Poverty in America

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Poverty in America
Poverty, the state of being extremely poor, exists all over America! There are several different types of poverty, and the causes of poverty. Most people think of poverty as just somebody who is homeless and has no job, somebody who has no money to support the basic needs of life, and wears ragged clothing and lives under a bridge. What people don’t know is there are people living in poverty that have jobs and make money but live so poorly that they are categorized with people that live in absolute poverty. There is two main types of poverty, absolute poverty, and relative poverty. Absolute poverty is when a house hold takes in less than one U.S. dollar a day, meaning that they will not be able to buy food nor be able
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Resulting in the person addicted to the drug to keep going always going back to buy more and more of the substance. Besides the fact of it messing up your life and driving you into poverty, it can also effect the people around you and drive them into financial troubles if they decide to help you out and provide you with money. Children living in poverty are a very big issue in my opinion! Nearly 16 million children in the United States which is around 22 percent of all children are living in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, which is around 20,000 dollars a year! Families need about twice that amount of income to cover the basic expenses of living. Most of the children have parents who work, but have really low wages and their employment is very unstable leaving them struggling to make ends meet. Children that live in poverty can really affect their ability to learn, contribute to society and have emotional and behavioral problems. Children that grow up in poverty also have poor health and mental issues. Poverty is one of the single greatest threats to a child’s well-being. A parent can really help a child out with their low income job, if they just try to use most of the money they make on their child’s educational experiences. Poverty is everywhere in America, and there will always be poverty. Nobody has found a solution to it. If you live in a city you will probably see it every day. A lot of times people do not have a
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