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Poverty in America
An analysis of the background and issues concerning the impact of poverty in America.
# 118322 | 2,562 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 22, 2010 in Sociology (General)

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This paper considers the nature of poverty in America, including the economic burden with which the poor struggle; the health and other problems which affect their situation, and the possibilities for solutions in the future. Beginning with a brief history of previous analyses of the poverty question, this paper discusses current understanding of poverty in America, the results and consequences of poverty, both upon the poor individuals, and the wider social group. As part of this analysis, policy and political perspectives are considered, and finally suggestions for the assistance of the poor are given.

A History of Poverty In America
Poverty in America
Results and Consequences

From the Paper:

"Some, such as Rector and Johnson, have directly linked poverty with children born out of wedlock, the above authors making it one of two reasons why families are living below the poverty line; as Spriggs points out, however "There isn't a direct link between the out-of-wedlock births and poverty data, just the indirect link to families headed by single women" (Spriggs, 2006). The problem of 'single mother' poverty is not, in fact, a social issue, but a policy issue, created out of the "War on Poverty" of the 1960s. However, these examples prevent people from understanding poverty as a complex machine. Those on the left who feel that Black mothers have been victimized; however, this ignores the general point, which is that women of all colors have dramatically reduced their birth rate; all mothers are less, no matter what their color. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ehrenreich, Barbara (2002) Nickel and Dimed Granta Books, London.
  • GAO (United States Government Accountability Office)(January 2007) Poverty in America: Economic Research Shows Adverse Impacts on Health Status and Other Social Conditions as Well as the Economic Growth Rate GAO-07-344
  • Iceland, John (2003) Poverty in America: a handbook University of California Press.
  • Rector, Robert and Johnson, Kirk (2004) "Understanding Poverty in America" Backgrounder no. 1713. January 2004.
  • Segal, Elizabeth (2006) "The sequential Costs of Poverty: what traditional measures overlook" Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare March 2006.

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