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These are some [[conversation questions]] about [[poverty]]:
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*How would you define poverty? What do you think causes it?
 
*How would you define poverty? What do you think causes it?
 
*Is poverty relative?  Would people who are considered poor in one society be considered rich in another?
 
*Is poverty relative?  Would people who are considered poor in one society be considered rich in another?
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*It is often said that the rich are growing richer, and the poor are growing poorer.  Do you agree?  If so, why is it happening?
 
*It is often said that the rich are growing richer, and the poor are growing poorer.  Do you agree?  If so, why is it happening?
 
*Do you think that globally eliminating poverty could be possible?  Is there enough money in the world?
 
*Do you think that globally eliminating poverty could be possible?  Is there enough money in the world?
 
=== Homelessness ===
 
*Are there many homeless people in your country?
 
*Does the government help them in any way?  Do you think the government should help them?
 
*Under what circumstances should the government help people?
 
*How do you feel when you see people who live on the street?
 
*Do you think that people who live on the street are to blame for their situation?
 
*Have you ever had a conversation with a homeless person?  What did they tell you?  What would you expect them to tell you?
 
*Should the government/local authorities provide free housing for homeless people?
 
*How would your life change if you lost your home?
 
*How would you spend your time if you became homeless?
 
  
 
===Child labour===
 
===Child labour===
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*How common do you think child labour is?
 
*How common do you think child labour is?
 
*Do you know of any cases, i.e. countries/companies that use child labour?
 
*Do you know of any cases, i.e. countries/companies that use child labour?
*Do you think that globally eliminating child labour is possible? Why/why not?  
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*Do you think that globally eliminating child labour is possible? Why/why not?
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*Do you believe slavery and child labor are the same?
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=== Homelessness ===
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*Do you think homelessness is a big problem?
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*Are there many homeless people in your country?
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*Does the government help them in any way?  Do you think the government should help them?
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*Under what circumstances should the government help people?
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*How do you feel when you see people who live on the street?
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*Do you think that people who live on the street are to blame for their situation?
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*Have you ever had a conversation with a homeless person?  What did they tell you?  What would you expect them to tell you?
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*Should the government/local authorities provide free housing for homeless people?
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*How would your life change if you lost your home?
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*How would you spend your time if you became homeless?
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*How will you feel if you were homeless?
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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These are some conversation questions about poverty:

  • How would you define poverty? What do you think causes it?
  • Is poverty relative? Would people who are considered poor in one society be considered rich in another?
  • Do you think it's possible to eradicate poverty in the world? In your country?
  • Would it be mathematically possible to ensure that nobody earns less than the average wage?
  • Which of the following factors do you think are most effective in the fight against poverty? Why/why not?
    • Debt relief
    • Development aid
    • Economic growth
    • Empowering women
    • Fair trade
    • Good governance
    • Import substitution and export industries
    • Land redistribution
    • Microloans
  • Do you think that it is a government's responsibility to provide welfare assistance or should it be the responsibility of charities? Why?
  • It is often said that the rich are growing richer, and the poor are growing poorer. Do you agree? If so, why is it happening?
  • Do you think that globally eliminating poverty could be possible? Is there enough money in the world?

Child labour[edit]

  • At what age do you think people should start working?
  • If you have children, at what age would you accept that they could go to work? If they want to? If they don't want to?
  • Can you think of any jobs that are more suitable for young people?
  • Are there any jobs that you think children should not do?
  • How common do you think child labour is?
  • Do you know of any cases, i.e. countries/companies that use child labour?
  • Do you think that globally eliminating child labour is possible? Why/why not?
  • Do you believe slavery and child labor are the same?

Homelessness[edit]

  • Do you think homelessness is a big problem?
  • Are there many homeless people in your country?
  • Does the government help them in any way? Do you think the government should help them?
  • Under what circumstances should the government help people?
  • How do you feel when you see people who live on the street?
  • Do you think that people who live on the street are to blame for their situation?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with a homeless person? What did they tell you? What would you expect them to tell you?
  • Should the government/local authorities provide free housing for homeless people?
  • How would your life change if you lost your home?
  • How would you spend your time if you became homeless?
  • How will you feel if you were homeless?

See also[edit]