People participating in sports any sports besides football has about 50% of all concussions; players that do not participate in football also have a risk. However, people could fall or get hit you still can get concussion. People who have concussion or had more than one concussion
Socioeconomic Structures Explain how various socio economic conditions (e.g.,international competition, prejudice, unfavourable economic conditions, military occupation/rule) operate to increase poverty How does Welfare increase poverty? The United States Federal Government spent over $477 billion on over 50 different programs to fight poverty. That money does not count for welfare spending by state and local governments. Despite America’s effort there are still around 37 million Americans that live in Poverty America has spent over a trillion dollars since Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty in 1964.
As true as that may be, I tend to think those holding this belief will be surprised at the actual numbers. There are some players in the NFL that make an egregious amount of money annually, on the other hand there are many players simply making a decent living. The NFLPA ( NFL Players Association) reported the average NFL player’s career lasts 3.2 years. According to Businessinsider.com the average NFL player salary is $1.9 million annually, ranking the NFL as the lowest average salary among the 4 major North American sports leagues, 2.5 times less than baseball’s average salary. The NFLPA has come up short in a few areas, another being the fact that all NFL contracts are non-guaranteed, meaning if a player were to sign with a team for x number of years and for x number of dollars, the team has the right to cut this player at any time during the length of the contract.
This is being written about the poverty level in North Carolina. It will explain how bad the poverty level is in different parts of North Carolina, from the richest to the most poverty stricken. I will include examples of poverty-stricken families, and quotes from people either researching poverty or from people that live in poverty. I will also include what can be done to reduce or eliminate poverty in North Carolina.
Article Critique The article, Layers of Inequality: Power, Policy, and Health, discuss about two major racial groups which are African American and whites and the focus is how inequality affects infant mortality. The Subordinate group is African American, and the majority group is white. The article specific talks about the women of the racial groups, and compare how the social class affects infant mortality. Even though United Stated have advances in newborn care, the United States has highest infant mortality rate, and the poverty has huge effect on the infant survival.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Almost ten million people in America move counties every year. Based on migration rates, there are more people leaving Mississippi each year than there are moving here. In order to stop this population decrease, we need to work out the major issues of Mississippi. These issues include health, education, and poverty.
Professional athletes are getting paid more than individuals that help our society in a good and helpful way. In fact, they are getting way overpaid. “Unless you’re finding a cure for cancer or creating world peace, I don't know if anybody deserves to get that much money,” said Drew Brees, quarterback for NFL team New Orleans Saints, after signing the 5 year 100$ million dollar contract. I believe that this is true, that professional athletes are indeed getting overpaid. There are many individuals that affect our society in a positive strong way and are receiving less money than professional athletes do.
In 2007, 13.8 percent of females were poor compared to the 11.1 percent of men. Women living in high-income countries such as the United States give birth with the help of medical attention, but for low-income countries this is usually not the case. The Death Toll in poverty by race causes the population of many poor Americans to double 25 percent every year. There are a lot of drawbacks to those who have low-income such as housing stability and economic development. Even with economic development, working conditions are harder due to Global income.
Did you know that 80 percent of NFL players will go broke or file for bankruptcy within their first 2 years of retiring. Often players will forget that they have personal lives and futures to think about. The only thing is though that NFL players live in the moment and not the future. The NFL players are part to blame for the reasoning of going broke but at the same time so is the NFL they know that most of the athletes come from poor backgrounds and neighbourhoods. It's hard when the player makes it to the pros and for them not to help out their friends and family.
Some say the size of players has become somewhat concerning. An investigation by the Associated Press studied the weight gain of over 4,700 Division 1 football players. This studied showed that many players had put on over twenty pounds in one year. In about 100 of those cases, players added up to eighty pounds over first year of collegiate ball (Gillum). While some players may gain small amounts of fat, many put on lean muscle in that time span (Apuzzo).
A major issue in America today is poverty. However not much is being done to help those in need. Many who struggle in poverty are those who struggle getting the basic necessities we need in the everyday life such as food, clothes, water, and shelter. Different factors that can contribute to poverty are lack of education, unemployment, poor economy, race/origin, non-effective policies, and illness/disease; therefore more help should be made towards helping those in need. One of the factors that contributes to poverty is lack of education.
As outlined in chapter 10 of the course text, inequality in housing and wealth is a major problem. The United States is described to be the most unequal countries in the western hemisphere. But with the inequalities when it comes to wealth, the United States is one of the richest countries in the world. Wealth is the sum total of a person’s assets. These assets include, cash in the bank and value of all properties, not only land but houses, cars, stocks, and bonds, and retirements savings.
Imagine it's October 28, 1929, living a lavish lifestyle, owning a mansion, sailing on a 100 foot yacht every weekend, and having what seems like unlimited money that can be spent on anything at anytime. Then, all of a sudden, October 29, 1929 comes. The stock market crashes, banks are closing everywhere, and personal possessions are being foreclosed upon. The greatest economic downfall in the history of the United States has just began. This would become known as the Great Depression, which suited the time period between 1929 and 1941 perfectly.
Socioeconomic Inequality Poverty is becoming increasingly more prevalent due to the growing divide between the upper and lower classes in the United States. Because of the divide, economic burdens are developing and becoming a tag to social statuses. Lower social classes are undeveloped in comparison to the financially stable classes. The widening inequality between social classes in America is damaging the social and financial aspects of the nation, leading to an increase in poverty. Education is harder to obtain in classes that are economically unstable.