The World Of Poverty Analysis

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Like a revolving door, poverty has kept the people of poverty in poverty through its social and economic effects. Socially poverty has affected the world because of the mood, lifestyles and everyday living. Economically poverty has affected the world because of income, crime, and prices of certain things. Clearly social and economic effects tie together in the world of poverty.
Low wages and low early income has greatly supported poverty. For example more than 1.2 billion people live off a $1.25 a day.[NA,2015] Most people who live like this every day see no potential in their future only to work the same job until the day they die. This leads to another problem in poverty depression.
Depression is a major problem in poverty. There is a troubling
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Often teens marry young to decrease the burden they place upon their families. This is often a short sighted solution. Data indicates that women who marry young are more likely to be poverty stricken when they are older. Women who marry while in their teens are two-thirds more likely to divorce within 15 years of their wedding compared with women who postpone marriage. [Lundberg and Plotnick 1999] In addition, women who marry in their teens tend to have more children and to have those children earlier. Children of teenage mothers also have lower birth weights, have a higher rate of infant homicide, are often the victims of child abuse and neglect, have academic and behavioral problems in school and are more likely to engage in …show more content…
When prices rise consumers often shift to cheaper less-nutritious foods, heightening the risk of Micronutrient Deficienus and other forms of malnutrition which can have long-term adverse effects on people’s health, development, and productivity. When people don’t get the nutrition they need, sadly it can be fatal.
Today hunger is a major part of poverty. 10 million people each year die of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases. Hunger kills more people each year than AIDs, Malaria, and Tuberculosis combined. Every five seconds a child dies of hunger. Hunger leads to malnutrition. Thirty- five percent of the world population does not receive enough protein, and therefore not enough physical energy to function and work normally. Globally, there are 2 billion people who are anemic, including 5.5 million people who reside in countries of wealthy western capitalism.[Verfaillie12/6/2013]
Poverty also has negative effects on overall health. Women in developing countries have a shorter lifespan. Every five minutes 19 children under five years of age die of pneumonia; Due to inadequate and substandard medical care, 500,000 mothers every year die in childbirth; five million children every year do not survive to celebrate their fifth birthday.[Verfaillie12/6/2013] People in poorer communities in essence suffer from decreased lifespans. Therefore one of the greatest price tags of poverty is loss of

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