The Effects Of Poverty On Children By Greg Jensen Analysis

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Nearly ½ of the world’s population-more than 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty-less than $1.25 a day. (Dosomething.org) Poverty is a very difficult situation in our world. It is important that people take actions to reduce poverty around the world because it affects everybody in the society. If actions are taken to reduce poverty than our world would become more developed. The article “Diseases and links to poverty” by Reset.org, talks about how people around the world is getting sick and dying from extreme poverty. In the article, “How poverty affects classroom engagement” by Eric Jensen explains how students from low-income households are the ones that struggle more with classroom …show more content…
Another article, “The Effects of Poverty on Children” by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Greg J. Duncan summarizes how family income can substantially influence child and adolescents well-being. In the article, “Poverty ‘pushing young into crime” by INDEPENDENT is an article about how poverty,unemployment, and family breakdown are using the young group of people toward committing crimes. Poverty is affecting people all around the world because people are suffering/dying from diseases, children are not getting proper education, and crime is increasing in the society. All over the world, People are facing health problems and suffering from diseases that sometimes leads to death. Most infectious diseases are found in the areas where poverty is high. According to the Global Report for Research “the spread of infectious diseases” are favored by the conditions that are related to poverty. (Reset.org) Most likely, the relationship between poverty and diseases are intertwined. If the rate of poverty increases among the society, the risk of infectious diseases …show more content…
Student who suffer from poverty fail to show their good performance at school. Children who lives in low socioeconomic conditions have poor vocabularies that “raises the risk for academic failure” (Jensen) When they live in poverty, they don’t try their best to work hard at school. Words are most important to present a student 's thoughts and informations with their classmates. When children are not familiar with the words that the teacher uses at school, they do not want to read or feel as if school is not their place. As a result their vocabulary skills are not perfect compared to the other students. Students who went through poverty during preschool are less likely able to complete high school. The parents have hard time in supporting their children, since they do not have hope either. Students who suffer from poverty are often not motivated and have little efforts at school because of “lack of hope and optimism”. When a kid sees his family in a position where they fail to provide him with his needs, he might start to feel depressed and begin to lose hope. Hope is important when it comes to education because if you have hope it will push you towards your goal. People with hope will try to do their best, so they can reach their goal. But, children who suffer from poverty are losing these hopes, which is affecting their performance and learning at school. Most of

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