ERIC Number: ED416173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Causes of Hunger: Hunger 1995. Fifth Annual Report on the State of World Hunger.
Cohen, Marc J., Ed.
This comprehensive report shows how hunger is interrelated with other social ills, including powerlessness, violence, poverty, environmental destruction, and discrimination. More than a billion people are too poor to afford an adequate diet and other essential of life such as health care, housing, sanitation, safe water, and education. In the United States, an estimated 30 million people cannot afford to buy enough food to maintain good health. The report shows how thousands of private organizations and millions of individuals are helping hungry people in the United States and worldwide. The report contains two essays for an overview of the problem of hunger and seven other essays on various aspects of the hunger problem. Essays include: (1) "Introduction: The Courage to Choose" (Richard A. Hoehn); (2) "Overview of World Hunger" (Peter Uvin; Marc J. Cohen; A Cecilia Snyder; Richard A. Hoehn; Maureen Harris); (3) "Cause 1: Powerlessness and Politics" (Marc J. Cohen); (4) "Cause 2: Violence and Militarism" (Daniel U.B.P. Chelliah; (5) "Cause 3: Poverty in a Global Economy" (Don Reeves); (6) "Cause 4: Population, Consumption, and Environment" (Nancy Wright; A. Cecilia Snyder; Don Reeves); (7) "Cause 5: Racism and Ethnocentrism" (International: Sarita Wardlaw Henry) (United States: Billy J. Tidwell); (8) "Cause 6: Gender Discrimination" (A. Cecilia Snyder); and (9) "Cause 7: Vulnerability and Age" (Children: Urban Jonsson) (Elderly People: Jashinta D'Costa). The appendix contains 6 tables, a list of abbreviations, a 46-item glossary, notes, and a bibliography. (EH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Discrimination, Environment, Ethnic Discrimination, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Hunger, Nutrition, Politics, Poverty, Racial Discrimination, Religion Studies, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Bias, Violence, World Affairs, World Problems
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Note: For companion "User's Guide" designed for group or individual study of "Causes of Hunger," see SO 029 326. Photographs may not reproduce well.