There are thousands of child abuse victims every year. The abuse usually can leave permanent damage on the rest of the child's life. Child abuse is a very serious crime, and affects children everyday with positive and negative affects. Child abuse is a serious crime, that if violated can come with many consequences, and rules. Reporting child abuse is a mandatory law enacted in 1978 (but amended many times) stating that people must report child abuse immediately1.
Every age group is affected by poverty, however, reports have shown that the poverty rates for children 18 years and under are greater. African Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk of being poor. The gender gap in the United States causes women to be at a greater risk of suffering from poverty. However, this social problem has different impacts on people. There is a lack of jobs available, especially to individuals who were not able to receive a diploma or degree which prevents a much needed income to struggling families.
Child labor, however, does require a child to earn income interferes with his or her normal development. Although child work in America does not seem as cruel as it is in Bangladesh, this does not mean it is not forced. Bangladesh Child Labor: In the case of Bangladesh, child labor has both pros and cons. Child labor in Bangladesh is identified as a child in the age group range from five to fourteen years old, who is working for money. “Although Bangladesh with her current population of 130 million accounts for about 2% of the world population, it is the home of 6.9 million working children that accounts for about 6% of the global la... ... middle of paper ... ...worst forms, should be eliminated.
The U.S. education system denies students in poverty the opportunities and access it affords to most other students. Without good education, most people would encounter challenges in finding income-generating work, especially when there are few employment opportunities during an economic downturn. According to Koppelman and Goodhart, merchants would sometimes exploit the poor by enforcing or formulating policies that would earn them more profits. These practices include blank price tags, bait and switch, rent-to-own and pawnshops (2007). These types of inequality and exploitation would make it harder for the low income to escape poverty.
In 1996, three million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States each year. Also that same year some twelve hundred children died from abuse across the country. Treatment of the abuser has had only limited success and child protection agencies are overwhelmed. Recently, efforts have begun to focus on the primary prevention of child abuse. Primary prevention of child abuse must be equipped on many levels before it can be successful.
Due to the economic conditions in America, poverty is becoming more relevant in today’s society, however there are things that the United States can do to help alleviate poverty. First, what is poverty? It is important to refine this definition because many people have an inaccurate, fixed idea that those who are impoverished have grungy housing, tattered clothes, and live in the slums. While this may be true for some, it is often an incorrect portrayal of those who are in poverty. As stated by Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation, “…only a small number of the thirty-seven million people [in America] fit that description.” He also goes on to say that many poverty-stricken people have air conditioning, cable, and cars.
In addition, this issuehas strong affects on their health, behaviors and their personalities in the future. Firstly, poverty is the main reason of child labor in South Asia. According to research presented by the World Bank based in the purchasing power of the members,66.7% of people in South Asia get about $2 per day(n.d). On the other hand, some people believe that the governments and international organizations are working to solve this problem and help these people to remove poverty. In contrast, it seems that South Asia governments can not contro... ... middle of paper ... ...and cheap labor with low-cost.
So who are the victims of domestic violence? A study conducted by Moylan, Herrenkohl, Sousa, Tajima, Herrenkohl, and Russo (2009), found that there are an estimated 3.3 to 10 million children exposed to domestic violence in the home yearly. Their research indicates that many children witness domestic violence and have also experienced child abuse firsthand. In another study by Amy Chanmugan (2011) there were 15.5 million children from ages 0-17 living in a household where a parent is a victim of domestic violence at least once a year. Since there are so many women victimized by domestic violence it leads to millions of children being exposed to domestic violence as well.
Four children die every day in the United States because of abuse. Child abuse is defined as intentional acts that results in physical or emotional that harming the children. Nowadays, we always hear about child abuse and there are many children being abused every year. Preventing the forms of child abuse is a priority. There are four different forms of abuse and many people do not realize them.
Child abuse happens in many different ways, but the result is the same whether it a serious physical or emotional harm. Child abuse is emotional, physical, economic and sexual maltreatment that occurs among children ranging from eighteen years of age and below. Child abuse and or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health and survival. Statement of the Problem Child abuse is a rising problem that is tormenting children today. More than 903, 000 children are confirmed as victims of abuse or neglect each year in the U.S. (NCCCANI, 2003).