The Changing Face of Poverty Descriptive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Changing Face of Poverty
A discussion of the how poverty is expressed among the sub-groups of the population in the US and how the face of poverty has changed over time.
# 117848 | 991 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 22, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Sociology (Welfare) , Economics (National)

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This paper discusses the numbers of Americans living at or below the poverty line. It describes the government's statistics on poverty as a whole of the population and those that are then broken down to reflect how poverty is expressed among the sub-groups of the population. The paper also discusses the ways in which the faces of poverty in the US have changed over time.

From the Paper:

"Poverty in America is a complex and tragic thing. It is obvious that Civil Rights legislation passed over 40 years ago has helped to make a difference in the lives of many black Americans, and other minorities as well. Even so, there is still a long road ahead of many Americans, of all races, ages and families, to forge before poverty can be a thing of the past. The correlation between the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the dramatic decrease in the number of poor blacks in this country can show a great deal about the importance of making sure that the underprivileged in American are able to have opportunities to educate themselves and obtain positions in which they are able to make a living wage."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964. 2004. US Census Bureau. 10 February 2007. < Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/001800.html >
  • DeNavas-Walt, Carmen, et al. "Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2003." Consumer Population Reports. Aug. 2004: 9-13.
  • McKinnon, Jesse. "The Black Population in the United States: March 2002." Current Population Reports. April 2003: 1-8.
  • Poverty in the United States. 2007. National Poverty Center, University of Michigan. 10 February 2007. < >

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