Poverty Of Poverty

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Many believe that poverty only affects countries that are not as well off as others, but this is not true in today’s world. The line between rich and poor is becoming greater every day, forcing the classes to only be lower and upper, with no middle. Although the severity of poverty changes from country to country, it is clear that there is poverty everywhere. A good example of this is the United States, one of the most “advanced” country in the world. Many move to America in search of freedom and wealth, but find a much different system in place. The causes of this corrupt and failing system are fairly easy to spot in society, with many of them being common ideas. Families are being forced to draw apart alongside stress among the parents, and …show more content…
This simply revolved around the fact that the rich will only get richer, while the poor will only get poorer. The first evidence of this is that the countries that are said to be developed are just as poverty stricken as they were 40 years ago. This means that although they keep giving countries in a lesser economical situation as them more money, they are not becoming any better off either. This causes many to believe that giving aid to those in non-developed countries is not worth it. With the money saved through this, there is a possibility that the money saved can be spent on those who need support in their own country. A reason for this lack of success in these non-developed countries has had some theories brought up, one of which being the idea that these countries choose to stay in the lower class. The possible reason being that “economic aid encourages complacency within the governments of developing nations; the leaders of poor countries know that they will receive money whether or not they work toward eradicating poverty, so they do not even try to make their economies self-sufficient” (Development). This is a possibility due to the observations in that there isn’t a ton of clear success in the countries that are often given help. This may well be due to the fact that these methods require long term change and that throwing millions of dollars in aid will only provide a fix for the time …show more content…
The growing population has played it’s part in the growth of poverty and has left its mark on almost each and every country. Some developed countries that stand out the most are Italy, Spain, and the United States. The US was almost first, only to be beaten by Romania. The saddest part of the growing population is that the kids are being born into a poor economical status that is hard to get out of later in life. Most who are born in poverty will continue to live there the rest of their lives. This only continues to get worse since many state that “a younger population means that a country has more people to provide for and fewer people to do the work that needs to be done in order to provide for them” (Global). The cycle then continues since the population only continues to grow while the young continue to grow and the old continue to lessen. Without the proper concern, the cycle will only become stronger until it is increasingly more difficult to reverse it. There are many ways that poverty can affect a child including one website stating that if mix the the “rising issue of single parent families, skyrocketing depression rates among the urban poor due to social exclusion and solitude and you’ll obtain the best cocktail for pushing anyone, just anyone, to the edge” (Investing). Without the support of the older generation, children born into poverty will face an endless struggle that will

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