QUESTIONS 1. Describe in general the issue that is being debated: 2. Read two or more perspectives on this argument from both sides (support minimum wage increase, oppose minimum wage increase)
QUESTIONS 1. Describe in general the issue that is being debated:
2. Read two or more perspectives on this argument from both sides (support minimum wage increase, oppose minimum wage increase) and describe the authors perspectives on raising the minimum wage to reduce poverty and inequality.
3. Analyze the evidence that each author uses to support his/her thesis: What types of evidence are used? Does the evidence support his or her thesis?
4. Evaluate the qualification of the authors: What bias might the authors have?
5. Discuss your opinion on this topic: Do you agree or disagree with the authors?
6. Why? REFERENCE ARTICLES What’s Best AT Reducing Poverty? An Examination of the Effectiveness of the 2007 Minimum Wage Increase. http://www.epionline.org/study/r124/ Can Raising the Minimum Wage Reduce Poverty and Hardship? https://www.epionline.org/studies/can-raising-the-minimum-wage-reduce-poverty-and-hardship/ The Impact of a $9.80 Federal Minimum Wage. https://www.epionline.org/studies/the-impact-of-a-9-80-federal-minimum-wage/ Is There Consensus in Favor of Wage Mandates? https://www.epionline.org/studies/r142/ 2 Parties Place Political Focus on Inequality, by Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/us/politics/republicans-move-to-reclaim-poverty-fighting-mantle.html?hpw&rref=politics&_r=0 http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/12/04/5-facts-about-the-minimum-wage/ http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/08/who-makes-minimum-wage/ From the Center for America Progress: Http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/religion/report/2013/12/10/80780/real-family-values-raising-the-federal-minimum-wage/ Http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/labor/news/2013/12/03/80222/raising-the-minimum-wagel-would-help-not-hurt-our-economy/
World poverty has been on a steady decrease for years – and that’s great news. As an international community, we’ve worked together to learn many of the best solutions to poverty.
But globally, extreme poverty is expected to rise in 2021 for the first time in more than two decades. The World Bank forecast that in 2021, severe poverty would increase to between 143 million and 163 million people. Even here in Canada, poverty rates are on the rise.
Why is this happening? Because threats like a global pandemic can compound the impact of conflict, climate change and debt. Not only can the impacts of the coronaviruses slow poverty reduction progress – they can reverse it.
As we consider rising poverty, it’s important to remember this: we can reverse the trend. True, an average of 3.1 million babies and young children die from malnutrition each year. But malnutrition – like many aspects of poverty – is preventable.
In this article, we’ll share eight ways to help reduce poverty. You’ll find something here that speaks to you – no matter your values. We’ll offer you simple ways to get involved, saving lives and protecting futures. How to end poverty? Together.
Below are eight effective solutions to poverty:
Here’s a sense of what can happen in the life of a family in an impoverished region, without education:
Imagine what might have been different, had this girl been able to stay in school. A better job for higher pay – or even university. She could have given back in her community and provided more effectively for her own children.
When seeking ways to reduce poverty, World Vision: