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Putting poverty into perspective

by | Mar 5, 2011 | Poverty: Analysis and Responses

Poverty statistics in a one minute video presentation which puts poverty in the developed world into perspective. This video offers a simplified and visually engaging way to think about global poverty as the distance between the 231 peope who live in “Povertyville” (avg yearly income = $440), 265 live in “Slumtown” (avg yearly income = $1,490), 33 live in “Low Income City” (avg yearly income = $5,440), 92 live in “Pleasanttown” (avg yearly income = $28,600), and the remaining 5 people (<1% of the world’s population) earn an average of $60,000 per year. This is a similar method to looking at other global demographics depicted in this video based on of world population represented by 100 people. There are many other such startling presentations found at “The Sociological Cinema

Reflections:

  • Is there any statistic that you think people should be paying more attention to?
  • How hard is it to see the persons beyond the statistic?
  • Have you ever been misled by statistics?

 

 

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