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 that live in absolute poverty.
There is two main types of poverty, absolute poverty, and relative poverty. Absolute poverty is when a house hold takes in less than one U.S. dollar a day, meaning that they will not be able to buy food nor be able to buy the medicine they need to survive, and will most likely have poor clothing and a poor living environment. One of the best ways we can help with the absolute poverty would be to encourage and support the development of effective businesses (small, medium, and large) to make good use of our natural resources to create wealth and jobs for the people living in absolute poverty. Now for Relative poverty, it happens when a person has a little bit of money but otherwise the quality of the person’s life is not very good. For example, not having access to affordable social services like schooling, health care, medicines, sanitation, transportation, or even safe drinking water. A way we can help out people facing relative poverty is to make sure that people have access to affordable and good quality social services. Where they can feel secure and safe around their peers and can trust people.
Overpopulation can be a main reason of poverty in America, due to the lack of an adequate education system and the income of money that comes into the families. It is pretty well know that overpopulated communities generally do not have very good education systems. Also living in an over populated poverty stricken community can have many...
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