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Poverty as a Big Economic Problem in the World

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There are increased crimes in societies with poverty. Research has shown that an increase in poverty is directly proportional to that of a number of crimes. Lack of balance in possession, and lack of satisfaction in what an individual’ s possessions give results in some of the individuals trying to balance their life by stealing possessions from other people. This has been viewed as a social evil to the society that people live in, as there is fear that what has been begun as an investment. [World Bank, 2001] Fear has made most of these people not to invest and the delay, plus the failure has led to the misuse of the finances.

Crimes come about when the people have no funds for survival or to live on yet they have no means to do that. This has made some of the people to get their living through crooked methods like breaking in properties, killing others and so on. Poverty results to women and child abuse. Child abuse results from the need to get finances at all levels. The children are married at a very tender age even to old men, especially the girl child.

The exchange of this is to get finances as dowry, which will help the poor live one more day. The now wives are misused in the families where they are married through hard labour and bearing of many children. In addition to this, the children are employed at an early age and the funds are collected by the parents on behalf of them. They are used as instruments to get rich and, therefore, the parents make sure they get many children so that they can work for them and work in their fields as well.

Women are taken as instruments of sex and satisfaction or reducing the idleness levels, which are in these regions. In some of the cases the men forget their roles and leave the women to perform the roles of raising their children alone due to the pressure that they face as the funds and jobs are lacking. Debt pressures are at great heights due to poverty. This is seen both from the individual perspective and also from the national angle.

Poverty in a country makes it vulnerable to other countries and, therefore, takes loans so as to be able to carry out development activities in their home country.  

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