World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms

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Some 2.5 billion human beings live in severe poverty, deprived of such essentials as adequate nutrition, safe drinking water, basic sanitation, adequate shelter, literacy, and basic health care. One third of all human deaths are from poverty-related causes: 18 million annually, including over 10 million children under five. However huge in human terms, the world poverty problem is tiny economically. Just 1 percent of the national incomes of the high-income countries would suffice to end severe poverty worldwide. Yet, ...

World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms 2008, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745641447

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