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  • Poverty in America

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    about poverty’s history in America and its definition, the causes/reasons of poverty, the effects of poverty on America, and the salaries of people in poverty. Poverty is the state or condition of having little to no money or goods. In America, poverty started being a major issue in the late 1950s when it reached 22.4 percent of the American population. Throughout the 1960s, poverty steadily declined, and reached 11.1 percent in the year 1973. Over the next 10 years, poverty alternated between 11.1

  • Poverty In America

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    Poverty in America The current poverty rate in America is 13.5 percent (US Census Bureau). That measures out to roughly 43.1 million Americans. What exactly is poverty? Poverty means not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter. However, poverty is so much more than just not having enough money. Poverty is not having access to a doctor or medications you may need, poverty is not having access to a good education. Poverty can be the people

  • 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

  • Poverty In America

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    Poverty in America America. The land of hopes and dreams, where everyone can live free and happy. But, to 46.2 Million U.S citizens, that isn’t the case whatsoever. 46.2 Million is the number of innocent civilians who suffer the cold lifestyle of poverty. Living paycheck-to-paycheck, wondering where their next meal will be coming from, and sometimes not being able to afford a simple doctor’s visit. In an effort to help American citizens get themselves out of poverty, the government should create

  • Poverty In America

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    be born into poverty in the United States” (“Poverty in the US”). People are not aware of the poverty in America, but the United States has one of the highest poverty rates in the world. Many of the reasons for this issue is a lack of available jobs, low wages and barriers to employment. A primary issue is the lack of information on poverty. People need to be able to know where to go to obtain information on this issue. The media is not covering poverty enough so the people in America can not be informed

  • Poverty In America

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    of Americans in poverty. How come America is one of the wealthiest countries yet millions of people are impoverished? Poverty is considered one of the leading problems in America. In “Changing the Face of Poverty” written by Diana George, American nonprofit groups are showing poverty the wrong way in our country. Nonprofit organizations, for example, "Habitat for Humanity” shows how we perceive a weak nation, and terrible people look since they don't have a home. I believe America has a problem with

  • Poverty in America

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    Poverty in America A Social Problem 3/22/2013 Rebecca McNamara Abstract Poverty has been around as long as there has been an America. Programs have been set in place to help offset the issue, such as Food Stamps and housing. The government’s implementation of some of these programs is to ensure that the poor have a place to sleep and adequate meals to eat. There are issues with these programs that contribute to the furthering of poverty, but for the most part are more helpful than harmful

  • Poverty in America

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    Poverty is an epidemic that has swept the American nation many times over. Whether it be quietly lingering under the surface, or blatantly staring us in the face as it is in this current recession, it affects people across America on individual, community and national levels alike. While there are many causes and effects of poverty, it is important to view the issue of poverty and its causes from all angles when one seeks to tackle the problem. These factors include socio-economic status, mental

  • poverty in america

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     Poverty has always been with us from beggars outside the gates of Jerusalem to the mentally ill homeless woman in the park. America is known for our huge difference in culture and class. This is due partly to the dynamics behind the political decisions of this country. The president himself admits that America is more unequal than it’s been since the great depression and many of his own supporters say he has failed. America now has, by many standards, the lowest social mobility of all of the high-end

  • Unemloyment And Poverty In America

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    The issue of unemployment and poverty is becoming more popular in America. Citizens are having trouble finding jobs which eventually leads them to being in a state of poverty. Poverty is a serious concern and there could be more that America can do to help prevent or reduce it. Starting charity programs for the poor is a substantial way to get the people that are in poverty back on their feet again. It gives them hope that they can look for a way to get income. Another solution could be to create

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