Essay on Living Below The Poverty Line

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Living Below the Poverty Line According to the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) in the United States, there are 46.5 million people living under poverty. That means every one of six people in the Untied State are living in poverty. Poverty affects a person’s education, health and also affect the United States economy. The government should provide more resources and financial help for those who lives below the poverty line.
In the article “11 Facts About Education and Poverty in America” it states that there are more than 30 million children living in poverty. Children that lives in a family that has low-income or live below the poverty line don’t live to their full potential. Children living in high income families have more opportunity than those living in low-income families.
Children living in poverty are not ready for primary schooling. African-American and Hispanic with low-income are mostly likely to start school two years behind grade level and by the time they are in high school they are four years behind (“11 Facts”). Teenager drop rate is higher on those with low income family than higher income family. Teenagers need to drop out of high school for the reason they need to support their family. According to a Gallup report by Alyssa Brown she states “Americans in poverty are more likely than those who are not struggling with a wide array of chronic health problems, and depression disproportionately affects those in poverty the most.”…

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