The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been running every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly assigned this day to promote awareness of the need to eliminate poverty in all countries.
Here on OpenLearn, we have collated a range of videos, content and free courses to help aid your understanding of poverty. Take a look at the FREE resources below.
The facts and figures on poverty often dont provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This free course, Poverty in Scotland, demonstrates the true impact of poverty on the people and places in Scotland through a series of essays that combine the statistics with stories of people who work in the field and those who live in poverty.Learn more ❯Poverty in Scotland
This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes referred to as PASH - Power and Agency, Scale and History, and programmes to promote livelihoods.Please note: This course contains several Flash activities which are no longer playable. These are being updated. This course can still be studied, but you may like to postpone your study for now if you would rather have the full experience.Learn more ❯Understanding international development
This free course, Social science and participation, looks at how social science investigates participation, and uses this topic to look in particular at how social science helps to enact social worlds. As you work through the course, you will see that social science enactment of participation is closely related to social science descriptions of, for example, voting or other citizenly practices, and related also to social science understandings of, for example, just how to define and evaluate poverty.Learn more ❯Social science and participation
Statistician magician, the late Hans Rosling shows you how to collate and animate the data of different countries in these short videos that depict our changing world.Watch now ❯Hans Rosling: How to compare countries using statistics
Tony Hirst and Hans Rosling introduce us to visualising development data and explore bar charts, line charts and scatter graphs.Watch now ❯An introduction to visualising development data
The language used to describe poverty in the UK has a vital bearing on how welfare policy is implemented, and how policies are perceived by the wider population. The strivers versus skivers debate has framed much of the Government's current discussion, and this is part of a process of demonisation of the working classes that has been evolving over the last 75 years. In addition, the stereotyping of class away from a purely economic definition has masked the obvious social divisions which are opening up. Owen Jones, the author of "Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class", and OU Senior Lecturer Gerry Mooney join Geoff Andrews of the OU in discussion.Listen nowThe Language of Poverty
Level: 1 Introductory