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International Measurements of Womens Poverty and Capability Approach
This paper attempts to evaluate international poverty measurements using the capability approach developed by Nobel Prize winning economist and philosopher Amartya Sen. Capabilities measurements of poverty are better suited ...
Chinese Economic Reform and the Growth of Inequality
This paper examines the effects of Chinese economic reforms on poverty: first, by considering the net reduction of poverty as measure by the $1/day measure; second, by analyzing the trend toward income disparity. Income ...
Family Formation Among Single Mothers in Jamaica
This paper considers the severity of the problem of teenage pregnancy as a development issue in Jamaica.
The Jurisprudence and Impact of Affirmative Action
For decades the debate over affirmative action has been hard fought across the United States. From courtrooms and chatrooms to legislative halls to college halls people have fought over whether race, class, or other ...
Justice and Transformation: Examining the Value of Socio-Economic Rights in Transformative Constitutions
This paper sets out to assess the value of socio-economic rights in the transformative constitutions of resource rich, post-trauma nations. In the interest of revealing assumptions and biases at the outset, the question ...
Rethinking Income Guarantees: Proposal for a Tiered Income Maintenance Program in the United States
Accordingly, this paper pursues the defense of a tiered income maintenance scheme in earnest and proceeds as follows. First, it outlines Philippe Van Parijs's iteration of a basic income and steps through the economic and ...
Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation
The purpose of this paper is to argue that there is tremendous potential through CSR (corporate social responsibility) to improve the relations between the private and public spheres of society. It is from the actions of ...
Bound: How Elimination of Forced Labor Will Reduce Poverty
In Part I, this paper will illustrate the presence of forced labor in the U.S. and globally. Part II will introduce current laws and mechanisms in place for fighting forced labor, and examine their efficacy, or lack thereof, ...
Mental Health in the face of Cultural Beliefs: A case study from Uganda
In addition to limited resources, the mentally ill in Uganda suffer stigma and discrimination that is exacerbated by the existing cultural and religious beliefs as well as the legal structures. These conditions have deprived ...
Stop Punishing the Victim: Decriminalization as an Alternative to Legalizing Prostitution
This paper discusses why legalizing prostitution is not the best approach to protecting prostitutes, specifically the poorest ones who enter prostitution only when faced with no other options. Decriminalization of selling ...