The Inequality Of Poverty And Poverty

1558 Words Jul 6th, 2015 7 Pages
Why is it that the people in poverty have such a tough time getting out of it? “Income inequality in the United States is higher than in any other advanced industrial democracy” (Lieberman). In America the poverty gap is continuously increasing throughout the years and no sense of progression is being shown. People in poverty are finding it harder every year to escape their low economic stage . When it comes to poverty it does not mean just having a low income it is a “condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support” (Dictionary.com). It is a state of being that the public sometimes have no choice of being in. People born into or living in communities of poverty are extremely isolated from the rest of America that they do not know what is available for them because of the lack of knowledge. Some of the reasons why people in poverty find it so difficult to break free are because of their mentality, being isolated from the rest of the country and lack of education. First lets identify the reason why there is such a numerous amount of people in poverty. Recorded data demonstrates that “15.1 percent— just over 46 million Americans— were officially in poverty in 2010 [, which ]... is an increase from 12.5 percent in 2007”(State of Working America). Also “The average unemployment rate rose from 4.6 percent in 2007 to 9.3 percent in 2009 and 9.6 percent in 2010” (TRISI, SHERMAN AND BROADDUS). What this data clearly represents is an increase of poverty rate in…
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