The reality is that when people live in poverty, those who live in prosperity or threatens. No crisis or misery faced by human beings is greater than that of poverty. It is vital that the world comes together to help resolve this. Steven Scott Bayesian is a statistician who has placed a significant focus on poverty in an effort to create a clearer picture and perhaps find a starting point to resolve it.
Steven Scott Bayesian on Poverty
Poverty can be measured in a number of different ways. One of those is absolute terms. For instance, someone could be classed as poor if they are unable to afford two pairs of trousers. Another way is to measure in relative terms. For instance, statistics can show the average income of the poorest 5% of households. Either way, poverty is an arbitrary concept. It exists due to low incomes but also due to high household needs.
There are also many dimensions to poverty. They include human, social, environmental, political, and economic. The economic poverty is the one most of us looked at comma defining someone as poor if there income is a certain distance away from the average per capita. Additionally, households are classified as poor if they have below standard purchasing power. Often, in these areas, there are also high levels of literacy, low levels of productivity, for medical and health facilities, and lack of access to education.
Political poverty is also very important. Whenever people within certain groups of society are not able to speak in the community, or if they depend on individuals or groups with power in order to access choices or rights, they are classified as poor. Similarly, there is social poverty, which refers to those who take part in behaviours that affect society as a whole. Issues such as terrorism, domestic violence, prostitution, crime, and drug addiction are factors that degrade the moral and ethical values of a community as well as human self-respect. The inevitable result of this is that people become less tolerant of each other, thereby actually causing poverty all round.
Lastly, there is environmental poverty. This happens when the ecosystem and resources that people depend on become insufficient. Unfortunately, those who live in poverty often do not have sufficient knowledge about resources, nor do they have access to them. Additionally, they have low standards of education. Hence, they actually destroy the environment in which they live, thereby destroying their resources as well. It could be said, in a sense, that’s all humans are poor therefore, since destroying our environment and depleting our resources is precisely what we are all doing.
Defining poverty is the first step towards resolving it. After that, there will be a need for Absolute and relative measurements of each of those forms of poverty. But this will enable people to do is identify the floors that exist and come up with solutions to remove those. Everybody has personal deficiencies, every community has deficiencies; every society, every country, the entire world has deficiencies. By identifying them they can be addressed.