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The Working Poor by D. Shipler - The Working Poor The objective of this essay is to illuminate my overall reaction to the reading of “The Working Poor” conveying what I do not like while highlighting a sociological perspective, in addition to explaining if the reading is applicable to my own life experience. Taking notice, the subject at hand was very sobering alluding even if we ourselves have not been partakers of living in the obscurity of prosperity between poverty and wellbeing, certainly we have encountered someone that has become a victim to it....   [tags: social darwinism, poverty, disparity]
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Who are the Working Poor - In class, we’ve talked a great deal about all of the aspects that underline the concept of poverty. From reading about it in our book, researching online, and grabbing a personal text, I was highly intrigued with the components that make up “the working poor,” it’s actual definition, and so much more. Before getting into the statistics, a simple definition of “the working poor” is that it is a group of people who spend about twenty-seven weeks or more in a year either working or looking for work, but their incomes fall below the level of poverty (USDAVIS, 2013)....   [tags: government assistance, benefits, tax credit] 1291 words
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Working Poor: Food Insecurity - Intervention There are several programs in the Muncie area that assist those who are dealing with food insecurity. Some of these programs are: Indiana school breakfast and lunch program, Second Harvest Food bank and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. These three programs help those who suffer from food insecurity but do so in different ways. The Indiana School Breakfast and Lunch Program is a program open to those children who live in a low income household. “National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a Federal entitlement program open to public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions....   [tags: food bank, emergency food, shelters]
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The Working Poor - American factories can comprise of about up to 1000 workers. If American factories are shut down and moved to other countries, this takes many American people out of work. Companies are now also importing jobs. This is where employers hire people such as immigrants to work less than minimum wage. For that reason, many Americans are stuck with the other minimum wage, and low-paying jobs that barely get them through life. Because of this, many Americans are working full time jobs that are below the Federal poverty line....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Automobile Dependency and the Working Poor - Automobile Dependency and the Working Poor David Shipler briefly mentions in The Working Poor that lack of access to a car is one of the factors that make finding and holding a job difficult. A person in need of a job may be unable to afford a car, since car ownership is so expensive, but they may need a car because of urban sprawl and inadequate public transit networks. But just how serious is the burden of car ownership, and how exactly does under funded public transit and urban sprawl contribute to the need to take on this burden....   [tags: Poverty]
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The Working Poor's Impossibility of Survival - According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), all employers must abide by the minimum wage policy which states that they must not pay their employees a wage below the set minimum wage. It is often believed that it serves as a protection for the citizens. Though the minimum wage law benefits employees because employers cannot pay them below the minimum wage, the minimum wage, however, does not "protect" them from the struggles and hardships they will most likely encounter. Rather, as millions of Americans work in full-time minimum wage jobs, several of them discover that their wages are insufficient to survive in today's society....   [tags: Personal Essays] 913 words
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The Working Poor in America - The Working Poor in America The United States, a place where anyone can “pick themselves up by the bootstraps” and realize the American dream of a comfortable lifestyle. Well, for over 30 million Americans this is no longer possible. Though we live in the richest and most powerful country in the world there are many who are living under or at the precipice of the poverty level, “While the United States has enjoyed unprecedented affluence, low-wage employees have been testing the American doctrine that hard work cures poverty” (The Working Poor, 4)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1165 words
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The Working Poor in America - The Working Poor in America The concept of the "working poor" has gained prominence in the post-welfare reform era. As welfare rolls shrunk, the focus shifted from the dependent poor to the working poor. It was obvious that without substantial outside support, even families with full-time low-wage workers were still earning less than the official poverty line. And while American society purports that anyone can prosper if they work hard enough, it became apparent that with inadequate opportunity or bad luck, a growing number of families could not attain the American dream, or even break the cycle of poverty....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1400 words
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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler - In The Working Poor: Invisible in America, David K. Shipler tells the story of a handful of people he has interviewed and followed through their struggles with poverty over the course of six years. David Shipler is an accomplished writer and consultant on social issues. His knowledge, experience, and extensive field work is authoritative and trustworthy. Shipler describes a vicious cycle of low paying jobs, health issues, abuse, addiction, and other factors that all combine to create a mountain of adversity that is virtually impossible to overcome....   [tags: poverty, workers, American dream]
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A Life of Poverty: Childhood Traumas inThe Working Poor - In The Working Poor by David K. Shipler, Shipler analyzes the effects of poverty and the accountability of working poor in America. Chapter six of the book focuses on traumas of childhood that affect the later life of a person. In this chapter, Shipler speaks of sexual abuse within families, neglectful parenting, and other factors that contribute to a poverty-stricken life. He gives real-life experiences and the effects that an individual’s childhood has had on his or her life. Although his examples are based on real lives of the poor in America, it appears as though he has found the most extreme cases....   [tags: David K. Shipler, Literary Analysis, Poverty]
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Working and Poor - It’s difficult to imagine how some people hold multiple jobs to support their family and still live below the poverty line. The saying “the rich gets richer and the poor get poorer” has never been so evident in today’s society. With a growing percentage of people living below the poverty line, one has to question the government policies enacted to elevate the living standings for its people. Government policies great influence the everyday life of its people. It is difficult to enact common ground policies to satisfy the entire public since not everyone is on same financial level....   [tags: essays research papers] 1096 words
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Not Really The Working Poor in "Nickel and Dimed" - Barbara Ehrenreich would make a bad representative of the working poor because she lacks three major things that a woman of that class would actually possess. Ehrenreich doesn't meet the true qualifications of a working class woman: she lacks the background, she lacks respect of the money she earns, and she lacks certain personal or social qualities that ordinarily are possessed by the working poor. Ehrenreich is part of the upper-middle class; she is "privileged" to have a job in which she makes money by sitting at her desk and writing (E 2)....   [tags: Economics] 1130 words
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Nickel and Dimed on (Not) Getting By in America - Spotlighting Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America Throughout the years, the ability to survive in the American economy without a college education has been diminishing. The employment opportunities now available to many Americans without college degrees are called “unskilled” jobs. These forms of employment are often unstable and offer low pay without much of a change for advancement within the company . Low income families are often constrained by many hurdles that do not allow them to raise themselves from below the poverty line ....   [tags: working poor, uneducated, poverty]
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The Endless Struggle in The Working Poor by David Shipler - Reading the last paragraph of Dreams, a chapter from The Working Poor by David Shipler, I came to the realization that all of the assigned readings were like many of Shakespeare's tragedies. Each one of the handouts and books wrote about a similar subject which is impoverished children in the educational system. For Example, in Ordinary Resurrections by Jonathan Kozol, he writes "Most of the children here, no matter how hard they may work and how well they may do in elementary school, will have no chance, or almost none, to win admission to the city's more selective high schools, which prepare their students for good universities and colleges." It is true that in Carger's book Of Borders an...   [tags: American Literature] 658 words
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Government Intervention to Help the Working Poor: There is a Better Option than Raising Minimum Wage - Small businesses are hurt by minimum wage hikes. This hypothetical situation describes how the minimum wage kills jobs. Consider a small community clothing store with 50 customers a day for 360 days at $20 spent per customer. Total revenue per year for the business is $360,000. This seems like a lot of money. How could a small hike in minimum wage hurt when the company makes this much money. Well we still need to deduct the costs of doing business. This clothing store has 10 employees all earning minimum wage (for this example is $8 per hour) working 2000 hours a year....   [tags: redistribution of wealth, tax credit]
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Poor Working Condition for Chinese People in Canada During the Early 1900's - For many decades, Chinese individuals immigrated to Canada until the 1870s, however the explanation for the arrival of Chinese immigrants was the desire to immigrate to Vancouver due to the promise of labor on the continental railway that brought the Chinese to Canada in massive numbers. Railway homeowners argued that they must hire Asian railway employees because nobody else should do the harmful and tough work of railroad building. However, other British Canadians had other reasons behind hiring asian labourers, and a certain attitude towards this group resulted in a tension which led to this historical event in this province....   [tags: railroads, wages, riot] 524 words
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The Issue of Child Labour is Affecting All Nations - Child Labor is a major issue among nations because it prevents children from receiving the education that they should be getting to better their future. Instead of going to school, these children are working in agriculture, the manufacturing industry, factories, and other activities that involve drugs and prostitution. Child Labor ultimately exists because these economies are so poor that it is a much cheaper way to get things done and bring money forth. Child Labor has existed for centuries and even with new laws and regulations, children are still working underage and not attending school....   [tags: education, future, working conditions, poor] 1370 words
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Poor Living and Working Conditions as the Reason for Bolsheviks' Seizure of Power in 1917 - Poor Living and Working Conditions as the Reason for Bolsheviks' Seizure of Power in 1917 Around eighty percent of Russia’s population were peasants who lived in communities. Living and working conditions for most peasants were dreadful, famine and starvation were common. People worked for long hours, their wages were low and rent was high. In factory towns people lived in overcrowded slums and there were very few sanitary facilities. Poor living and working conditions existed all the way, while other causes of the Bolshevik seizure of power came in later on....   [tags: Papers] 726 words
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Making Sense of White Working Class Educational Underachievement by by Diane Raey - Making Sense of White Working Class Educational Underachievement Summary The article ‘Making sense of white working class underachievement’ by Diane Raey (2009) In the K. P. Sveimsson (ed) Who Cares about the White Working Class. , Published by The Runnymeade Trust, is important in indicating the weaknesses of the education system in the United Kingdom today. According to this article, the White working class children do not perform well in academic performance. This issue is the centre stage for a tug of war among the parents, teachers, the government and the wealthy and middle class people within this jurisdiction....   [tags: poor, access to education, marginalized generation]
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Saipan Working Conditions in China - Many people in China have thought that their lives were too poor, and their working conditions aren’t as good. They needed to raise their family and especially their kids. Their kids need to go to school, and their parents do not want them to waste their chance of a good future. Especially the one that has been working in poor conditions. Their mother. In this essay I would like to examine the working conditions in Saipan. I would like to talk about their lives. My main topic to this essay is “In what ways are the working conditions in Saipan not ideal” I would also decide on which side I will be on....   [tags: working conditions, China, ] 610 words
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Working-Class Poverty and the Southern Colorado Coal Strike - The working class has served as an integral part of our capitalist society; as the building blocks, and producers of the goods that supply and support our country, the working class and working poor have faced many struggles to gain working rights. The histories of labor movements in the United States are often silenced from the mainstream culture; while we take our current union laws for granted, long forgotten are the bloody battles that took place to secure these rights. The ideological issues facing our modern day working class have shown to stem from the same socially constructed ideals that existed during past labor wars, such as the Colorado Coal Strike....   [tags: working class, working rights, labor movement]
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The Undeserving and Deserving Poor Structure - Having only recently permeated the public and political lexicon, there are few debates that evoke such passion as that of the underclass. Karl Marx tabled the idea of the lumpen proletariat, yet in the modern era, the concept did not take hold in Britain until 1989. Today, the debate focuses on whether frictional forces create a continuum of inequality, or whether a defined underclass does exist. The question asks if 'poor people' belong in a separate underclass, which is a vague definition. There will always be 'poor people', but whether or not this automatically qualifies them as a separate underclass is tenuous at best....   [tags: poor people, social classes, underclass]
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Are the Poor to Blame for Being Poor - Introduction Poverty is determined by the amount of income that is produced by a family prior to taxes; if this amount is below the threshold determined by the government then they are considered poor (Schriver, 2011). Poverty refers to individuals who are at the bottom of the income distribution and they are unable to provide themselves with the basic necessities to maintain a healthy life. Schriver (2011) stated that poverty is experience more in African Americans than in White Americans and that 91 percent verses 52.6 percent will experience some type of poverty throughout their lifetime....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis]
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Support for the Poor - Americans have always felt the need to help other people who are struggling. Throughout human history individuals have been supportive of poor families that are in need. Some of the very earliest examples include The British Poor Law, which was effective in the sixteenth century. This law provided assistance to poor children, elderly, ill-even some individuals capable of working were assisted. Cash assistance was given to the needy while able bodied adults were given a job. The poor law was replaced by the public welfare system during The Great Depression....   [tags: Government]
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Life for the Poor in Elizabethan England - Life for the poor in Elizabethan England was very harsh. The poor did not share the same luxuries and items as the wealthier families. There was no way for the poor to get help that they needed. Unlike today, welfare was not available to give help and support. The government in Tudor England became concerned about the poor that lived in their community. They soon noticed the changes in agriculture during this time period. Do to this people were led away from the country and village life to find employment in the towns....   [tags: historical analysis] 847 words
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Traits of Poor Customer Service - Customer Service We all deal with customer service on some level in our daily tasks. Our experiences are not always pleasant, and I feel that more focus needs be on providing not only just basic customer service but to step it up and provide quality customer service. While there are both external and internal customers, they both should receive the same respect. Service can be provided thru forms of both written and oral communication. How many times have you received an email and thought, “wow that was rude”....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Globalization Hurts the World's Poor - From an average American's perspective, globalization is a win-win situation for everyone involvedt. But we fail to see the other end of this situation, where lower-class families around the world are faced with troubles. In countries such as Indonesia and India, American companies purposely set up factories and take advantage of the population by giving them wages below minimum wage to manufacture their products. Families are forced to send their children to work in these factories in order to make enough money to survive....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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The Gap Between Rich and Poor In Canada - National economies are extremely complex. The level of economic development is the major indicator of the place that the country stands on the international economic scene or economic staircase. Many factors are responsible for economic growth and sustainability as well as for crisis and disruption. Nowadays, all the countries of the globe are interconnected and closely intermingled with each other in the net of international economic relations due to globalization. Therefore, Canadian citizens should prevent the gap between rich and the poor to make Canada a greater society....   [tags: Canada Economics]
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The Gap Between the Rich and the Poor in America - The era of volatility has created a shift from America being the middle-class society to simply rich or poor (Sachs, 2011). A gap this large has not been experienced since the 1920’s (Sachs). “The top 1% of households takes almost a quarter of all household income” but an economy this top heavy will not be able to succeed (Sachs, 2011, p. 30). The working classes are struggling with housing, wage, and employment issues. Rich individuals are ignoring these troubles, shipping their business operations out of the country, thus furthering the downward spiral of the economy (Sachs)....   [tags: Economics]
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Poor Living Conditions and Ill Health - Introduction Over the past quarter century there has been a growing body of support for the importance of understanding the relationship between poor living conditions and ill-health. These conditions have been referred to as the social determinants of health. There has been a strong push amongst policy makers to study the non-medical determinants of health as opposed to the traditional narrow way of thinking with regards to medical treatments or lifestyle choices (Mikkonen, Raphael 2010). Income and income distribution is thought to be the most important of the social determinants of health because it further influences other social determinants of health for example, low-income families a...   [tags: Social Issues, Minimum Wage] 2076 words
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Analysis of Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Introduction Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a book that educates readers about financial literacy. Robert Kiyosaki, the author, has two dads – one rich and one poor, although the rich dad is not his, but his friend’s dad. Both dads have different views about earning money, and Robert had the choice of contrasting both views while growing up. His rich dad’s views were more powerful and useful to Robert. The author guides the reader through six main lessons his rich dad taught him on how to let money work for you, instead of working for money....   [tags: literary analysis, robert kiyosaki]
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Working in Mills - Working in Mills The industrial revolution was rushing on at full steam and manufactured goods were at record demands. At a time when men were needed to dig the ditches build the bridges and do heavy manual labor there was still a need for lighter more tedious and just as perilsm jobs that required a specialized worker that of a smaller stature and with nimble hands and bodies that could navigate the crouded workspace of the "modern day" factories....   [tags: Labor History Wage Factory] 893 words
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Voting Rates of the American Poor - In The Working Poor, David Shipler reports that in the 2000 presidential election only 38 percent of Americans with incomes less than $10,000 voted compared to 75 percent of those with incomes over $75,000. (278) These sorts of statistics are not limited to 2000. In the six elections from 1980 to 2000, the average voter turnout of people in the bottom fifth of the income quintiles was 53 percent, while the top fifth averaged over 80 percent (“Election Results”). For the bottom fifth, the average household income was under $11,500 during each election year....   [tags: Politics]
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The Handicapped Poor in America - In The Working Poor, David Shipler relates the plight of the invisible poor in America, sharing the stories of laborers across the nation who work but cannot get a firm grip on the slippery surface of the American dream. Shipler also touches on, but does not fully explore, the even thornier path of the disabled, impoverished individual in America. Although a relatively large segment of the population (10-20 percent of the United States population is disabled), the disabled poor encounter setbacks in their struggle to succeed in a world where one’s worth is often judged by one’s economic and educational attainment....   [tags: Disabled Poverty]
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Do Lotteries Benefit The Poor? - Do Lotteries Benefit the Poor. Lotteries take advantage of the poor in several ways. The lottery entices the poor to waste their money on lottery tickets, rather than everyday necessities, such as food, clothing and shelter. The main way that lottery promoters succeed in attracting the poor is through the persuasive use of advertisements. Other members of anti-lottery groups believe lottery advertisements are deceitful and attract poor people to its promises. Flashy slogans and pictures of large amounts of money are more than enough to pull the needy closer....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Empowering the Poor Through PNPM Rural in Sidayu Village - Although the data informs that there is no improvement of the welfare of poor people in Sidayu village, but in fact PNPM Rural contributes directly to escalate the welfare of the poor by providing incentive the poor households who involve in the project construction as workers and giving money through micro-credit programs. Up to 2010, there are 142 poor households who stand as project workers paid with 35,000 rupiahs per day by TPK. While in micro-credit program, TPK had distributed 29,000,000 rupiah of loans for 29 the poor women....   [tags: International Government ]
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Gap Between Rich And Poor - “America the beautiful, Who are you beautiful for?” America, the land of opportunity, but is it really. America is made up of people of many different cultural and social backgrounds. The constitution of the people reads that as Americans, these people are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights were designed in part to attain a sense of equality within the individual so that a sense of unity would exist. Because of the structures within society that influence a person’s character such as the educational, corporate and governmental structures there are many differences in the social, economic, and political sense amongst the individuals....   [tags: essays research papers] 1226 words
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Government Providing for the Poor - Government Providing for the Poor "In the Middle Ages men were united by custom and prescription into associations, ranks, guilds, and communities of various kinds. These ties endured as long as life lasted. Consequently, society was dependant, throughout all its details, on status, and the tie, or bond, was sentimental. In out modern state, and in the United States more than anywhere else, the social structure is based on contract, and status is of the least importance." This quote by William Graham Sumner in his 1883 speech "What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" illustrates my main focus of this week's proposed question, "Does American Government have an obligation to provide for the po...   [tags: American America History] 585 words
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The Poor Standard of Education in Nigerian Public Schools - Nigeria is a country blessed with a lot of mineral resources in abundance. In addition, it is one of the richest nations in the world. Notwithstanding, a visit to a handful of some public schools in both rural and urban areas surely leaves many questions in your mind. One would ponder: are these really schools or abandoned historical ruins. The level of infrastructural dilapidation is so appalling, the quality of learning is pitiable, and of course, the standard of education offered is disgraceful....   [tags: Education ] 1234 words
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Working-Class Representation - Literature, as a crucial part of culture, functions as the reflection of reality. According to Marx, “the mode of production in material life determines the general character of the social, political and spiritual processes of life” (Williams 266). Superstructure, as the product of men’s spiritual processes, containing various ideological forms one of which is literature, is not determined by “the consciousness of men”, but by “the social existence” (266). Concerning working-class literature, it follows this rule as well—“the whole class produces and shapes these out of its material foundation and out of the corresponding social conditions” (267)....   [tags: Literature, Ideology, Society]
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Working In Wal-Mart Case - Problem statements A Wal-Mart photo lab associate, Claude is facing a difficulty concerning attending his father’s major birthday dinner.( Brotheridge, C. 2005) Claude comes from a tight family, and he didn’t want to miss the celebration. However, there is a conflict between his working schedule and the dinner plan. Owing to the inflexibility of the auto scheduler program and his manager’s non-negotiable management style, he was sure that his manager wouldn’t give him the time off. Additionally, he didn’t want to call a sick day, not wanting to bend the truth....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1601 words
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The Poverty and Obesity Epidemic - In the United States, as of 2001, 34% of the population was overweight. (Townsend) Overweight and obesity would seem to be problems associated with the United State’s wealth and more than sufficient food supply. Much attention in recent years has been paid to people becoming more physically fit and changing their diets to become healthier. Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular choice for people trying to overcome extreme obesity. The operation limits “food intake by creating a narrow passage from the upper part of the stomach into the larger lower part, reducing the amount of food the stomach can hold and slowing the passage of food through the stomach.” (NIDDK) The presence of this em...   [tags: Poor, Obesity]
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Changing Attitudes Toward the Poor in Britain - Changing Attitudes Toward the Poor in Britain Paternalism underpinned the Old Poor Law, the perception that those in power should take responsibility for their workers. The Old Poor Law provided 'out-relief' for those in poverty as an addition to their weekly wage. By 1832, however, the industrial revolution had begun and capitalism was the leading system. A new approach of 'self-help' marked the demise of paternalism. This new attitude was the belief that poverty was the fault of the poor....   [tags: Papers] 1008 words
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Mother Teresa's Lifetime of Dedication to the Poor - Mother Teresa's Lifetime of Dedication to the Poor Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, more commonly known as Mother Teresa, was born on August 27, 1910 in a small town called Skopje, which is in current day Yugoslavia. Tragically when Agnes was 9 her father died. Despite the extra responsibility this put on her mother, she still found time to school Agnes and her other 2 children, as well as help members of her community with alcoholism. Thusly, starting at a very young age Agnes was taught to help those in need....   [tags: Papers] 1250 words
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Poor Management in the Hospitals of Limpopo - 1) Research Problem: The problem evident in the article, “Nurse was managing Limpopo Hospital (1),” is that due to the fact that there is poor management in the clinics and hospitals is causing problems in the health of the patients. This is due to the fact that poorly managed hospitals are leading to doctors as well as other staff being absent from work or being late. Another problem is that due to poor management the treatment is not appropriate when patients are very ill. It is evident that this is causing problems in the health of patients, as there have been four infant deaths....   [tags: South African health policy]
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Analysis of Poor Bird and The Butterfly - Both poems of Margaret Avison and P.K Page are common to the point of cliché in literary criticism to safely state that both were metafictional to a certain extent. The beauty and vividness of the language and patterning of lexical items employed and deployed make it imperative to acknowledge the rightfulness of both poets to fame and renown. Romance is different from religion. The use of diction by Margaret Avison implies that the poet is writing a powerful prayer in pursuit of illumination and, absurdly, all the energy of the language is devoted to self-denial in an effort to touch base and come closer to the sun of knowledge....   [tags: compare, contrast, Margaret Avison, P.K Page] 1114 words
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Dorothy Day: An Advocate for The Poor - In a society of protagonist superheroes within books and televisions all across the world, what makes a real hero. Is it leadership, determination, courage, dedication, or conviction. To all, Dorothy Day is all of the above. To many, she is a saint; a woman of true selflessness, who compassionately put the lives of the broken before her own. She is the icon of the kind of leader that everyone else, anyone else, can be, not by changing other people but by changing themselves (Chittister). Throughout her life, Dorothy Day was a herald to the church, a leader to the state, and an advocate for the poor....   [tags: Biography]
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The Poor Cannot Afford to Be Unemployed - ... To make matters worse it is alarming to find out that our problem does not only lie on those unemployed but also on the employed Filipinos as well. People technically have jobs, but in the prevailing social standards our country holds it is not a sign of Filipinos being better-off; instead, it shows how desperate they are to grasp any opportunity out there no matter how low-standard it is, all for the sake of feeding their families. This further enhances our view that most of the unemployed people are those who can afford to be one, so it reveals that our country is not only burdened with high unemployment but also from dire conditions faced by those who are already employed....   [tags: philippines, economy, government] 884 words
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Poor Education is a Cyclical Trap - ... Individual growth through education and desirable employment strengthens our national economy. Social issues within our country also contribute to the problem of poor education. As released in an October 2013 study, the “Southern Education Foundation” reported “poverty rising in every state since 2000” which now affects “nearly half of all American public school students”. (Sparks, par. 1, 2) There are pockets of poverty across this nation, both rural and urban. Some of these areas are filled with criminal organizations and violent gangs....   [tags: poverty, children, communities]
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Loving the Poor as Yourself - God has given us the greatest commandment of all, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. However, the reality is we fall short of following through. We have a tendency to close our eyes and walk away, from people less fortunate then ourselves. God gave us this law to follow, then we should be able to do so, but the sad thing is we are not living up to his commandment. Our lack of knowledge or ignorance may be the cause of our self-centeredness. Majorities of people in society today look down and walk away from the poor....   [tags: religion, poverty, ] 984 words
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Are the Poor Politically Free? - I will advance the thesis that under both, the positive and negative, notions of freedom, the state of poverty does not obstruct or lessen political freedom. By saying that the poor are politically free, I mean that although the poor may lack certain goods, they do not lack any aspect of their political freedom. First, I will define political freedom in the negative notion of the word, as “free to the degree that no man or body of men interfere with an agent’s activity (Berlin 1969, p. 4)”, then, in the positive notion of the word, as “every man is their own master and they are moved by reasons, by conscious purposes, which are their own, not by causes which affect them, as it were, from out...   [tags: political freedom vs poverty]
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Are Sweatshops Better Than No Jobs at All? - ... The increased workforce keeps a local economy alive by increasing local’s purchasing power, allowing other local businesses to flourish. Rural areas are in danger of depopulation as workers leave for higher paid factory jobs, and urban sprawl can lead to unsuitable living condition i.e. slums. The product produced in sweatshops boosts exports in host countries to where the consumer demand is. Exports bring money into a country, which increase the exporting nation’s Gross Domestic product (GDP)....   [tags: working conditions, developing countries]
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Critical Media Literacy Project - People in the lower class are often portrayed as pitiful, unworthy, lazy people who aren’t good for anything. That is according to what the media shows us daily. Blue collar work is viewed as “real” work (Linkon). The lower, working class takes pride in what they do because they accomplish something that takes effort and skill. The working class requires effort and strength. There are good lower class citizens who work for the benefit of their communities. The working class is unfortunately being brought down by the more “fortunate” higher-middle class and rich people....   [tags: blue collar, working class]
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Working Women - For centuries women have been viewed as the caretakers of the family. However, as more women are either earning higher salaries than their spouses or taking on the role as the “breadwinner” of the household, that view gets a little more complicated. According to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, 40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family – this number greatly increased from the 11% in 1960. These mothers who are the primary financial supporters of the family are divided into two groups: 37% are married and have a higher salary than their husbands while 63% are single mothers (“Breadwinner Mo...   [tags: Career Women Essays]
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Age-Related Pilot Cognition Performance - Age-Related Pilot Cognition and Working Memory Unlike commercial airline pilots who are restricted by the Federal Aviation Association’s (FAA) ‘age 65’ rule, no age limit is defined in general aviation (GA) and in the USA, the GA pilot population is getting older (Air Safety Institute, n.d.; Clause, Dehais, Arexis, & Pastor, 2011; Hardy & Parasuraman, 1997). The complexity of aircraft navigation ensures time-pressured actions; affected by various factors as expertise level and cognitive potential....   [tags: Working Memory, Capacity]
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