Social Poverty Debate

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In social and unsocial capital, the individual who claims to be looking for relief in one context may become a subversive element in another. As much as the cleric that supports brotherhood and peace in one context may become a forum for armed militancy in another. Or, the unions that claim to be promoting coordination and cooperation between employers, employees, and the state in a job market context may wage bitter confrontation in another context (Song, 2013; Ellingsen et al., 2013; Shrestha, 2013; Wittek et al., 2013; Flores et al., 2013). It is hardly surprising, therefore, that analysts studying social capital in different contexts have identified different network forms to be associated with social capital formation. What must be …show more content…
Poverty discourses must center on personal accountability questions, not on entitlements enquiries that infuse conventional grounds. Many sociologists believe people become who they are through small, incremental decisions (Birkland, 2014; Meade, 1996). Social poverty is frequently referred to as poor decision-making; hence the reason why many believe that social poverty is avoidable even when social poverty is the result from social impoverishment. Poverty is not a problem for only the poor; however, it is determined by many researchers that bad choices, rather than economic conditions, are some of the causes of poverty. In other words, poor decisions tend to produce poor results which in turn lead people to social impoverishment (Ladd, 2012; Small et al., 2010; Hammond et al., 2001). Other researchers such as Kanbur et al (2012); Ravallion (2012); and others sustained that poverty itself undermines judgment and leads to poor decision making (Kanbur & Sumner, 2012; Ravallion, 2012; Farrigan & Parker, 2012). That makes social poverty unquestionably connected to previous low-quality economic decision making that sprung from social capital deficiencies attributed to one’s horizontal network (Yamamoto & Holloway, 2010; Heath et al., 2010; Foley & O 'Connor, 2013; Fischer & Torgler, …show more content…
Socially impoverished cultures have their elders to blame (Vandenbroucke & Vleminckx, 2011; Shildrick & MacDonald, 2013). Low-quality decisions are passed from one generation to the next by horizontal networks, thereby perpetuating poverty’s cycle (Farley & Smith, 2013; Flanagan et al., 2011; Lehning et al., 2007). Social poverty is generationally transmitted among Americans (Babajanian & Hagen-Zanker, 2012; Lee & Matejkowski, 2012; Niebuhr, 2010). People living in impoverished communities are often jeopardized across the life course in several spheres, including biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Impoverished children are of particular concern because their biological, cognitive, emotional, and social development is vulnerable to environmental deprivations, putting them at high risk for many of poverty’s complications, including death. Without economic resources, communities are unable to meet the basic needs of their members, and violence and unrest are often the result (Sachs, 2005). Rising above poverty involves improving several aspects of one’s personal and financial well-being using a number of different methods (Wilson, 2012; Andrews & Withey,

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