What Are Some of the Effects of Poverty on Societies?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 4, 2020 9:36:01 AM ET
effects-poverty-societies
Rajarshi MITRA/CC-BY 2.0

Some of the effects of poverty on societies include high infant and child mortality rates, illiteracy, malnutrition, homelessness and susceptibility to violence. According to the World Bank, 100 million people were at risk from increased poverty in 2008. Global poverty is often measured by the data collected on life expectancy and child mortality.

Advertisement