Analysis Of Poor Kids

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According to the PBS Frontline video “Poor Kids” 2012, more than 46 million Americans are living beneath the poverty line. The United States alone has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the industrialized world. It is stated that 1 out of 5 children are living in poverty. The video documented the lives of three families who are faced with extreme hardships and are battling to survive a life of being poor. All three families have more than one child and could barely afford to pay their bills and purchase food for their household. Jasmine along with her three brothers and parents lived in a homeless shelter at the Salvation Army. She often felt sad when they drove past houses and saw people entering their homes, she wished that was her sometimes. Her brother Jonny shared how difficult it is living in a shelter and how that 's something you don 't want anyone finding out about it. If people found out you would lose your friends and others would make fun of you. Their family was considered middle class before the recession hit. His father had a business and received good income, making $5,000 a month. Often obtaining 5 to 6 jobs in total monthly. Their family is a prime example of how a mixed economy that is part capitalist can be damaging to someone 's livelihood. Quinney (1980, p. 1) claims that “the study of crime involves an investigation of such natural products and contradictions of capitalism as alienation, inequality, poverty, unemployment, spiritual
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