During the Depression, the major problems that Baker faced through the novel were about the financial difficulties that his family endured, ending in result of his father passing away, the struggles of moving from rural life to urban life, and the lack of Medical attention around the area. During the depression, in Morrisonville there was a common occurrence as many towns people died from common illnesses like phenomena, or whooping cough. This book has much to offer to teenage readers who are interested in the story of one individual’s growth, development, and struggles of his life in the Great Depression.
Migrant workers had to travel great distances to find work, often there was too little work for too many people. People became victims of these hard times known as The Great Depression. The Great Depression caused a major economic slump in North America. People lost their jobs, many farming and businesses were made bankrupt. By 1933 millions of Americans were out of work.
Paying for college, cars, houses, etc is really tough. Americans even after the recession are still struggling financially to this day says CNBC. Budgeting consume some people 's life and with this comes the cheapest option which is always junk food. Fruit, vegetables and other health foods can put a serious dent in your bank accounts while so called junk food is cheap and tastes good to us. With this lack of time environment as well, we don’t want to take the time to prepare the healthier option either.
Obesity is associated with many health problems both physical and mental. As way to deal with these problems, some people eat more because they are depressed. Fast food restaurants are located nearly everywhere leaving very few options for healthy restaurants. Even though fast food restaurants offer healthy food items as choices they are still very expensive and families cannot afford it. Everyone is titled to his or her own opinion about who is to blame for obesity but; do know fast food places are located everywhere
We live in a world where our society is unfair, curl and shameful. There are many people who live their lives on a high of spending, overusing and wasting with no idea just how lucky they are. Then there is the middle class; the people who just get by in life, they can afford what they need with some extra things at times. Then there is the poor, the homeless and the lower class group of individuals. They are a group of our world who are barely able to survive each and every day, let alone waste money on things such as extravagant cars, expensive clothing, fine wines etc… Economic inequality is an awful thing in our world today, and it worst part of it all is that it doesn 't have to be happening.
During the Depression, unemployment went up to twenty-five percent. As a result of his lack of work, Jim and his family struggle to survive. They barely have enough money to buy food let alone to buy milk or to pay their mortgage, electricity, or gas bills. When Jim and Mae’s children get sick, they are not able to get a doctor or even medicine because they cannot afford it. Many others in that time lived in cardboard shacks in the middle of Central Park because they could no longer afford a house.
The tribal council itself was “having a difficult time financially”, and could only assist him with a hundred dollars which was not nearly enough to fund his trip to phoenix (275). With only a hundred dollars, victor’s circumstances were becoming more complex to manage. Victor’s probl... ... middle of paper ... ... they grew, they also grew apart. To spare himself from getting too much grief from his friends, Victor abandoned his friendship with Thomas who was different from other kids. Through connecting with his former best friend, Victor was able travel to Phoenix to reclaim his father’s ashes and belongings.
This in turn, meant that nobody could afford home payments which lead to the crash of the housing market. Men, women, and children were all forced out onto the streets, trying to fend on their own, even in many cases without access to an income. In total, 30 million people had lost their source of income. These dire circumstances lead to the creation of numerous shack towns also known as “Hoovervilles”, which were named after the unpopular president of the time period. These towns were endless expanses composed of homeless people, including twenty-five thousand families.
Poverty is one of the main causes of child hunger. Most people that live in poverty can't afford to buy food. All the money they have goes to housing bills. The effects are Families are homeless, parents don't have an education, health care is too expensive, violence is common, and children don't get a good education. Homelessness an effect on poverty.
The problem is that hungry people are trapped so far into severe poverty. Not having the necessary components to buy food to nourish their body they often become malnourished which cause them to become weaker and often sick. A person's body needs a diet of just about 2,000 calories and if those who can't get any nutrients have a weaker immune system. In addition, diseases are created because food is not being taken in to strengthen the immune system in the body to avoid sickness. The downward spiral continues until someone and their families are