Social Inequality in the Us and Canada

Social Inequality in the Us and Canada

Авторы: Пичков Олег Борисович ЧИТАТЬ PDF
Pichkov O.B. Social Inequality in the Us and Canada / O.B. Pichkov, International Trends (Mezhdunarodnye protsessy). Volume 2. No. 2 (3). 2016. — p. 85–92

In 1949 in his inaugural address Harry Truman claimed that «more than half the people in the world are living in conditions approaching misery. For the first time in history, humanity possesses the knowledge and skill to relieve the suffering of those people». However, the problem is still pressing regardless of ambitious expectations and attempts made by the global community to reduce poverty. According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs survey, about 1,2 billion people in the world are still living in

extreme poverty despite the significant progress of humanity in combating this social phenomenon.

It would be reasonable to assume that poor and developing states should follow the lead of the developed USA and Canada, but according to surveys, the issues of poverty and social inequality are high on the agenda in these countries.

The article aims to study poverty as well as the approaches used by Washington and Ottawa to resolve internal social contradictions concerning increased social inequality and the plights of the poor. Apart from that, the article concentrates on the history and transformations of the approaches, used by the governments of these states to reduce poverty and improve living standards. The author concludes that the issue remains unresolved regardless of the efforts made by authorities of abovementioned states and it requires a comprehensive approach from the global community.

Ключевые слова: problem of poverty; social inequality; the USA, Canada, world economy
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