The Importance Of Poverty In America

Poverty Poverty is defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or support. There is poverty everywhere and not everyone knows what it is like to live in it. Not everybody gets access to health care, a home, a bed, food everyday, or even clothes. Poverty affects everyone and anyone. This is a big struggle all over the world and the rates are constantly increasing. In the articles, “The Rising Prevalence of Severe Poverty in America: A Growing Threat to Public Health,” by Steven H.Woolf, Robert E. Johnson and Jack Geiger, and the article “Escaping Poverty and Becoming Poor: Who gains, Who loses, and Why?” by Anirudh Krishna, authors discuss the rising poverty rates and what may lead to these rates. …show more content…
Some reasons besides the lack of health care are due to people becoming in debt and because of social expensenses. “85% of all cases of decline into poverty, three principles factors are at work. A combination of health and health-related expenses, high-interest private debt, and social and customary expenses constitutes the major reasons for decline in the vast majority of cases.” (128, Krishma) this means that besides health, debt and social expenses can lead to factors of why people live in poverty or become …show more content…
Woolf, Robert E. Johnson and Jack Geiger, and the article “Escaping Poverty and Becoming Poor: Who gains, Who loses, and Why?” by Anirudh Krishna both explain the rising rates in poverty and why it continuously grows. Poverty lives everywhere, in big cities to small towns to across the country. There is quite a bit that can lead to Poverty. It can come from having little to no money, having no access to healthcare, a home, decent clothes, or food. Major factors that lead to poverty come from the lack of healthcare, taking out loans, the lack of education, social expenses, the environment you grew up in, your race, ethnicity, and many more. Poverty continues to grow and it continues to become a big issue. “The poor are slipping more deeply into poverty.” (332, Woolf) and humans need to help bring the poverty rates

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