Poverty Is A Global Issue

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Poverty is a global issue known by many people, it affects people in many ways, and can be considered a constant battle. The war on poverty has been ongoing for many years not only in the United States, but also amongst various countries. A significant country dealing with poverty is South Africa, which has struggled to provide jobs, education, and social security, to its people for numerous years. Moreover, the same applies to countries like the United States. Our first impression is that the United States is not poor; however, the country does have its weak side. According to New York Times, writer Mark R. Rank, researched that 40 percent of Americans ages 25 to 60 live below the poverty line for at least a year (Rank). To have a better understanding on the topic of poverty, this paper will provide information on some of the causes of poverty, such as lack of education. Poor education systems being offered to young children are inadvertently leading to unemployment or low-income in the United States and South Africa. There are different arguments for poverty 's root causes, however, after exploring different suggestions and useful resources from a wide variety of sources, it seems that education in fact does play the main role in causing poverty. Other causes and effects of poverty in South Africa and in the United States will be presented, along with possible solutions and ideas that may improve life for the people. The lack of a proper education seems to be the
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