Mapping Poverty

Educators, activists, social justice researchers, and others often discuss poverty as a construct. While poverty as a term is defined in various ways, it is more than a word. Poverty is a condition in which millions of people around the world find themselves, and as such it relates to human well-being as well as access to and consumption of resources and services. Through poverty mapping, nations, states, communities and villages, and organizations gain a practical image of concentrations of poverty, and they can use this information to develop strategically appropriate action plans to address the issues of particular microcosms. Further, the information gleaned from poverty maps provides an image of disparities across the globe.

Poverty statistics indicate how many individuals and families are unable to provide ...

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