Poverty: A Socio-economic Disease and Causative Agent of Numerous Socio-economic Diseases

Babalola, Sikiru Jimoh and Mohd, Saidatulakmal (2017) Poverty: A Socio-economic Disease and Causative Agent of Numerous Socio-economic Diseases. In: Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS) 2017. School of Social Sciences, USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 324-327. ISBN 9789671544013

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    Abstract

    The overall objective of this paper is to point out that poverty is a disease as well as a host to many social economic diseases. A navigation through the literature reveals that despite reported mixed findings of the effect of poverty on some socio-economic problems, it is still one of the leading causes of such problems. Thus, the need to channel a lot of resources and efforts towards combating it becomes compelling for two broad reasons. First, tackling poverty properly will indirectly reduce many vices confronting both developing and developed countries. Such problems include, but not limited to terrorism, robbery, corruption, social unrest, among others.Second, it is economically rational to commit adequate resources to tackle poverty now with a view to indirectly conserving resources for future development projects.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Koleksi Penganjuran Persidangan (Conferences Collection) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Depositing User: Puan Sukmawati Muhamad
    Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 08:53
    Last Modified: 30 May 2018 08:53
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/40635

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