Final Project Poverty and Children in the United States OneSphor Kayra PhD Introduction to Sociology Axia College/College of Social Sciences
We live in the United States there are not supposed to be starving children in America one of the riches countries in the world but yet there are children that are homeless and starving to death right in front of us how can this be? When I see a child that is dirty or even looks like they maybe hungry I want to buy them food however that may be a fine line that we may have to watch with all the child molesters and all the mean in the world we may just be taken aback by trying to help, I have volunteered in homeless shelters, I have watched a whole family take a bath in Lake Chaplain in Vermont in the winter that is sad. I feel that we as Americans need to stand up for our children they are our future and if we don’t take care of them now then what kind of people are we. Who are the poor children in America? They are our neighbors, they are the quite kids with the worried look on their face in the class rooms of our schools, they could not be poor at all their family may just be withholding food from their children due to the parent being afraid that their child may get obese or they may be just plain mean I have known people that are like that and I have known a few in my days and I did report what I saw. The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well being of America’s low income families and children. Using research to inform the policy and the practice to protect our children and seeks out solutions and strategic use of public resources at the state and national levels to ensure positive outcomes for the next generation. Founded in 1989 as a division of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, NCCP is a nonpartisan, public interest research organization. (National Center for the children of poverty) If we take a minute to reflect on our children and their good health in childhood that reflects both on the social and economic participation. Poverty sees no race or no skin color it is in every walk of life. However conversely social divisions by race and income are often associated with health disparities which inhibit children from achieving their full potential and this should not be. There are two points to this issue, one the relationship between socioeconomic status and health is one of the most robust and well documented findings in social science. Second, the relationship is also reciprocal, as poverty detracts from resources used to maintain health, while poor health detracts from the educational and employment paths to income mobility. Poor health in the most developed countries the infectious diseases (such as tuberculosis and influenza) to chronic diseases (like heart disease, cancer, and stroke) those are socially marginalized by race and class continue to be at substantially higher risk for poor health and this could be due to have not eaten or a good well balanced diet. Food does contribute to diabetes and heart disease in America. I don’t agree with the more money you make you should be able to feed your children everything keeps going up and up just not your salary and families do have bills and they are high. I don’t know how BIG families make it these days they have to be real thrifty. Researchers have shown that although there are differences in health outcomes among racial subgroups, no groups always leads to falters on every indicator. It finds that health disadvantages are often greatest among Native American and black children, least severe among white and...
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Who are America’s Poor Children?
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The face of hunger
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