Who is Poor? (Or, how Slate Star Codex got poverty wrong.)

The Rabbit Warren

Guilt by Association

The First Irrelevance

The Second Irrelevance

  1. Inequality and marginalization
  2. Conflict
  3. Hunger, Malnutrition and Stunting
  4. Poor Healthcare Systems — especially for Mothers and Children
  5. Little or No Access to Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  6. Climate Change
  7. Lack of Education
  8. Poor Public Works and Infrastructure
  9. Lack of Government Support
  10. Lack of Jobs or Livelihood
  11. Lack of Reserves
  1. Being born into a poor household
  2. Debt
  3. Ill health and accidents
  4. Large families
  5. Disasters
  6. Migration from rural poverty
  7. Evictions
  8. Laziness
  9. Structural injustice, including lack of ID and credit access

Postscript to Poverty

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I live in the city because I got tired of living up the mountain.

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I live in the city because I got tired of living up the mountain.

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