The great depression had affect Canada socially, as population changes occurred, as less immigrants go to canada, and birth rate changes, as well as death rates. Throughout the 1930s, Canada’s population growth reached their lowest point since the 1880s. Canada’s birth rate dropped from 13.1 live births per 1000 people in 1930 to only 9.7 per 1000 people in 1937. The lowest ratio until the 1960s. This affected the nation significantly, as the population decreases, not much children would grow up to work for the nation, thus creating less income and therefore not increasing the nation’s GDP as much as it can.
One example of inequality in the US is black-white income inequality which still exists in the US. The income difference between median households of white and black has increased from $19,000 in 1967 to $27,000 in 2011. The average black household income composed 59% of average white household income in 2011, these percentage was equal to 55% and 63% in 1967 and 2007, respectively (Desilver, 2014). If discrimination because of skin color will be continued they will harm economy in some way because if these people will not have jobs they will increase the proportion of unemployed people in the country. The unemployment rate of black is two times greater than unemployment rate of white (Fields and Weller, 2011).
Depicting the Asian American community as the model-minority ignores the issue of poverty that persists within this ethnicity. In fact, “between 2007 and 2011, the number of Asian Americans living in poverty [in California] increased by roughly 50 percent, to over half a million. Hmong and Cambodian American children have higher rates of poverty (42 percent and 31 percent, respectively) than African American and Latino children (27 percent and 26 percent, respectively)”. Unfortunately, this trend extends out of California because “in recent years, Asian Americans in New York City plunged deeper into poverty and are now the poorest New Yorkers” (Lee 378). Although there is a higher percentage of the Asian American community who lives in poverty,
With equal pay, poverty would decrease by more than a half. Supporting evidence from the President and CEO of the IFWPR, Dr. Heidi Hartmann, is “ Providing equal pay to women would have a dramatic impact on their families. The poverty rate for all working women would be cut in half, falling to 3.9 percent from 8.1 percent. The very high poverty rate for working single mothers would fall by nearly half, from 28.7 percent to 15.0 percent, and two-thirds would receive a pay increase.” (Clark, Hartmann, & Hayes, 2014, p.1) It is important to notice here that how much of humankind living in indigence would gain from this. For the 14.3 million single women—divorced, widowed, separated, and never married women living on their own—equal pay would mean a very significant drop in poverty from 11.0 percent to 4.6 percent (falling by more than half).
Charles Rosenberg argues that by 1866, moralistic concepts of disease had faded and “scientific values and habits of thought” (Rosenberg 232) gained prevalence. While this is true of the 1866 cholera epidemic, it does not accurately predict the future development of the conception of disease. Although scientific thought steadily increased in prominence, moral judgements rose once again with the advent of germ theory. This essay investigates the context surrounding Rosenberg’s statement, comparing it to Terence Powderly’s 1902 warning of “the menace to the nation’s health of the new immigrants” (Powderly, 1902). It first argues that the post-civil war environment facilitated the waning of religious and moral judgments as the basis for the
Kohn further proved his argument by concluding that the SAT scores decreased between the years 1969-1993 due to the increase in the population of test-takers according to the American Academy report (Bergmann 262). In his final argument Kohn convinces that a drop in SAT score is not a fair assessment when compared to grades that are received at Harvard or other leading institutions. Kohn’s research for grade inflation at leading institutions over the last 30-40 years showed a rise in verbal and
After studying the Rwandan genocide, I believe that many lives could have been spared. There were plenty of early warnings of the genocide, but they were systematically ignored. For example, in the spring of 1992, the Belgian ambassador in Kigali, Johan Swinner warned his government that the Akazu were planning the extermination of the Tutsi of Rwanda to “resolve once and for all, in their own way, the ethnic problem” (Genocide Watch). In the film as well as the documentary, the concept that governmental authorities refuse to recognize that genocide was underway in Rwanda. One fact is that the US government was forewarned of the impending genocide.
There is a group of Americans affected by illegal immigration: high-school dropouts. Davidson (2006) wrote in his article “Q&A: Illegal Immigrants and the U.S. Economy”: the wages of low-skilled high-school dropouts are claimed to decrease between 3 percent and 8 percent because of competition from immigrants, both legal and illegal. Economists speculate that for the average high-school dropout, that would mean about a $25 a week raise if there were no job competition from immigrants. Borgas (2004, cited in Davidson, 2006) adds that group received an extremely impact as the wages reduced by 7.4
Economists have long speculated that women with children work fewer hours and are more likely to take parental leave, also more recent research shows patterns of discrimination against women with children. Economists Marianne Bertrand, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence Katz examined salaries of MBA graduates from top business schools and found that even if men and women had similar earnings at graduation, after a decade men earned 60% more than women. That was an example of young people starting careers with similar levels of earnings, but over time a gender gap appears and grows. Another example is people with the same level of earnings and working the same hours. After 15 years male lawyers earned 55% more than female lawyers.
These reports showcased a sharp decline in the amount of users in these countries over several years. Less people smoking means likely people’s children will want to smoke. Above all else the drop in users would be the most positive outcome that could come out of such a