The Consequences Of Childhood Poverty

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Poverty is oftentimes found in cities and rural areas across the United States. Although there are some instances in which children climb out of poverty as adults, most children that grow up in poverty tend to stay in poverty. Furthermore, according to the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau, it is stated that “19.7% of all children lived in Poverty USA—that’s about 1 in every 5 children” (povertyusa.org para ). Despite the poverty rate decreasing, there are still a significant number of children that are born into poverty. With this large of a number, childhood poverty cannot be overlooked. Luckily, with the help of government-funded programs, children growing up in poverty have better chances to succeed in the future. Despite these programs, many children growing up in poverty are unable to climb out of it for many years, if at all. The effects of children growing up in poverty include not having a role model, not having access to adequate schooling, unemployment, and having a positive feedback loop as children grow up to have kids themselves. As a result of children growing up in poverty, children oftentimes do not have a successful role model to look up to guide them in their success, causing them to struggle to get out of poverty when they grow up. Because there is no role model present, many children grow up without being taught the importance of saving money, financial security, education, and professional networking. Furthermore, children raised in deep poverty
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