Major Effects Of Poverty

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Living in poverty does not just mean that not having enough money to provide for basic needs, it has a deeper meaning than that. The World Bank Organization describes poverty as the lack of food, shelter, not being able to afford medical assistance, not being educated not having a job and living one day at a time. When these people are not included in daily activities of the society, it causes a strain on the society in terms of the health care system, and other systems that provide support to people in need. The society ends up paying the price of poverty while we may not be aware of it. While it may seem that people that are impoverished in developed countries do not affect the general population, that assumption is wrong. It affects us in …show more content…
There are five major effects of poverty which are, Malnutrition, Health, Education, Economy and many effects on the Society. Malnutrition is seen particularly in children that are living in poverty due to the fact that they do not have access to highly nutritious foods. Quality food is considered a luxury for most people around the world and those suffering from this, do not have enough funds to support this (Cleveland, 2014). While malnourished children are typically found in impoverished countries and not developed countries, it is still an issue no matter which part of the world you are on. Malnutrition could) also potentially lead to some health issues which directs to the second point of health being affected by poverty. The World Health Organization has declared poverty as one of the largest determinants of health (Canada without poverty, 2016). Health is one of the most severe consequences that is an effect of poverty. Individuals living in poverty have a decreased life expectancy as they have a difficult time obtaining medication. Research shows that the wealthier people are typically healthier as they are able to eat nutritious foods and have access to immediate healthcare should they need it. Living in poverty limits and individuals options in terms of how they eat, where they live, and how they build relationships in society .Studies have also shown that adults that lived in poverty as children are more at risk to develop a number of health conditions such asthma, type 2 diabetes, and poor oral health. They ae also more likely to suffer from mental illnesses and physical disabilities. This affects the overall economy of the country as the economy depends on capable adults working to keep the economy alive and going (Shimmin, 2015). Another aspect of poverty is the effect it has on education. Families living in poverty are unable to send their children to

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