The topic being addressed in this article is the changing association among marriage, work, and child poverty in the United States. There has been numerous research conducted on the importance of marriage and work and the link that it has to child poverty and the negative association that has been shown through research. However over many decades, there has been a transformation that marriage and work is no longer a negative association with child poverty. This study thoroughly examined the relationships between marriage, work, and the relative measures from 1974-2010 using 10 waves of the U.S. Census Current Populations Survey data from the Luxembourg Income Study. The influence of demographic characteristics that relate to poverty shows that marriage negative association with child poverty has declined whereas work’s negative association with child poverty has increased.
Poverty affects the health of a child, which undesirably impacts the development process. Scientist have ran many tests to support the argument that poverty does effect a child’s brain development. Seth Pollak, a child development researcher, and his team analyzed nearly 1000 MRI scans of rather diverse children from all over the U.S between 2001 and 2007. Making sure to exclude individuals who were born from risky pregnancies, complicated births and subjects who had a family history of mental illness. The MRI scans revealed that the areas of the brain that were affected by environmental influences and academic
Professor Wilson chose to talk about Native American Indians during the last part of the class, something that not only myself but my classmates were probably very excited about. Pretty sure, this will be the topic of many other students, because of how passionate Professor Wilson was about Native American Indians. This made it all the more interesting because of the emotion that Wilson choose to put into it, making myself more enthusiastic, and involved in the topic.
Living in a neighborhood made up of a majority of poor families creates the unsafe and non-cognitively stimulating environment for a child to develop in. Because cognitive stimulation is a direct proponent of intellectual development, childhood poverty proves to affect brain development through the home environment.
Childhood poverty is interrelated with brain development and external variables more specifically brain volume and the caregiver and stressful life events. According to “The Effects of Poverty on Childhood Brain Development” a research article by Joan Luby, MD and several affiliates of Washington University, “poverty negatively impacts brain development” (Luby, 2013). A second popular press article in U.S. News & World Report, “Early Childhood Poverty Damages Brain Development, Study Finds” by Allie Bidwell, who is the education reporter at U.S. News, summarizes the research study by Joan Luby and her colleagues and incorporates census data, previous research studies, and the opinion of Charles Nelson of the Boston Children’s Hospital and
Not only did the results show a biological difference in the brains of children from different socioeconomic positions (Noble, Houston, Brito, Bartsch, Kan, et al. 2015, pp. 773-778), but cognitive testing and further testing on older children show a correlation between poverty and intellectual development. What is highlighted in these studies are the importance of early intervention, which seems to reverse the fate these children are given.
I know of a family who has lived in poverty for the last past three generations. In some families a poverty mentality has been pasted down from generation to generation. Poverty can affect families in many different ways. Poverty will affect each individual person in the family and each person can have different perspectives about life because of poverty. Some people will use the life of poverty they grow up in as a stepping stone to have a better life. Some will use it as a crutch and develop a poverty mentality and risk passing it on to their children, the same poverty mentality. Poverty will affect a person self-esteem for better or worse. Some individuals who grow up in poverty are content to stay on welfare and just get by. While
It is hard for a lot of teachers who have not lived with the disadvantages of poverty and having non-present parents. You have to have a lot of patience with a child who is sleeping in class because they watched their parents verbally and physically abuse each other all night. If a child doesn't want to participate with the rest of the class because the water got cut off at their home and they can't take a bath and wash their clothes you as a teacher need to be aware of the child's dilemma. If you are in a classroom with disadvantage children make sure you have a bag with men and women's deodorant and some extra toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Poverty and lower socioeconomic status (SES) have a damaging impact on education and life outcomes. According to the journal article “The Impact of Poverty on Educational Outcomes” persistent socioeconomic disadvantage has a negative impact on life outcomes”. Studies done in Canada, which is considered to be a rich country, plus some in the U.S., tell us precisely how poverty and low SES affect readiness for school, educational attainment, and ways to reverse the effects of poverty.
The topic that stood out to me the most would be the impact of ethnicity amongst women. It is amazing how much being a woman and being part of a certain ethnicity can have such an impact on a woman’s life. It is already hard enough for woman to been seen as equal, just imagine what it is like being a woman of a particular ethnicity. The two articles that we discussed in class are about Filipino, Islamic, and Saudi Arabian women. Filipino, Islamic, and Saudi Arabian women share some things in common when it comes to their everyday lives and cultures.
woman. Vice versa, a man cannot teach a girl how to comb her hair properly, dress, or even the more personal aspects of a woman’s life. Although it has been done, outcomes are better when both parents are present. “Children raised in intact married families are more likely to attend college, are physically and emotionally healthier, are less likely to be physically or sexually abused, less likely to use drugs or alcohol and to commit delinquent behaviors, have a decreased risk of divorcing when they get married, are less likely to become pregnant/impregnate someone as a teenager, and are less likely to be raised in poverty” (Why Children Need Married Parents, 2015, Social Science on the Benefits that Marriage Provides to Children section,
Families in poverty, or families that are extremely poor, think less of an education for their family, and they think more of work. So their kids would go out into the workforce to get a job, even if it was a low paying job. Sometimes they would go into farms to earn money, but that work was almost harder than the work other children did. Adults would take the children because they would follow orders, unlike some adults. Children could also be paid less than adults for longer hours, so companies hired more children because they could make more money by hiring children than adults. If children worked instead of living a life, they couldn't meet or make friends or live a normal life a kid.
How does Poverty affect our society? Issues like learning, disease, and thirst are all circumstances and end results of neediness. That is to state, that not having sustenance means being poor, but rather being poor likewise means being not able to bear the cost of food or clean water. Well off parents aren't only ready to send their children to the best pre-schools, they can likewise buy the most recent learning, innovation and guarantee their kids the best education from the best schools, and other social encounters as could reasonably be expected. Low-salary guardians don't have that open door. Rather, they're frequently left to confront the truth of sending their children to school without having had the opportunity to give an enlightening knowledge at home.
Millions of people across the United States are in poverty. Some have been evicted from their homes and others have even gone into poverty because of the government. A problem that needs to be fixed is that the government must stop making families that are in poverty go further into poverty. The government has foundations and institutions that give money to families in poverty; however, this money tends to go back to the government. There are ways that the government try to take away even more money from these families in poverty. This is a problem that needs to be corrected because it’s only making the families in poverty go further into debt.
Related to this, another topic seen during this semester was about the lesson plans as means of reflection. It was something very useful that never crossed my mind: writing some notes or observations about the class after it ended can be very helpful to discover things that otherwise may go unnoticed and at the end, it can help us to avoid doing the same mistakes over and over. I found this tool useful and important to my practice because it helped me to realize some situations that can present in a class and also it encouraged me to reflect on how can I solve those issues and avoid them to occur