In 2010, 15.75 million of America’s 70 million children were classified as living in poverty. Countries have attempted to end poverty for many years now but it seems that the numbers continue to increase. Some people blame the government while others blame the individual for their own situation. The article also addresses public attitudes towards welfare recipients which tends to be negative. Many think that the welfare system is only hurting the American economy.
Fewer and fewer families take the time to prepare a nutritious meal and are passing down bad habits to their children. If changes are not made now, then people will soon be living shorter lives and suffer most of their life from obesity and the health issues that come with it. The Government should regulate what Americans consume in order to curb obesity rates and potentially save lives. Childhood obesity is a big issue that affects children every day. A third of the child population below the age of 20 are considered obese.
Child labor exists even though laws eliminate it. There are many reasons that cause child labor: Poverty and unemployment levels are high – As you see, the most of employed children work in less developed countries by economy. In such countries poor families and children may rely upon child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. According to U.N statistics more than one-fourth of the people around the world live in poverty that is caused by the high unemployment levels. Free education is limited – U.N estimated that approximately 75 million children were not attending school.
These people have to work very hard but they still can’t afford living in an apartment. More than half the people that are homeless are like this because they lost their jobs and they couldn’t ever find another one. Homeless shelters need to come for three main reasons one is that they could save tons of lives. Second, is that they will make not only homeless people but everyone happy. Last is that it will make the world a better and more joyful place to live especially in a home.
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).
According to the State of America’s Children in the United States and Alabama 2017 Factsheets, 18 percent of the U.S.’s children were poor in 2016, and 25 percent of Alabama’s children were poor in 2016. These statistics are overwhelming due to the fact that child poverty affects all areas of their lives. Children exposed to poverty at such a young age are at a disadvantage in several areas; these children are at risk of low academic achievement, resulting in lasting negative effects. Our economy is not able to thrive if child poverty continues. Children living in poverty are also at risk of dropping out of school, being unemployed, and entering the juvenile justice system.
This is very interesting to me because a lot of people equate poverty with neglect and this is not the case, just because you may be poor doesn’t mean that you are a neglectful parent, there are children that live below the poverty level and their parents love them and nurture them and care for them better than a child that lives in a million dollar home. So just because you have money it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are caring for your child, you may not clean or cook or know how to nurture your own child and that is a form of neglect. Now because a family is living in poverty the stress of that may cause neglect, and that is the economic theory of child neglect, so there are some families that live in poverty and are perfectly happy still loving and nurturing their children, and there are some families that can’t handle the poverty that in turn causes stress and in some cases may result in neglect, that is an example of that fine line. There are many
We know the importance of early education in our life, but the reality is that as a nation we are not preparing enough to make sure it is available to the ones who need it the most. At the same time, there is an educational gap between the wealthiest and the poorest children is significant when children start elementary school. Children from low-income families are often a year or more behind started. It is a report that over half of African-American children and more that 60 percent of Latino children ages 3 to 4 are not able to attend preschool education. Low income children of all races do not have the opportunities to access early childhood programs which will affect their road of growth.
Unemployment also goes into hand with homelessness and panhandling, because there is not enough jobs people are ending up homeless and looking for other ways to get money. Why are youth more likely to be unemployed than adults, and is unemployment among youth becoming a social problem? Unemployed Youth Youth that are unemployed are ages 15 to 24 and do not have a job but are looking to work. Normally at this age youth are in high school, just finishing high school and do not have enough education or job experience that a job requires or they may be in a post-secondary school and are not able to balance both a job and school. This
Ragab (2010)Also, working children cannot find a compensation land between work and education. So, children divert from educational to the career life. On the other hand, some children tend to work to afford money for schools because their parents cannot afford