The Cause And Effects Of Poverty

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Poverty is an ongoing issue faced by a plethora of individuals around the world. Researchers estimate that more that 35 million Americans are hindered by poverty. (Cliff Notes ‘Cause and Effects of Poverty’). The late Nelson Mandela once said, “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest”. It is indisputable that poverty creates harmful effects for those plagued by it. These include, but are not limited to, health concerns, education, which plays a double sided role, and societal problems. The consequences of hardship are critical and many children suffer greatly because of it. Children being reared in poverty undergo numerous, unrelenting and brutal health problems than those …show more content…
It has been noted by the authors of ‘The Key Role of Education in Reducing Poverty in South Sudan’ that, “poverty and inequality negatively affect children’s school performance and attendance to school, which perpetuates a vicious cycle of poverty.” (Shimeles and Verdier-Chouchane 162). People residing in impoverished neighborhoods may drop out of school in order to seek employment to take care of their families. This, in turn, leaves them without the required knowledge and skills needed to advance in their …show more content…
Where you find poverty is also where you find crime. Poverty can lead to high levels of stress that in turn may lead individuals to commit theft, robbery, or other violent acts. Aristotle once wrote that “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime”. It indicates that parties who do not have the basic requirements to survive then turn to a crime. Poverty makes individuals restless. This unrest then causes them to turn to crime because they have no money to buy the necessities needed to survive. These crimes inhibit businesses from flourishing because it generates instability and uncertainty among

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