i place myself to earn money.
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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 3, 2007

I think it's becauses of the person not having a proper salary which leaves them with no income to support their needs. But in some cases people still make it and still maintain the same lifestyle they had already had.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 3, 2007

its a vicious circle.umployment breeds poverty.poverty makes sustainance of family life difficult bringing in stress and making life of future gemeration difficult.the rot can be stemmed by gianfull employment that makes both ends meet and also help in saving for the rainy day.its very difficult to breal the trap.the sudden changes in economyalso bring in umployment.Ex-liberlisation of India in 1991 brought MNC's and suddenly the scale of business became big that curbed and slowly killed small scale industries (small factory owners could survive the competition and bowed out).At the same time no new enterpenurial opportunity didnt open elsewhere.this made sweeping changes in many uppermiddle calss households in India.It coupled with global depression of nineties prove to be a death knell for samll sacle industries.now the erstwhile factory owners have become involved in service sector. many are still
lagging behind.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 6, 2007

Obviously it certainly is one of the causes of poverty. As many have said on this thread it is a vicious cycle. When you have no resources and just getting water each day is a struggle, where do you begin?

I have been in places of extreme poverty and the people were happy. Well I would say they were happy in regards to western culture.

If 'we' in the west looked at our compulsion and turned it to compassion the poverty level may decrease.

One other note in some of my locations poverty is a direct cause of terrorism. But that's another discussion.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 12, 2007

I think that the poverty is a clear consequence of unemployment. I am curious though, are we thinking of unemployment as an individual decision that changes our economy or as an issue that the goverment needs to get involved in?

This post was edited on: 2007-04-12 at 10:49 AM by: EconRams13


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 12, 2007

If you do not have a job, you will not be making money. Unemployment will indefenitley lead to poverty, although even when employed you can still be in poverty. Tthere will always be those who have never experienced poverty while others who are below the poverty line, it is absolutley impossible to eradicate poverty.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 12, 2007

I beleive that unemployment is a major factor in causing poverty, yet there are other factors. There are many jobs at minimum wage that people have and they are still poor. Such as fast food or Walmart. In the book nickle and dimed it is about a woman who works multiple minimum wage jobs and she is barely able to live. If a person was to only have one minimum wage job they would not be able to live. So i feel that unemployment can cause poverty but it is not the sole factor.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 13, 2007

My understanding of employment(you can correct me) is doing something to provide for yourself-and not necessarily meaning working for somebody else. If you had any particular talent or skill using it to provide your basic necessities is employment. Each one of us has different abilities and even if we don't become millionaires overnight by using them sometimes we can still make ends meet. So lack of employment to me IS a cause of poverty.
I look at it this way,in a family of extremely poor means,if parents comfortably just sat at home unwilling to at least try and do anything to provide the basic necessities for the family, it would probably be regarded as a great achievement or miracle if their children managed to climb higher up the social ladder, even through marriage let alone work. However if the same parents had tried to find some gainful employment to enable the children to gain some skill/education then the children would be slightly better off than the parents in trying to find their employment. And if these children took it upon themselves to try as hard as they could by this employment, to give themselves and their kids a better life, then their children would be better off than they were and the 'opposite-of-vicious' cycle continues with their children and their children's children. I have seen something like this happening where I come from and I know it works.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Apr 17, 2007

what should be done to create more employment issues for the needy? I think it is corporate world and every one has the right to live so every one who is in need should be given employment opportunity to work out thier living standards. but without competition. competition is something that everyone cannot afford to live with. Either a person can be in competition on personal basis or in competition with one corporation with another. Comment.
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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
May 12, 2007

I think that unemployment does cause poverty, but at the same time there are many jobs out there paying minimum wages, and a person can not support themselves living on minimum wage. In the book "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author takes a number of minimum wage jobs and finds it extremely difficult to get by. She also found herself with less energy and was more prone to getting sick, and her minimum wages did not allow her to pay for the proper medicine needed.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
May 24, 2007

Responding to Pallavi:
It seems like you have a very socialist view for an economy. I beleive that this would not be affective. I beleive that capitalism is good for the poor. It gives anyone an oppurtunity to move up in life. Although it makes it harder to start up a buisness because of competetion it is easier to work your way up in the corporate world. If you were in a socialist economy everyone would have the same jobs and receive the same wages. The problem with this is no one is motivated to work hard because there is never the option of having a raise or being promoted. Thats why i beleive that Capitalism is good for the poor because it makes people want to work hard so they can work there way up. As for the poor Capitalism is the fastest way to becoming wealthy.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Aug 2, 2007

It doesn't because their are many people who are unemployed bt,to keep themselves busy they have opened their own businesses.
what leads to poverty is lack of creativity and also implementation.A person may have an idea bt,if he/she doesn't know hw to implement it it's a problem.

This post was edited on: 2007-08-02 at 09:45 AM by: Connie Wokuri


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Aug 30, 2007

New to the boards and sites but on visisting this borad on poverty I`ve got to say how amazed I am at the level of conformity in thought.

Give the unemployed a job and all will be fixed is an example of the depravity of this mind set. The situation has moved beyond that piont as Globalisation can move those few companies that do produce to where ever without consequence.

Those few companies produce the goods for the majority - hence no employment so the question is where do the rest of the worlds population gain jobs?

We have to start thinking differently about what work archives and build a system around it which will also serve to eradicate poverty.

Does unemployment cause poverty? Yes it does under the present system!


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Feb 14, 2010

according to my point of view unemployment always is root cause for poverty


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