Social Welfare Vs. The Market

958 WordsJan 13, 20164 Pages
There are many reasons why individuals live in poverty. Such as drug addiction, lack of education, Unaffordable housing, criminal record, and alcohol addiction. These issues cripple our country continuously. “Poverty is not anyone persons decision. Parents do not wake up one day and just decide not to feed their family or pay bills. Poverty is a state when individual’s essential needs are not satisfied, Such as healthcare, education, food, and housing which are the main components to survive everyday life.” Bradley, R. H., & Corwyn, R. F. (2002). Low income is defined as working families who earning twice as less as the federal poverty line. “The Studies have shown that poverty in the United States is by far one of the biggest issues in the country.” Poverty in the United States, Social Welfare vs the Market - (2011, May) According to the national center for children in poverty” more than 16 million children are living in low-income or poverty in the United States. Twenty-two percent of families are living below the federal poverty level. The stress of poverty can take both a psychological and physical toll on children and adults. Children that grow up in poverty are more susceptible to violence.” Children that live in poverty have a lot to deal with issues that the average child should know nothing about. Many children that grow up in poverty or live low-income life styles often suffer from mental issues, such as saver depression and becoming anti-social. Over half of
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