Growing Up In Poverty

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While most people only think about poverty only in third world countries, it is very prominent in the United States. The effects of growing up in poverty are significant. Poverty affects many people in the local community, state, country, and world. It is more common than anyone realizes. Ultius, Inc says, “many children with grow up in poverty, and the effects can last throughout the lifespan. Although some researchers differently the main effects of growing up in poverty include poor health, a high risk for teen pregnancy, and the lack of an education.” People that live in poverty, especially in kids, cause poor health. The rate of poverty caused deaths in the United States is 4.5% as of 2007. Dr. Galea said, “Social causes can be linked to death as rapidly as can pathophysiological and behavior causes.” (par.7) Many people do not think about poverty affecting the United States the way it does. When we think about the deaths in our country, we usually think about cancer, illness, or crime. There are numerous social causes that cause death; we just do not realize it. Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health (par 1), “In the first comprehensive analysis of such studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that poverty, low levels of education, poor social support and other social factors contribute about as many deaths in the U.S. as such familiar causes as heart attacks, strokes and lung cancer”. One of the main
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