Poverty Is A Problem Of Poverty

1221 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
The topic that I chose to write on is poverty. Poverty has been a problem in our country for a long time. Approximately 47 million of people that lived in the United States of America in the year of 2014 have been living in poverty. This basically means that the poverty rate for the year 2014 was approximately 15 percentage. Furthermore, the year 2014 poverty rate was 2.3 percentage points higher than in the year of 2007, the year before the 2008 recession. This is the amazingly fourth consecutive year that the number of people that are living in poverty has remained consistent from the previous year’s poverty estimate (Poverty USA, n.d.).
Furthermore, because poverty is often seen as a major problem in the urban environments and inner cities, the poverty rate in metropolitan areas, which is 15 percent, as a matter of fact, this is actually lower than the poverty rate for people living outside of the metropolitan areas, which is17 percent. In the year of 2014, the poverty rate for people that are living with a disability was 29 percent. Which is basically more than 4 million people living with a disability that is in poverty. Regrettably, our children in the United States of America are also living in poverty. Approximately 21 percent of every single child, that is 15.5 million children, are living in Poverty in the United States of America in the year of 2014, which is all in all, 1 in every 5 children (Poverty USA, n.d.). The experience of living in poverty for an…

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