Poverty in the United States

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    Poverty is typically referred to as not having the basics of life such as food, clothing, and shelter. In some instances in some countries, poverty could include not having safe drinking water. However, in all countries poverty includes not having an opportunity to learn and to better oneself. In other words, poverty is a lack of resources. In many cases, poverty is generational meaning that families have been living in poverty as long as they can remember (Lauby). Poverty is one of the most significant problems faced by many young children and adolescents worldwide, including the United States. Poverty affects a child's education, home life, physical health, mental health, and future prospects. The effects of poverty on children’s education…

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    What is Poverty? Many people do not know the real definition or they may think poverty is just the state of being poor. Well, in fact, poverty is a real problem that millions of people have to face every day and it means not having money, but also means not having food, clothing, shelter, or medical attention that is needed or provided in life regularly. Poverty has a major impact on the world today by taking the majority of the nation’s and world population. However, much of these problems are…

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    Poverty is a pervasive issue that affects almost 50 million people in the United States. This nation wide issue affects every person in a family and can have the hardest effect on children and their education. For decades poverty's impact on education has been a controversial subject. Many people believe that poverty places no hindrances on a child's education because they feel the child’s education depends solely on their capabilities. However, impoverished children are automatically at a…

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    Poverty has determined many countries well being, including the United States. Poverty reports have illustrated the different effects poverty is having on people living in these nations. Data has shown how many people in poverty life style are crucial and how the poverty population has changed throughout the years. Poverty in the United States is cyclical in nature with a roughly of 14.8% of Americans living below the federal poverty line equalling to 46.7 million Americans. Poverty is defined…

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    Poverty When most people think of poverty, the typical images usually comes to mind is someone who is homeless and is addicted to drugs or alcohol or just lazy folks grabbing government handouts that are paid for by those who are self-reliant and industries. But what most people don’t know is that a person can work a fulltime job on minimum wage and only make fourteen thousand five hundred dollars and the typical income needed for a family of four is twenty-three thousand (Steenland). So why…

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    In the United States, one of the richest countries in the world, why are so many people in poverty? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the “official poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8 percent, which means there were 46.7 million people in poverty” (U.S. Census Bureau). Poverty is an important and emotional issue. To understand poverty in the United States, it is essential to look behind these numbers to see the actual living conditions of the individuals the government deems to be poor. The U.S.…

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    The United States is currently fighting a prolonged war on its home soil. Day by day, the casualties rise as the violence escalates and the children weep as they slowly begin to lose faith in all things possible. The conflict has continued on for so long that one does not seem to recognize how horrific the battlefield has become until he or she is attempting to survive on the frontlines themselves. This dispute does not involve a rival country or insurgency. Instead, it is a war against an…

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    Poverty standing by age group, are measured in these bar graphs, is determined by distribution of poverty, which take into account a number of factors, and includes age and the structure of age with the total population. Giving an example of poverty level, the 2010 poverty level in the United States for a family of four that have two children was $17,463. Though, poverty levels are deceptive because they do not deliver a correct view of what a family that is poor of what their life is like.…

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    times during childhood socialization, “work hard, stay in school and you will never be poor”. In fact, poverty is largely due to a social structure. By no means is poverty a result of laziness, or irresponsibility, in fact this is primarily because of the degrading quality of jobs being offered, the lack of full time employment, not to mention the affordable housing crises that we have been experiencing for far too long. These societal issues are at a macro level, no wonder why people are…

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    More than one in five U.S. children live in official poverty today, with an even higher rate for Black and Hispanic children and for those in families headed by a single parent. Among the world’s 35 richest countries, the United States holds the distinction of ranking second highest in child poverty. A large body of research continues to document the negative effects of poverty on children and their later life outcomes. Children growing up in poverty complete less schooling, work and earn less…

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