Hnc Poverty Essay

1080 Words Nov 15th, 2012 5 Pages
|In this report you will read about poverty and what is meant by poverty. Included will be an exploration of the differences between |
|absolute and relative poverty. You will also read about the relationship between poverty and inequality, covering the types of |
|inequality between gender and class and also, the extent of poverty in the current British context. I will also cover causes of |
|poverty and inequality using sociological theories. Ending this report you will read into the effects of poverty and inequality in |
|relation to behaviour, experiences and life chances on young people. |
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There are four classes in society; these are the underclass, the working class, the middle |
|class and the upper class. The inequality of class causes poverty as individuals are limited to wealth, resources and opportunities |
|within society. A case of inequality that relates to poverty is gender. This is when men and women are treated differently from each|
|other regarding their roles and position within society. It is fair to say that women have been treated as less than equals and have|
|had lesser opportunities within employment and chances |
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|Within Scotland, there were 980,000 people living in relative poverty and 620,000 across Britain working but living in relative |
|poverty in 2007. ( There were also 250,000 children living in relative poverty, and 150,000 children living in absolute|
|poverty within Scotland in the same year. (Save the Children in Scotland). |
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|A feminist perspective is the sociology theory you could use
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