Does education ‘Eradicate’ or ‘Reduce’ poverty?

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  1. jenniferjohn

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    Poverty is a subject that is not only a big challenge for developing countries but all the developed countries too. Even after 99.99% literacy rate, they have not been able to fight with this. In an interview, Tony Blair’s education secretary, Mr. Major rightly said that we should continue our learning throughout our lives. He even marked that “The necessity for a ladder out of poverty is through education only.” Read http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/john-major-use-education-to-fight-poverty-9588788.html

    But my point of concern is that even after so much effort by the government & other organizations, why has poverty not been able to eradicate fully. Is it possible to do it or not? Or it can only be reduced and not eradicate fully? What other steps should be taken? What is your take on this? Do share.
     
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    Literacy is great, but it is different than knowing how to prosper. If I can read but can't do something valuable to make money, I'm still in poverty. So people need to increase their skills to contribute to society. And then the 2nd step after knowing how is the actual doing. It takes effort.
     
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    One is not a predictor of the other, really. Poverty is much more a function of governments' mishandling economic matters, creating barriers to trade and entrepreneurship, excessive taxation and then wasting those revenues on nonsense instead of firming up the business/technological infrastructure. Other factors contribute to poverty too, but education isn't enough to offset it.
     
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    Education is a long-term solution. Sadly, poverty keeps people enslaved in the short term and long term.

    When people don't have enough to eat or enough money to pay for medical help, etc, they find themselves quickly trapped in a never-ending cycle of working to pay for the necessities of life in a hand-to-mouth existence.

    Education takes a generation to effect change — and still, even then, it has to overcome business and political/economic systems that are geared to keep them trapped and distracted, in order to keep them from threatening the vested interests of those in power.

    There are good reasons why, despite the growth in education, the gap between the rich and poor in the world continues to escalate.

    I noticed a statistic in an article I read yesterday: the world's richest 85 individuals own more of the world's wealth than the 3.5 BILLION poorest people (half of the world's current population).

    That is an unsustainable imbalance. It is only made possible by corrupt socio/politico/economic systems.
     
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  5. Michael Leng

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    I think education is only one of many factors for step out of poverty. Even people have high education, but they are still unemployed; how they make money for their life. Future more if they have educated; but if they are passive. It's nothing.

    Education and endeavor are the main points that we have to consider in term of poverty reduction.
     
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    The rules of the land determine the prosperity of a nation. That's why some nations prosper and others do not. It depends on the system of government and the moral foundation of the society.
     
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    Today, without education we can not do Proper works with our fields. So to come over the Poverty and Eradication you have to take quality education to get success and earning more money. http://goo.gl/6hTpdE
     
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    Yes education can eradicate poverty . But it also depends on a person's desire ...if a person has a die hard desire to change & get over poverty then he will work for it .
     
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    some education, some skill and some luck. can make your life change.
     
  10. bburkeconsulting

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    it would be a stretch to suggest poverty could be eradicated. no matter a society's education level, it has to have the economy and opportunity to support --- otherwise a completely educated society could theoretically be poor....
     

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