Poverty Is The Shortage, Deficiency, Or The State Of A Person

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Poverty is the shortage, deficiency, or the state of a person who lacks a certain amount of material property or currency.1 Poverty is a versatile idea, that has communal, economic, and political fundamentals.2 Poverty can be defined as absolute or relative. Absolute poverty is lacking necessities like food, clothing, and shelter.3 Relative poverty is someone’s economic statues and how they are materialized. The United States has dealt with poverty for centuries. The amount of Americans existing in poverty in the United States was anticipated to be 35.9 million in 2003 with almost 12.9% of the people in poverty being under eighteen.4 Poverty directly effects the ingenuous children who grow up in hardship suffering families and sadly, studies show that poverty tends to move from one generation to the next.5 In today’s society, you are technically considered poor if you are only making close to 20,000 dollars a year, live in a little home, and drive a beat up car.6 In other cultures and society’s you are doing extremely well if you can provide food, water, and a roof over your families head. With food, water, and a roof over your head you can survive. A lot of the problem in America though is that a lot of people do not have these things. This is the reason why it is hard for people in severe poverty to survive here in America. Another big reason for poverty in America is because of the lack of physical well being.7 Physical well being is all about how healthy you
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