Caribbean Studies Internal Assessment
(Poverty within the Caribbean)
Candidate Name: Akizar Bascombe
Name of School: Speyside Secondary School
Centre Number: 16055
Candidate Number: 160550049
Subject: Caribbean Studies
Name of Teacher: Mr Augustine
Statement of problem
What are the causes and effects of poverty and how does it impact on family life in the community of Betsy’s Hope, Tobago?
Table of contents
Acknowledgements 5 Introduction 6 Literature Review 8 Research Design 16 Presentation of Data 17 Analysis of Data 26 Discussion of Findings 28 Conclusions 29 Recommendations 30 Limitations 31 Appendix 32 Bibliography 37 Glossary of Terms 38
The accomplishment of my Internal Assessment would not have been possible without like to numerous persons. Firstly I extend immense thanks to God who was my constant guide during this process and for providing me with all the hope, strength and courage that I needed to carry out this tedious task. Secondly, heartfelt thanks to my mother who believed in me ensured I was financially steady and for me profoundly supporting me. Countless thanks to my Caribbean Studies teacher, Mr Augustine who played a major role in conveying the knowledge necessary for the embarking on the project. Special thanks to all my questionnaire respondents for the investing time and patience into responding to the survey. Finally, I give a warm sincere gratitude to my Parents for bestowing on me the motivational drive that was required and to my friends for their constructive criticism, which helped me in the long run.
Poverty is the description of lacking common necessities such as food, clothing, shelter and safe drinking water, all of which determine our quality of life. Poverty may affect individuals or groups and includes the lack of access to opportunities such as education and employment. Poverty is a lifelong phenomenon that has been with us from historical times and has transcended through generations. The word poverty canoes and undoable state which individuals or groups may be experiencing and need some assistance in changing. Many systems were implemented to assist in relating poverty e.g. money commission report and...
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