Difference Between Child Poverty And The United States Essay

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Difference between child poverty in the US and in Georgia
After discussing common factors of poverty, it’s important to look at poverty statistics, social attitude towards it, poor children opportunities and marginalization quality separately in the US and in Georgia.
Nowadays, “more than 16 million children in the United States – 22% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – 23550$ a year for a family of four. Across, the states, official child poverty range from 11% in New Hampshire to 32% in Mississippi.” In Georgia 225000 children – 27% of all children live in relative poverty and they consume approximately 4.5 Lari (Georgian currency=1,86$) in a day and 50000 children – 6% of the children in Georgia live in absolute poverty on less than 2 Lari (0.83$) in a day (families of 4). As we see there is a huge difference between poverty line in Georgia and the US, the reason for that is the macroeconomic factors, such as price level, economics growth, employment, etc. Georgia’s economy is in a bad situation, because of the wars in the country. It is an ancient country. The first Georgian regions appear in written history in the 12th century BC and it’s a really small - the total population is 3.7 million. If we look back Georgia’s history we won’t find even 50 years without war. There were always conqueror countries that tried to get its territories. I think the reason was always beneficial geopolitical location at the crossroads of…

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