Poverty

2415 Words Oct 7th, 2014 10 Pages
SOCIAL WELFARE pOLICY
Poverty
It’s All Over the World.

Rhoiney, Andrea
4/23/2014

What is poverty?
We live in a world full of Poverty. Poverty is being poor. Poverty is having low income. Poverty is not making ends meet. Poverty does not know where the next place you will eat, sleep or even shower. Poverty is around us, it’s all over the world. Homeless people are everywhere, an estimated of 100 million people are homeless worldwide. The sad part is that number could be so much bigger because it’s not including the homeless people we don’t know about that sleeps under bridges and thing. Poverty is not something you can just wake up and get rid of. It takes time, effort and help to not live in poverty anymore. You can’t
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Children in poverty struggle to make and keep friendships as they cannot afford to participate in shared social activities like going to the mall, movies or birthday parties. Poor children may get bullied as they cannot afford the same toys or clothes as other children. Poor children that hang out with wealthier kids, start to feel jealous or start thinking less of themselves because they feel that their friends are superior to them. Friendships are hard to make when you are different then the people around you. Most people are comfortable around people who go through the same struggles and things as them.
There is many ways that youth are affected by poverty. It’s really sad and scary. A child is physically, emotionally and mentally affected by poverty (Ending Child Poverty). It comes to a point when it starts to take over their lives.
How does poverty affect the ageing population?
Poverty affects the ageing population because people are living longer, but resources are decreasing the elderly have fewer and fewer choices for finding help with finances and health related issues, which results in substandard medical care (KRUGMAN). Another reason poverty affects the ageing population is because of the inability to buy food that is nutritionally balanced makes the elderly health problems worse and potentially shorten their life expectancy. Also the living conditions of the elderly are substandard
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