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. Poverty can generate broken families such as single parent homes. Stress from worrying about money is a crucial cause of arguments in relationships that ultimately may end. Nutrition is a good foundation of a healthy life, yet several poor individuals cannot afford nutritious foods. Many jobs are at the low end of the pay scale, which
Those living in poverty have a lack of funds to invest in education, thus their schools lack the material and staff to probably train their students for future success. This lack of education is the root cause of poverty, because those with no education can’t compete for higher paying jobs that require basic understanding in subjects like math, such as being an accountant or bank manager. Their lack of education has limited their job opportunities, therefore limiting them from improving their lifestyle. Furthermore, poverty travels from generation to generation like an endless cycle. Also Children living in poverty have a higher number of absenteeism or leave school all together because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members.
Low wage workers: The Rejects of Society "They neglect their children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high” (221). Barbara Ehrenreich uses juxtaposition by comparing the working and upper class to implore sympathy; she makes the working class appear as victims, which brings empathy and guilt among the upper class. Society doesn’t see low wage workers by their genuine attitude towards their paying customers, but as an outcast because of their occupational status. However, one individual changes the way upper classes view the working class in the form of a book. Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, brings the audience into her personal journey as an intentional low-wage worker.
Even some law enforcement, who are leaders in the community show no compassion or empathy towards homeless individuals. The people who are depended on for the safety of the community are being ruthless towards homeless people in the community. Homeless people in this case are very vulnerable. Money should not define a person, but it comes to show that money sadly, does to have a tremendous impact on how a person is treated. Veterans coming home from war to live on the streets is unfair and inhumane.
The middle -class’s flight from the cities has created de facto segregation between the impoverished and the financially comfortable. Lawmakers find that running on the platform of “fixing poverty” is not appealing to the majority of their middle-class constituents. The media turns a blind eye to America’s poverty epidemic because poverty does not excite viewers or garner favorable ratings. Cities are now bastions of poverty, the concentration of the impoverished in cities began to skyrocket in the years following World War Two. The sharp increase of poor families living in cities is directly correlated to the middle class moving out of cities and into the suburbs.
Some children sold flowers, became chimney sweeps or picking oakum. These types of children were considered the lowest of the low; the people above them in the social order were poor children with parents. To try and prevent homeless people end up in the workhouses, the authorities made them as humanly unbearable as possible; so that they can save money as it costs the authorities a lot to feed, cloth, shelter them. The criminals of the time had short lives. They were usually hun... ... middle of paper ... ...Oliver notices that he: feeds, clothes, shelters them but doesn't see what he actually is doing.
The fathers are not there and that forces them to live on the streets. So they must resort to prostitution to pay for the food that their young ones need to stay alive. There are many other people that become homeless for many different reasons. Some of these people can not help becoming homeless. Some of these people are the illegal immigrants that come here from other places to get a better life but end up not having enough money to make it in this hard world that we live in.
Almost, half of poor people around United States are uneducated. They cannot afford to read, and write. Again, many people from the lower class simply cannot afford to attend college and earn a degree. Therefore, the poor parents who are responsible for children do not care to send their children to school, but they prefer sending them to work to help the family with the living expenses. The only jobs for uneducated person can get low paying salary with no benefits.
For example, in the play, The Deaths of a Salesman the father, Willy Loman was a businessman even though it sounds like a good employment his family was still poor since his son would steal and didn’t focus much in his education. It was as if the son was being distracted by poverty and decided to ignore his education at some point in his life. Poverty is a regulation that is unavoidable by the people who fall into that category and makes people miserable because they can’t get what they need in order to succeed in life. Education is known to be the key to
They left their families, homes and friends to venture into the working world, leaving behind a safe-haven. Women entering the work force had its advantages and disadvantages. One problem that arose was the matter of the family. If a mother left her children to go work to help support the family, she was looked down upon by society as a bad mother. The father was also, more than likely, looked down upon as well for not being able to sufficiently provide for his family.