Having a low income can lead to poor to health, because you won’t have access or opportunities for better health, such as safe homes, nutritious foods and good schools. “Income may not be the strongest risk factor for any particular disease or outcome, but it’s a risk factor for all of them.” (Krisberg, 2017)
affects people with limited resources. Perhaps this is because, low income earners are more likely to indulge in unhealthy damaging behaviours such as eating unhealthy food and lack of physical activity (Hubley 2013). If this were the case, Molly might not able buy healthy food or accesses those activities that address her health needs such as the gym and other social networks in her community. All these factors might hinder positive health outcomes.
In this article, Jennifer Mosley and Colleen Grogan, professors at The University of Chicago, concludes that the more public participation in administrative decision making in different urban areas is an important target in majority of public organizations. The author states that many public agencies develop different strategies on who should be able to participate in open decision making. The strategies determined how they will prevent different type of biases. Often leaders of the nonprofit organizations are asked to serve as representatives of the community in a variety of participatory processes. They came up with something called mixed-methods. Mixed-methods are used in order to address whether residents believe nonprofit
Many are benighted to the fact that health is rooted in a classist, race ingrained, education entrenched hierarchy. The higher you are on the socio-economic pyramid the greater the guarantee of safe housing, sufficient food, and access to quality care. High income and social status is correlated to better health outcomes because regardless of age and sex, low-income citizens are susceptible to lower life expectancy and more illnesses. This is further heightened by one 's race/ethnicity. The degree of control a person has over their way of life is based on stressors that these two factors (income and class) produce. Education goes hand in hand with socioeconomic status as education supposedly facilitates the likelihood of employment and consequently establishes a class paradigm. Outside of that, when people are knowledgeable and are equipped with problem solving skills they are privileged with a sense of autonomy over life circumstances. Education is a gateway for better access to healthcare and information on healthy living. Stressful occupations, underemployment, and unemployment are linked with poor health because a person 's job, or lack thereof, has domineering influences on their physical, mental, and social wellness. Employment provides financial stability, outlets for personal growth, opportunities for social contact etc. thus when that is generally nonexistent, or is taken away from a person, physiological and emotional safety is compromised. Then there is
Social problems occur in our everyday life, the term "social issue" is referred to condition in the society that are damaged or has disrupted and institution, which are a set of behaviours of individuals within a community or society. Sociologists would it state that "social problems" begin with a group of "claim-makers" or a group of people in society who identify conditions of a community that out to be considered as a major issue, and that this "problem" needs to be changed and addressed to the public. Today, in society there are many problems that the society has addressed, such as; drug addiction, crime, poverty, racism, domestic violence and even pollution, these are all a "social problems" because a segment of our society has believed that these conditions may ruin or diminish the quality of our living institution. Overviewing what has been said, this examination will analyse how conflict theory and homelessness and how it is a link to a "problem" in society today and intertwines in my chosen sociological theory, which I have chosen as conflict theory.
If a significant portion of the people on public assistance cannot afford to eat healthfully and furthermore do not have the ability or the nutritional education necessary to live a healthy lifestyle this has immediate effects on the growing epidemics of obesity, heart disease and other lifestyle related illnesses and on the health system that is already at capacity.
Under overpasses, under graffiti-covered walls, and amid piles of trash, it is sad to see the America's homeless get by the best they can. Homeless build cardboard and plastic shelters, insulate abandoned cars, sleep on mattresses which have been thrown away, and store their belongings in garbage bags. I have also seen them use baby strollers to store their belonging in.
Homelessness is a social problem that is prevalent around the world. Homelessness has existed for much of "civilized" human history. In the last two centuries, homelessness and changed and expanded. Sociologists who study and research homelessness have argued over its formal definition for decades, though for some, the definition of homelessness seems self explanatory and obvious. The paper will examine homelessness, particularly as a sociological issue, or a social issue seen from a sociological perspective. The paper will additionally reference sociological theory as a means of explanation for homelessness, such its causes, the demographics/populations, and other prominent known characteristics of homeless people. There are individuals and groups who choose to be, from a normative societal perspective, homeless, but for a great deal of the homeless population, it can be a treacherous and tragic lifestyle that is a result of a distinct set of social, societal, and individual factors.
Homelessness, like many social issues, is simple or complicated depending on the perspective from which it is viewed. Perspective matters because theory drive practice. How an issue is framed has implications for how it is treated (Weil, M. & Ohmer, M., 2013, p. 11). For example, Merriam Webster defines homelessness as “having no home or permanent place of residence.” The simplicity of this definition is seductive; however, from a social service perspective it could be problematic. Too many people could qualify for services under this definition, further constraining housing resources that are already scarce. In contrast, the State of Homelessness in Michigan, 2014, provides a definition which narrows the criteria by including the words “chronic” and “document disability”, making this definition more restrictive. As with the first
According to Somerville (2013), homelessness is a multidimensional concept where it is more than an individual not having a roof over their head. It is where there person is deprived of a number of different necessities. One necessity is physiological which means that the person may be lacking bodily comfort or warmth. Another necessity comes from an emotional standpoint which in this case would be the lacking of love and/or joy. The territorial necessity is lacking in homelessness as well and that is when someone has a lack of privacy. The last two necessities are ontological and spiritual, where ontological is someone’s lack of rootedness in the world while spiritual is one’s lack of home and lack of purpose (Somerville, 2013,
The invisible student primarily focuses on a muscular afro american boy named Ambrose. Who also has a similar background to thousands of other kids which have “fled” from their parents' houses because of a controversy with them were in Ambrose case he left because of his mother. The consciences were that he had to tackle insurmountable responsibilities and daily challenges to make it through a single day,were he had to travel from city to city in order to fulfill his determination and to be able to break the “circle” of poverty and of course fight homelessness. What's particularly noticeable is the different forms of homelessness that is highlighted in the state and across Minneapolis. According to the text homelessness have changed in the
For example a person living in a deprived council estate, with a very low income has been proven to be more at risk of developing health issues compared to someone from a higher social class as there is a strong correlation between poverty and ill health. This has been backed up by (WHO, 1946) that state that ‘poverty creates ill-health because it forces people to live in environments that make them sick.’
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty” (Brainy Quote, 1997). In the past homelessness was known as a result of any war. Nowadays, the percentage of homeless people is around 60% worldwide. Also, the concept of homelessness is an expression that covers a huge number of countries which means it shifts from nation to nation. Individuals who are needy are regularly unfit to earn and keep up a standard, protected secure and sufficient stay. Being caused mainly by the individual’s conditions, homelessness can affect people’s health and personal life.