Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Annotated Bibliography
[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Prepare: Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review the Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) and Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) web pages, and Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) and Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.) tutorials.
Reflect: Reflect back on the Week 1 discussion in which you shared with the class the global societal issue that you would like to further address. Explore critical insights that were shared by your peers and/or your instructor on the topic chosen and begin your search for scholarly sources with those insights in mind.
Please follow the prompt throughly….Poverty and income inequalityDiscussion post that leads to this assignment Poverty and inequality are a factor that exists in almost every developed culture around the world. Observing the development scene closely, one tends to notice an interesting shift over the few years. Currently, charity organizations such as the World Bank and Oxfam aim to end poverty and inequality. The argument of growth elasticity expounds that rising levels of inequality weakens the growth effects on the reduction of poverty (Nasir & Mridha, 2017). Research on poverty and inequality is essential to determine the correlation between the two. In order to improve and reduce poverty in America, there is a need to improve on the government policies. Additionally, the government should offer stable jobs that help the economy and those in need.There are two ways of thinking about the issue of inequality. The first option is all about the rich, and the second is about the poor. The second option is what matters. Income inequality in the US has dramatically increased in recent years. Poverty and inequality negatively impact low-income families (Hassan, Bukhari & Arshed, 2020). For instance, adults and children living in poverty experience worse health outcomes, such as increased mortality rates and increased risk of mental health conditions. Poverty also mounts considerable stress on the families, a primary contributing factor for interparental conflict (Hassan, Bukhari & Arshed, 2020). Conflict is a precursor for adverse child outcomes. Similarly, poverty causes housing overcrowding and instability that can affect family relationships.Nasir and Mridha (2017) established that income growth does not reduce poverty at a 1.37 per cent rate for a one per cent growth in income when inequality is constant. These findings established that to alleviate poverty, conditions of reducing the inequality gap have to be factored in.ContentServer.asp.pdf Download ContentServer.asp.pdf ReferenceHassan, M. S., Bukhari, S., & Arshed, N. (2020). Competitiveness, governance and globalization: What matters for poverty alleviation?. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 22(4), 3491-3518.Nasir, A. B. M., & Mridha, H. A. (2017). Does income inequality dampen growth effect on poverty? Evidence from the US county data. The Journal of Developing Areas, 51(4), 167-177.
- Thesis statement.
- Write a direct and concise thesis statement, which will become the solution to the problem that you will argue or prove in the Week 5 Final Paper. (A thesis statement should be a concise, declarative statement. The thesis statement must appear at the end of the introductory paragraph.)
- Annotated bibliography.
- Develop an annotated bibliography to indicate the quality of the sources you have read.
- Summarize in your own words how the source contributes to the solution of the global societal issue for each annotation.
- Address fully the purpose, content, evidence, and relation to other sources you found on this topic (your annotation should be one to two paragraphs long—150 words or more.
- Include no less than five scholarly sources in the annotated bibliography that will be used to support the major points of the Final Paper.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills by accurately interpreting evidence used to support various positions of the topic.