Poverty And Chances Of Accomplishing The American Dream

1239 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
Cortisha Lewis
Teofil Husar
ENG-111
11/30/16
Poverty and Chances of Accomplishing the American Dream. Everyone has heard of the American dream but is it even achievable? As the years go on, many children are born into poverty and stuck with the possibility of not making it out of the lower class. “The nations official poverty rate in 2015 was 13.5 percent, with 43.1 million people in poverty, 3.5 million fewer than in 2014. The 1.2 percentage point decrease in the poverty rate from 2014 to 2015 represents the largest annual percentage point drop in poverty since 1999.” ("United States : Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015.") Even with a large percentage drop there is not much beneficial changes in the economy. Most families face the struggle of having a single parent household, others face the lack of proper education, and some racial injustice. With every impediment standing in the way of the American dream, poverty will remain an unending burden. Given that information, one might presume that the struggle of poverty can be overwhelming, especially when the family has children in their home. The child deals with the struggles of not having the same advantages that others have in life. The child may experience the feeling of neglect and may become doubtful in weather or not they can perform daily activities that are usually taught by parents. “Children under 18 years represent 23 percent of the population, but they comprise 32 percent…
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