Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India.
1. The Global Inequality Crisis between the rich and the poor, men and women mainly owes to a flawed and sexist economic system, Do you agree? Critically examine. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why this question:
The article provides a detailed analysis as to what extent the flawed and sexist economic system in the country has led to inequality in terms of economic status and gender.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the
Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain the existing inequality globally between the rich-poor, Men-women. Quote data to substantiate better.
According to the recently released Oxfam report -This great divide in income inequality is based on a flawed and sexist economic system which has accumulated vast wealth and power into the hands of a rich few, in part by exploiting the labour of women and girls, and systematically violating their rights.
Discuss how wide the gap between the richest and the rest is.
Explain that globally, extreme poverty rates are 4% higher for women than men; this gap rises to 22% during women’s peak productive and reproductive ages; that is, 122 women aged 25-34 for every 100 men of the same age group live in extremely poor households, largely due to childcare responsibilities.
Take hints from the article and elucidate.
Suggest what needs to be done to address the issue.
Conclude with urgency to change the situation and doing away of the inequality.