The Importance Of Money And Influence To The Public's Health

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The biggest threat to the public’s health is money and its distribution to individuals and communities. Wages for the lower classes, have remained at a rate, which disables workers financially, affects families, and directly affects decisions that impacts health. Possibilities are limited, due to money, resources, and opportunities.
Money has the power to affect individuals on an intrapersonal level. Inefficient money may impair people’s self-concept, attitudes, and behavior. Adults may experience feelings of inadequacy, due to their amount of struggle to support their families. Senior citizens may be affected by their loss of autonomy, due to financial struggles during retirement. These damaged self-concept views, may manifest in altered
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Examples of this may be seen in higher frequency, in lower income communities; that are plagued with depression, drug use, teen pregnancies, and crime. Lisa A. Gennetian poses, people of lower income communities adapt to accept undesired or self-sabotaging behavior, as normal or desired means to survival (Gennetian & Shafir, 2015). Thus, teen pregnancy will provide financial stability from the government; creating another cycle of poverty. Insufficient money may affect individuals on an interpersonal level, interrupting their support system. The struggle to survive has the potential to cause stress on relationships. Spouses, kids, and friendships may all be challenged, causing alienation and rejection. Jessica Halliday Hardie suggests, financial struggle has been correlated with a raise of hostility, loss of intimacy, and a stronger chance of relational dissatisfaction (Hardie & Lucascorresponding, 2015). This may destroy one of the strongest support systems in an individual’s life; one’s …show more content…
Jobs that poorly compensate, affect performance and overall satisfaction. Further, the minimal compensation effects living conditions by determining where an individual may afford to reside, directly influencing their environment. There are many residential homes that are not adequately maintained, because people with low income don’t have many options. This cultivates an environment for people to take advantage of the poor, and exploiting their situation for financial gain. Further, these affordable living conditions dictate where children receive their education and opportunities they will be able to have in the future. This in turn creates a cycle of poverty, by containing low income individuals in an environment that is fiscally deprived, and leaves minimal opportunities for the next generation.
Money dispersal is sporadic in different communities. This affects young and old, by limiting options for individuals to flourish. Schools with inadequate fiscal resources, cultivate subpar educations, due to insufficient teachers, materials, and upgrades to keep with the technological times. Extracurricular programs to enrich adolescents are being cut or charging program fee’s that eliminates at risk youth from participating; creating less creative and challenging

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