Roughly more than “One-Fourth of children in Durham live in poverty, twenty-eight percent, caused by the recession of 2008”, and causes the state to tie with Kentucky and Texas for the spot of the 11th highest poverty rated state in the country. Before the economic downturn, the poverty rate of children in Durham was only three percent. As quoted by Lauren Horsch, worker at NC Child, “In Durham County during the 2011-2012 time frame, nearly 64 percent of students were on free and reduced lunch.” Further research also states that only seventy-seven of people that were in high school after 2008 graduated, meaning that twenty-three percent either only achieved a GED, or dropped out
Children born into homelessness can be at higher risk for infectious disease, stunted growth rate, and anemia. These deficiencies can be caused by environmental factors and poor nutrition(Hart-Shegos 2). In the novel, the Tillerman children all struggle to be accepted in school because of their obvious differences, likely caused by the time they spent homeless. They have experienced great hardships that they could not control, for example, their delayed development. This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women.
Homelessness can have a devastating effect on children. Homeless children are hungry and sick more often, and worry about their family’s situation and future. Even though it’s extremely hard to estimate the amount of homeless children, about 1.4 million students students in the U.S were homeless at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. As expected, homeless children and youth are difficult to count because their living situations frequently change. Some have tried to estimate the extent of the homeless problem in the United States using many methods but they all have their limitations.
FAO reported that 2008 was the second largest crop in history. That same year, according to Action International, five million children died of hunger. It has been shown that the planet can produce food for a population more significant than the current one. However, 1.02 billion people suffer from famine (1 in 6.5), and 100 million more joined last years.
The effect of parents bringing kids into poverty are endless because there are endless reasons why people are in poverty. 13.4 percent of children were born into poverty which means there is a higher percentage of kids that were not born into it but are now in it(Breslow,2018 para 9). Kids do not make money or if they are old enough to get a job they still don't pay all the bills or have to provide for other people. The parents are the main source of income for these kids in poverty, it does not mean it was their fault because they could have lost their jobs or have been in poverty for their entire lives. There are parents who are at fault because of their drug addiction, lack of managing money, or because they do not consider their kids in their
"The thing about kids who have really troublesome home lives, not just with homelessness but other things, too is that they have this defeated look on their faces, because they're trying, and it's not working," Lyndsey said. "They're tired and they're hungry, and it's stressful, because they don't know where they're going after school (Brown 3). " Homeless children are more likely to be diagnosed with learning disabilities they are more likely to miss school and change schools, and are more likely to drop out of school than other children and score lower on standardized tests”(Brown 6). "The boys are more affected by this more than girls because they are taught different.
It can be seen quickly in early childhood education, especially because it is more likely to be weaker in poorer areas and children living in poverty. In the words of researcher Boghani, they acknowledge the fact that several studies show that children who are raised and grew up in poverty have a difficulty of escaping poverty once they become adults (Boghani, 2017). For example, a 2009 study by the National Center for Children in Poverty, researchers found that children who lived in poverty were more likely to experience poverty when becoming adults, as well as their likelihood of being poor in adulthood increased with the number of years that they lived in poverty as a child (Fass, Dinan & Aratani, Y.,
English philosopher, mathematician, and writer. People who lack education are the people who are not been taught. The cause of this is that the majority of the people are poor. There are even people who stop their children to go to schools because they want them to work, again the issue here is money. They want them to work and not be educated.
h I have observed many socioeconomic inequalities from my community site. The children have experienced long times of homelessness, since that is what is required to stay at Avalon. This has a large effect on the children in all aspects of life, the biggest one being their education. The children are farther behind in their education than others in their age group, since they had to go through such hard times, and it caused some students to be behind in their academics.
Early Childhood Poverty Poverty in early childhood happens because the parent(s) are poor. The parents are poor because of limited resources, lack of “social assistance”, less income, less education, and lack of employment and training (p.208). Poor households can’t buy sufficient goods and services for their children. In third world countries, poverty is widespread due to a number of reasons that we can’t get into for this paper. Countries like the Scandinavian countries that invest in social assistance programs have lower “child poverty rates” compared to other industrialized countries (p.208).
In the article by A. Driscoll and N. G. Nagel, they explain how poverty affects children and parents. The authors show that children who live in poverty have a risk level to die before their first birthday. As well they show how it affects children in their education because their level of learning is much lower than others, who do not live in poverty. Parents are focused on their jobs, forgetting their children because the money they earn is not enough to support the family and they have to look for more than one job in order to survive, and nevertheless, having two jobs is not enough to be able to give their children a good education. Therefore, those children develop behaviors that are not appropriate, and consequently acquire a low level
West Virginia has a high poverty rate among the young population. Drugs, marriage/divorce, annual income, are some of the reasons these children face poverty. The number of children living in poverty is growing each day. A single parent raising their children has more of a chance to live in poverty than that of two parents raising their children. Nine percent of poor children live in families with no parent present.
Residential Schools affected every single person that attended, with varying degrees of consequences. Numerous problems arose, however, one of the biggest impact that affected every generation to come would be the result of poverty from residential school. These institutes didn’t teach many helpful skills that would aid them down the line. Instead, they just taught the students the languages of the Caucasian man and the religion of Christianity. As a result of First Nations not receiving useful education, they were not applicable for either jobs or for higher tier jobs.
Winter’s Bone, a novel by Daniel Woodrell, examines the struggles of people in rural areas through the protagonist, Ree Dolly. Set in the backwoods of the Ozarks, this story is filled with characters who partake in drugs, crimes, and violence. Woodrell paints a picture of the situation through the eyes of someone who is battling to survive the world while living in a community that is deeply affected by the effects of poverty. Of the numerous effects poverty has upon the rural community, Woodrell brings to light how a lack of education, overuse of drugs, and child abuse result from destitution. The issue of poverty can be complex, however, it is a much more abstract condition for over 40 million Americans who daily face struggles with food, shelter, and basic health care (Poverty).