Poverty In America There are many issues going on inside of our country from climate change to domestic violence. However,today i will be addressing a topic that I find more important.This topic is affecting 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans. The topic I will be addressing is poverty. According to statista.com about 11.3 percent of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. In 2016, the poverty rate was increased to 12.7 percent of the U.S. As the statistic shows poverty in the U.S is only growing and isn't being seen or talked about.
The Effects of Poverty in America “In 2007 about one out of every eight children in America was on food stamps. Today that number is one out of every five” (U.S Census Bureau). This statistic from the U.S Census Bureau illustrates how the poverty level of Americans is getting worse and worse. This statistic explains what every day poor American families must face and that it also greatly affects the lives of their children. In today’s society, America is ailed by the instantaneous increase of Americans living in poverty, causing families to take several risks in order to provide all of their family’s necessities.
He changed my perspective on those struggling to survive. Another view that changed after this experience was my view on poverty in Canada in a general sense. About 1 in 7 people in Canada live in poverty according to the Low Income Measure. That is an estimated 4.8 million people (CPJ, 2014) . Before seeing the reality, I believed that poverty was almost non-existent in Canada and that those who were dealing with this issue were a minority.
The poverty line is a minimum amount of money that working Canadians should reach by each year, the poverty line in Canada is $19,930. According to www.livingwagecanada.ca and www.povertyfreeontario.ca, single adults total earning throughout a year is 64% off of the poverty line. While lone parents are 38% off the poverty line, people who work minimum wage jobs are 12% off the poverty line, working poor is 22% off the poverty line, and the poor welfare make $0 which means they are not close at all to the poverty line. According to Thecanadianencyclopedia.ca, even though the poverty line is 14% the percentage is extremely likely to rise. According to Borgenproject.org poverty can lead to worse education, higher crime rate, and low social mobility.
There are three types of homelessness: chronic, cynical, and temporary (Lynne, 1999). A variety of factors can contribute to homelessness, such as natural disasters and war; however, the major causes in Canada are family violence, poverty, a lack of cheap housing, and the closure of mental health institutions. In her essay, “Two Views of Homelessness,” Melanie (2003) noted that “homelessness has been increasing at an alarming rate for over 2 decades, leading to the increased visibility of homeless
Chronically homeless people are considered to be the most vulnerable of all the homeless population. They are more prone to injuries, trauma as well as behavioural health problems and mental illness. 16. Do you know how many of the young adults under the age of 24 experience homelessness for more than a week? The figures are shockingly at around 55,000.
Homelessness is a crisis across America which the government has overlooked. Unfortunately, 12% of Americans are considered homeless; on any night there about 554,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States (Day). Homelessness is an issue that is apparent throughout many societies around the world, although it seems to be an exceptional struggle in the United States. Among the top homeless cities in the world, New York City ranks the second highest on the list, with Los Angeles following at a close third. Other American cities in the high ranks include Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Phoenix.
It has become obvious that the world is falling further into debt every year, even in our own country, reports show that “one in seven Americans are in debt,” (Rector, Robert, and Sheffield). While there have been many efforts to fix the devastation of poverty, it is no secret that the majority of the world is still in need of help. One of the most heated solutions comes from a man named Peter Singer and which he states that whatever money is spent on luxuries should be given away to those who are impoverished, and struggle for the basic needs of life. With this intention, you’re probably wondering what exactly is considered to be a luxury for people. Something that is luxury is everything besides the bare necessities such as water, food, shelter, and etc.
The Great Depression was an austere economic depression that began in the late 1920’s and spanned until the late 1930’s. It was the longest and most widespread economic downturn in the history of America. It was characterized by the devastating effects it had on the United States. Personal incomes, tax revenues, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plummeted by more than 50% and unemployment rose to 25%. People all over the country were all impacted by this prolonged recession.
An article in the washington post written by author Matt Zwolinski, talks about how too often in the united states, welfare comes with strings attached. Even though american are willing to give the poor we are not willing to trust them. Most people believe that people fall into poverty because there 's something wrong with them. That simply is just the case in most situations. Even though not all americans are on welfare, The United States Census bureau found that “Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012” ().
After the war ended, Canada 's economy did not get better. Because of the war, Canada had to pay $164 million per year to pay off their debt. In result, the modern day income tax was put in place. Over all, Canada 's total debt reached $1,665,576,000
Challenges in Afghanistan has seen Afghanistan has been seeing challenges since 1970 During the past 20 years regard 2.5 millions of Afghans had died because of war Afghanistan is better off now than 2001 because of the harsh things that the taliban 's have done to the Afghanistans Challenges Canada has seen September 2006 in the battle 300 militants and 5 canadians died 45 canadians had died for bombing and etc. In January 15 2006 a canadian soldier Diplomat Glyn Berry because the first civilian to die in the mission in afghanistan. Berry was killed in a suicide attack on armoured vehicle he was driving. More than 1,800 Canadians have been wounded In May 17 Nicola Goddard, first Canadian women to die in action while serving in a combat role September 3rd four canadian soldiers are killed and 9 others were injured in the medusa mission Canada has spent more than $18 billion dollars for the veterinarians and much more Talibans Womens have suffered the most such sextual assualt, killed, forced as slaves Talibans are mostly pashtun Taliban 's go by the rule
In 2012, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Food was concerned with the rate of food insecurity in Canada when four million Canadians, 1.4 million of whom were children, were reportedfound to be struggling to obtain the food they required (Tarasuk, Mitchell, & Dachner, 2014). The food insecurity for Aboriginals that reside in Nunavut is the highest in the world for any Indigenous population in a developed country (Egeland, 2011). For remote Aboriginal communities in northern Canada, food insecurity is caused by the increasing cost of hunting and transportation, harsh climate and climate change, increase in population size, and decline in certain animal and plant populations (Public Policy Forum, 2015). In response to the
In Canada , a third of the human diet comes directly or indirectly from insect-pollinated plants . The benefits of pollination in Canada is 2 billion dollars each year . that the contribution of bees worldwide to human food production stands at an estimated $200 billion annually. Image if bee decline was a worldwide problem , it would be a catastophe. Albert Einstein once remarked, if the bees disappear, the human family would follow close behind (Save the bees, save ourselves).
In Vancouver, guns are tightly restricted and as a result, they have much lower murder and assault rates. This brings about the question on whether laxer restrictions on guns are leading to more firearm based crimes. Out of the 34,000 plus gun deaths a year in these cities, only 300 of them are people shooting an intruder. The threat of being attacked has struck the people so hard that many women are even beginning to arm themselves. All of these deaths and injuries have an overall cost of four billion dollars a year to the American health care system and everyone pays for it whether it be through taxes or increased