In the United States there are many children and adults that go hungry, due to financial problems. With the economy and how high cost of living is, it’s hard to provide, food for the family. The results of hunger on children in America are not having the right nutrition, can have serious implication for a child’s physical and mental health. Also food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. According to the Economic research service of the U.S department of Agriculture that the family had at times, “limited or uncertain access to adequate food, caused by either economic or social conditions.” In other words the family didn’t always have enough food to feed everyone.
Author Richard Grant describes these situations as “a problem from hell” when visiting some of the most rural and poor places in Mississippi. Education is a major obstacle that many students encounter when struggling to escape from Mississippi’s never-ending problems. As a result, the Delta has a consistently high rate of high school dropouts or failures. In addition to deficient school systems, “ The South is home to the most children living below 50% of the poverty line” which supports the idea that children living in unstable environments are enveloped with poverty (Hughes). The Delta has developed into an underprivileged community where “24% of Southern students attended school in districts in which extreme child poverty rates dipped below 5%” (Hughes).
Urban areas were the most affected by starvation and hunger as seen in many of the letters. With little or no pay, it was difficult for the people to buy food. Moreover, the price of consumer goods was too high at the time, due to the collapse of many industries. The irony is that rural American areas were producing enough food to feed the nations. However, the high transportation costs made it difficult for the food to reach the people.
People find themselves in this situation for a number of different reasons. Causes of someone being in poverty can be blamed on that person, while others are out of that person's power. Each person or family has their own personal reason for them being in the state of poverty. There is no way to try and define them all. But what are some of the most common reasons for someone finding themselves without a home?
Globally and historically, poverty has been the major determinant of child and adult health and even in rich nations such as the UK; it remains a major cause of ill health with huge public health consequences. Poverty is both a source and an aftereffect of poor health. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poverty creates ill-health by forcing people to live in bad environments that make them sick, without decent shelter, clean water or adequate sanitation. Poor health in turn traps communities in poverty.
Poverty impacts a child’s capability to learn and process information depending on their background and source of income. A number of factors in the student’s surroundings, such as their home environment, create a possible barrier for any student who aims to accomplish a standard academic performance. Also including - -malnutrition and starvation, violent backgrounds, or non-involvement of parents—is more common in homes towards incomes that are in poverty level. Clearly projecting that an individual who has lived in poverty during their childhood, it is more difficult to attain a quality education to pursue within the effects of poverty. Education in poverty has become a major conflict in sufficient learning for students today.
Poverty is a major factor in this regard and accounts for close to 70 percent of the factors that cause streetism in Ethiopia. The levels of poverty is increasing in urban areas and children have no choice but to go out and look for jobs to earn enough to assist their families or themselves (FSCE2006:iii). According to (Abate 2004) Children are vulnerable to food insecurity due to their dependency status and their low social positions. They are mostly guided and supervised by adults, they cannot make their own decisions and many of them are forced to take low paying and difficult unskilled jobs to earn their daily meals, which results in many of them often living a life of abuse and
According to research taken in a U.S. Census, many people continue to live in poverty even though the state is recovering from the recession that occurred in 2007-2008. Poverty greatly affects any children that may be living in the poverty-stricken home in a positive and a negative way. Poverty can stunt a child’s long term outcomes,
As a result, thousands are starving and becoming malnourished. It will continue if nothing is done. This famine has harmed human beings and has put them under stress. Thus, they have little food and are experiencing many hardships. The food security in Somalia has dropped substantially due to a famine that has caused thousands to die from starvation, if there is no aid given to these malnourished people, the country will break down in security causing people to be defenseless and at risk.