The Poor In The USAd Feminization Of Poverty

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The Poor in the U.S and Feminization of Poverty In the United States, poverty is determined by using poverty thresholds that are issued by the Census Bureau every year. There are more than 46 million Americans that live in poverty in the United States today. A family is counted as poor if its pretax money income is below its poverty threshold. Over time, poverty has changed immensely. Poverty for all Americans in the late 1950’s was 22.4 percent or 39.5 million individuals. This number had declined by a great amount, but by 1983 the number of poor individuals had risen to 35.3 million people. As of 2010, the percent of poor blacks was at 27.4 and it was 26.6 percent for poor Hispanics. Poverty rates are highest for single mothers. Poverty …show more content…
There is a major difference between the images of stark deprivation and the average poor person. Even though the average person may have modern conveniences and experience no serious hardships, it does not mean that no families face hardships. Poverty can be defined as lacking adequate food for a family, a warm and dry apartment, or a car to go to work, but actual, real hardship does occur. The Census Bureau identifies a family as poor if its income falls below specific thresholds and this can be misleading and …show more content…
There are two types of employment occupations, such as formal and informal. Workers are insured a wage and certain rights in formal employment and is government regulated. Informal takes place in small, unregistered enterprises. For women, a large proportion of them are employed in informal workplaces. Because of this, it makes it more difficult for women to ensure safe and legal working conditions. Women are often responsible for household duties and childcare which are tasks that receive no pay. In developing countries, they are also relied upon to help in physical and agricultural labor to help support their families. With so much responsibilities, they have less time to devote to paid employment. They can consequently earn a smaller income even though they are doing a lot of work. Women have to move to other areas to find work when employment is low. With children it may be more difficult and the mother can be unable to find a job. Since women are classified as caretakers, they are expected to have specific duties, such as teaching and caring for elderly and children. Those tasks lack security, stability, and a higher income. Unless certain progress is made in redoing the factors that result in such a disparity, the problem will likely only worsen as the economic divide between the wealthy and the poor widens. In general, women 's economic contributions are

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