Family Poverty In America

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Poverty has been a topic in America for while now dating back to the beginning of the recession that began in 2007. Many Americans faced a loss of some sort when the economy crashed, such as job loss and even losing their homes. According to Jazeera, “Poverty rates have nearly doubled among African-Americans and American Indians since 2008, and hardship is most severe in the South and Southwest”. Although Americans are receiving jobs, the jobs are not paying enough to pay for a family, ultimately leaving many of those families still in poverty. Children do not have a part in the poverty of a family; however, they are affected by it in many ways. McCarthy said, “They're more likely to fall down the economic ladder, less likely to be employed

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