jueves, febrero 01, 2007

POVERTY IN THE FIRST WORLD. Inés

It may seem that poverty is strictly related to the third world, but actually it hasn’t been solved even in the most developed countries. An example of this, is the recent phenomenon in France of the large group of people without a home known as “les enfants de Don Quijote.”

One of the causes of poverty is discrimination, which exists all over the world. In developped contries, education is free and obligatory for everyone under 17, but afterwards it is really hard for certain people to get a job, so they can’t improve their lives; and even if they manage to get a job, there is also “in-work poverty”, resulting from the difficulties to find a full time job or the low wages. This situation is more often in families of more than two dependers and only one earner.

As we can see, poverty is a problem all over the world. That makes me wonder whether it’s not a problem of the humankind itself, and so, impossible to solve.

Inés

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