World-poverty.org Q&As :
You may find something you want in the answers given below to some of the questions asked of this site.
1. What motivates people to help reduce poverty ?
Some see poverty as harmful to those affected, and a few see it as harmful to society generally.
2. How does hunger affect a society ?
It harms and weakens those affected, it angers some, and it inspires a few to try to help.
3. Why is poverty and hunger still affecting people worldwide ?
Poverty like hunger is not a top priority of most governments, and they do not understand poverty problems well.
4. Is world poverty and hunger likely to improve in the near future ?
No. It is hard to foresee a significant improvement for poverty unless some big improvement in science and technology might greatly change society. Something like alien sci-fi science maybe ?
North East England poverty.
5. What are the poverty rates in the area ?
UK national welfare and national minimum wage systems mean limited absolute poverty, but still many suffer relative poverty and social exclusion. UK government statistics show around 20% of the population below its relative poverty line. North East England has long been one of the poorest regions with unemployment rates about 50% higher than England average, though recently improving a little.
6. What are the job problems in the area ?
Unemployment is currently somewhat high at around 10% and available jobs are mostly lower skill, seasonal or insecure. The workforce is also lower skilled.
7. What about homelessness in the area ?
UK government subsidised affordable housing helps limit homelessness, but larger towns generally have some homeless shelters for single homeless and refuge shelters for abused women with children.
8. What jobs are currently available in the area ?
Unemployment is somewhat high and available jobs are concentrated in the hotel, restaurant, sports and leisure, education, health, and social care sectors - and also opportunities for electricians, plumbers and building construction trades, drivers, nurses and trainers.
9. Is job-loss or home-loss more profound in the area ?
Generally unemployment is a bigger problem for many more people than homelessness in North East England now, but for much housing in the region its quality is below average.
10. How does the area compare on poverty ?
North East England is one of the poorest regions with unemployment rates about 50% higher than England average, and minimum wage jobs predominant. However house prices and rents are lower also.
11. How many children are in poverty in the area ?
UK government statistics show around 20% of the population below its relative poverty line, and about 30% of children, and North East England numbers are higher..see eg. Child Poverty Action Group