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Sustainability and Issues in Indonesia

- ... Tenure and land, natural resources management issues have been occurring ever since President Soeharto passed the three set of law about: forestry, regional government and foreign investment. Not only local people, but also the indigenous tribe and customary communities that suffered land-grabbing problem from private companies that wants to seize the land's natural resources. As of now, although now the Orang Rimba Tribe, nomadic indigenous tribe that live in the forest, still struggling for livelihood, but at the very least they have living space secured by the government establishment of the national park....   [tags: resources, poor, wealth, exploitation]

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Man as Laborer: Karl Marx

- In Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts and several notes excerpted from his other works, Karl Marx offers an interpretation of history based on the socioeconomic dichotomy between rich and poor. He classifies history as a record of the way a society organizes itself in order to satisfy the material needs (food, shelter, clothing etc.) of the people during any given point in time. Furthermore, Marx investigates the relationships among people caused by these material conditions, in order to better understand the effect a government....   [tags: socioeconomic dichotomy, rich, poor]

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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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The American Dream : Slipping Away By Susan Neuman

- In the article The American Dream: Slipping Away. by Susan Neuman I found many things interesting to read, some even shocking. When Neuman speaks about a study done that found that middle and upper middle class families use a child-rearing strategy called concerted cultivation while working-class and poor parents use the strategy of natural growth, I realized that my mother definitely used natural growth. Neuman states, “These parents generally have less education and time to impress on their children the values that will give them an advantage in school....   [tags: Middle class, Working class]

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The Labor Force since the First Industrial Revolution

- ... Lowell provided girls with work, supervised housing, and regular pay for a few years. This was a dramatic change for these girls because they moved into dorms in the city, while leaving their families back home. These girls still receive low pay for long hours of work. “By the 1830s women made up approximately 80% of the textile mill work force in America” (103). Women’s involvement in the workforce proves that they could also earn an income just like men. The women working in the factories were beginning to realize that they also had an influence in the workforce and it changed their viewpoint of what they were capable of doing....   [tags: working women and children]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Two American Families '

- Beginning in 1992, a man named Bill Moyers has followed the lives of two American families in the film, “Two American Families.” Produced as a documentary, the film covers an 11 year period. The two families shown in the film are the Neumann family and the Stanley family. Both families have multiple children and struggle economically. The main difference between the two is that the Stanleys are African American and the Neumans are white. This leads to the question of whether race was a cause of all their struggles....   [tags: Poverty, Working class]

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The Importance of Ethical Business Practices: Walmart Law Suites

- ... The women claim they were paid less than male colleagues, not promoted to managers because people claimed it was ‘a man’s job’. Some female employees suffered unequal pay for years. Aside from sexual discrimination, there are many other unethical issues that can occur within businesses. These can include unfair wages, employing children under the legal working age and unsafe and unsanitary work practices. Having an unethical business may have its advantages, but they come with disadvantages and consequences as well....   [tags: moral guidelines, working conditions]

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Zinn Chapter 5 : The Revolutionary War

- Jason Morgan Mr. Meyer Period 4 September 21, 2015 Zinn Chapter 5 Between the years 1775 and 1800, the American nation fought a war for independence from Great-Britain and the war was called the Revolutionary War. Despite its name, Howard Zinn argues that the war did little to help the situation of the underrepresented and kept the wealthy in power. Considering Zinn’s argument, the wealthy did stay in control of the government and the economic hierarchy in the new nation remained. However, there was an increased accommodation to the underrepresented groups like the poor and working class in America....   [tags: Social class, Working class]

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American Revolution During The Industrial Revolution

- As Great Britain entered the Industrial Revolution during the late 18th, early 19th century, a new ideology was transforming the nation’s political and socioeconomic principles: liberalism. Deeply rooted from the ideals of liberty and independence from the Enlightenment period and the French and American revolutions, liberalism supported a self-ruled, constitutional government whose primary concerns were protecting the people and their natural rights from internal and external forces and maintaining public institutions....   [tags: Poverty, Working class, Workhouse]

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If The World Were A Ship

- If the world were a ship, it would be sinking. On this ship is the world’s population and some people are trying to dump out the water with a spoon while others are convinced that ships don’t sink. For this world to be survive with all of it’s inhabitants intact we will need to change the way we think about our economy, change the way wealth is created, and change the way we view the world we live in as a whole. Currently the United States, and the entire world on some level, view economy as expandable and glorious....   [tags: Poverty, Wealth, Working class]

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Opium and the Industrial Revolution

- ... Opium was introduced to the public for it’s medicinal benefits. Great Britain was a region where issues such as overpopulation, air pollution, contaminated drinking water, and deforestation were present. Conditions that opium treated included boredom, anxiety, squalling babies in close quarters, chronic fatigue and pain, diarrheal diseases, insomnia, ubiquitous, and several other deadly afflictions as a result of overpopulation (David T. Courtwtight, 32). Not only was opium helpful but also affordable, a result of Britain’s mass production of the drug to trade with China for tea during the Opium Wars....   [tags: British working class, history]

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Gains And Mills Contemporary Perspective

- Gains and Mills Contemporary Perspective America in the seventies had social groups of powerful and the less powerful in America. Two writers in particular wrote works to illustrate the workings of society structure back then. These two authoggrs where Gans and Mills. Gain’s theory on poverty shows how the elites dominated the poor and Mill’s essay discusses the social institutions and their power in society both of which are similar. Gan’s theory on poverty implies the ruling elite and middle class benefit from the people in poverty....   [tags: Sociology, Institution, Working class]

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Public Health in Schools

- Do you or someone you know, know a teenager who engages in unhealthy habits such as poor nutrition, misuse of drugs or alcohol, and practices unsafe sexual habits. Keeping programs that help adolescents tackle these issues in an informed manner are all necessary to help model positive behaviors in everyday life. Programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) and The Boy and Girls Club of America help to educated children and teens in terms of making informed decisions on their overall health and wellbeing....   [tags: teenagers, poor nutrition]

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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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The Second Industrial Revolution

- America’s Gilded Age, roughly between 1877 and 1890, was a time of expansion. Apart of the Gilded Age was the Second Industrial Revolution, and during this time America endured “one of the most rapid and profound economic revolutions any country has ever experienced” (Foner, 2012, pp. 586). Many people were affected during this time especially the working class, but the Industrial Revolution brought so many technologies and innovations which propelled a transition to a new economy (Atkeson and Kehoe, 2001, pp....   [tags: economic, working class, technology]

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Relationship Between Blues and the Working Class in Ishmael Reed's Blues City

- Ishmael Reed, in ‘Blues City’ gives an account of the realms of ethnic diversity, cultural rivalries, the capitalism philosophy, and the interrelationship between blues and the working class. Oakland, often viewed as a sister to San Francisco across the Bay, is one of the most unique cities in the America. It is the home to dozens of artists, blue-collar workers, the Black Panther community, and a vibrant rustic and yet industrial town. Due to Oakland's bad reputation, Reeds in 1979 expressed his reservations when his shallow pockets forced him and his wife to find a house in Oakland....   [tags: cultural diversity, black panthers, oakland]

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Capitalism and Social Darwinism

- The economic system and ideology of Capitalism modifies the patterns of social, political and economic relations justifying a culture of Social Darwinism. As Capitalism modifies culture, its connection to Social Darwinism becomes obvious. The success of Capitalism is derived from the backs of the working class. Capitalism establishes a culture of paternalism that limits the autonomy of organizations, society, and the state. The social mobility of the poor and working classes is denied, and their condition is seen as voluntary....   [tags: culture, working, class, poverty]

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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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Analyze and explain the work of one Christian’s agency working for world development.

- Tearfund is a Christian aid organization, they work with various other churches to try and destroy poverty, transform unfortunate lives and bring integrity and equality in this world. It was unofficially started by numerous sympathetic Christians who decided to send funds to the Evangelical Alliance who sent gifts of money, clothing and food to refugees all around the world. Basically, The Evangelical Alliance was set up to manage the aid that needed to be given to refugees. Later on in 1968, the organization, Tearfund was officially started when they changed the name from The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund to Tearfund....   [tags: christian charity]

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Compare and Contrast: The Difference Between the United States and China in Terms of Living and Working

- According to Chinese bureau of statistics, some 70% of student who come to the United States from 1978 to 2010 stayed in The United States. The hard choice of whether stay in The United States or come back to China makes more and more Chinese people concentrate on a basic question: what is the difference between The United States and China. Although both The United States and China are world’s major economies, in terms of living and working, The United States has advantages over China in relationship between people, work relationship, and getting information....   [tags: Culture, Chinese ]

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Child Abuse And The Professional Network Working Within The Child Protection

- In this assignment I am going to explain the types of abuse that generate concerns for the professional network working within the child protection. In addition to show this I am going to talk about the various indicators of child abuse and significant harm. Firstly I am going to explain briefly the history relating to social work and child protection. The first act of parliament for the prevention of children’s charter was passed in 1889. Police were then able to arrest anyone who harmed a child....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse]

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The Importance Of A Student Understanding The Material, Studying The Proper Way, And Working Hard

- Metacognition is a student understanding the material, studying the proper way, and working hard. A good way is by studying productive, focusing, and quietly without getting distracted. A student must read carefully, review, write down questions to discuss with a class mate or professor during the lecture. Is just a good way to succeed, and shows that the student wants to learn because at the end of the day he or she will receive the grade not the professor. All we need to do is put our time and effort, so that we can learn to get through life....   [tags: Learning, Study skills, Mind map, Want]

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Women On The Move

- ... They will learn how to communicate, motivate and how to resolve conflict using proper techniques. This is important to our company because managers are a representation of the company. Like employees, managers will be held accountable for their performance. Employees will be provided be with the necessary tools needed to perform at their full potential in an environment that reduces stress and allows performance based incentives. All employees will be provided with the same opportunities. However, they will be rated individually....   [tags: management, working conditions, leadership]

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Poverty in Islam: The Rich Must Help the Poor

- I personally think that there should be rich people in the world as well as poor people. This enables the rich to support the poor through Sadaqah and Zakah. Through a Muslim point of view, there can be rich people, but they must help the poor because the Prophet said: 'None of you believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself.' From the times gone by of the Muslims we know that there can be wealthy people, even if there is poverty in the world. Many of the companions of the Prophet were very rich, but they were very generous with their wealth....   [tags: Global Poverty Essays]

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Rich and Poor Theme in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

- Rich and Poor Theme in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Throughout the novel, there are many themes, one of them being rich and poor. This theme is introduced by the background description in the opening pages. In this novel the attitudes of the rich relatives, (uncle Pumblechook), are a great contrast to those of lower financial class, - Joe and Mrs. Joe. Special food is reserved for when richer relatives come around; this is a motion of respect. For the duration of the novel, Pip pursues wealth and when he finally attains it he finds it’s useless as he sees its source as ‘tainted’, his wealth is acquired through Magwich....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations Essays]

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Implications of Migration for Pro-poor Agricultural Growth

- differences etc. all of which influence migration patterns and remittance utilisation. Methods musttherefore be broadened to include more qualitative techniques and case studies. 2. Integrate migration and commuting into PRSPs, CASs, National Plans At present most key policy documents related to rural development, agriculture and povertyreduction pay little or no attention to migration. These should be reviewed where possible to integrate migration and commuting concerns. There needs to be a greater recognition of thecontribution of current and future mobility to development and poverty reduction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Causes of Poor Productivity Within Large Organizations

- The Causes of Poor Productivity Within Large Organizations Productivity is the degree of output achieved in relation to a certain level of input. For example, in a call centre environment, productivity would be seen as the number of telephone calls answered per hour by a certain number of staff. The telephone calls are the output and the staff available to take the calls are the input. In order to improve productivity, one of the following has to occur: The level of input is decreased however the level of output remains the same, or, the level of output increases but the level of input remains the same....   [tags: Papers]

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I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law

- I Am Poor and Gay...and I Will Practice Law One of the few things I remember about my childhood is my mother's beige linen suit. It was her "best" suit, and she wore it to work for years. The more it faded and frayed, the more it became a symbol to me of our poverty, and the more I hated it. Being poor made me feel like a second-class person. We never really outgrew the poverty; I just left it to go to college. By my second year, I was working up to fifty hours a week to support myself....   [tags: Law College Admissions Essays]

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The Welfare Reform Bill And How Those Changes Affected Single Mothers

- This paper will examine the 1996 Welfare reform bill and how those changes affected Single mothers. It will also provide some historical context that leads up to Welfare reform changes. The policy that will be discussed is the Personal Responsibility, Work and Opportunity Act (PRWORA). The PRWORA created a social program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). This program subsequently eliminated a national entitlement based social program called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)....   [tags: Unemployment, Poverty, Welfare, Poor Law]

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The Effects of Poverty on the Lives of Children

- The Effects of Poverty on the Lives of Children Child poverty is common in the United Kingdom, 21% of all children were classified as poor in 1995. One child in three spends at least one year in poverty over his or her lifetime, and for more than 5% of children, poverty lasts 10 years or more. Most poor children are subject to a number of risk factors in addition to low family income; nonetheless, research shows that poverty has selective, but in some cases quite substantial, effects on child and adolescent well-being....   [tags: Papers Britain Poor Poverty Kids Essays]

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Romania: Tourism Project

- Romania is situated in southeast Europe .The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania’s upper half from north to south. North and west of these ranges lies the Transylvanian plateau, and to the south and east are the plains of Moldavia and Walachia. In its last 306 km, the Danube River flows through Romania only. It enters the Black Sea in the northern Dobruja, jut south of the border with Ukraine. Romania, in southeast Europe, is mountainous in the north while the main feature in the south is the vast Danube valley....   [tags: industrial pollution, poor roads, ]

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The American Civil War : A Girl Of The Streets By Stephen Crane

- Following the end of the American Civil war, the era of Industrial Revolution came rushing in and brought with it tremendous changes – the mechanization of agricultural, the invention of steam and electricity used machinery led to mass production factories, and the emergent of a massive railroad systems. Change in economy and society brought great wealth to the United States. Consequently, it was a giant magnet for immigrations. However, the distribution of wealth across the population was not even....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Industrial Revolution]

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Taking a Closer Look at Poverty

- What is poverty. www.merriam-webster.com defines poverty as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. “Many Americans mainly think that poor people consist of being unemployed, lazy, lack of education, etc. I even asked a few random people at Capital University, why people are poor and many said lack of employment and others mentioned having a hole in their pocket and not being educated. Even though this may be true; many Americans lack the facts that many poor people are hardworking people who fail to make ends meet....   [tags: defining what it means to be poor in the US]

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Analysis Of James Henry Hammond 's Life

- In 1858, James Henry Hammond, one of south carolina’s elites made a public statement in a speech that became well known. He said “In all societies, there must be a class to do the menial duties, to perform the drudgery of life. With fewer skills and a “low order of intellect” the laboring class formed the base of the civilized nations. Every advanced society had to exploit its petty laborers; the working poor who wallowed in the mud allowed for a superior class to emerge on top. This recognized elite, the creme de la creme was the true society and the source of all “civilization, progress and refinement” [Isenberg[7]]....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Proletariat]

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Post-Colonial Female Gender Roles and Feminism in Haiti

- Haiti is widely known as a poor country with the peasantry sitting on the bottom rung of the social ladder. There are many things can make you a second class citizen, such as the color of your skin, the amount of money or property you own, where you were born, or your gender. Gender roles and marginalization have existed in Haiti existed since the era of slavery and the issues have persisted throughout the country’s post-revolutionary history. In more recent history, there have been more Haitian women who have become politically active and a Haitian feminism movement has emerged....   [tags: poor country, second class citizen]

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Class Privilege And Where You Live

- Class Privilege & Where You Live My socioeconomic status has influence on where I live. I currently reside in the suburbs, north of Toronto in a relatively white, upper to middle class community. Being located further from the city allows for somewhat affordable housing, but also has subliminal messages of safety and security. My middle class privilege allows me the freedom to be out at night in my neighbourhood without any huge concern for my safety. I have access to medical centres and I don’t fear getting sick as I know I am located close to many health facilities that will take good care of me, for free....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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The Issue of Income Inquality

- With the economy changing every day, the problem of income inequality is becoming a very large and widespread issue. It is an issue of great importance for millions of middle and lower class workers who struggle day in and day out to improve their quality of life. The issue of income inequality has been going on for decades and seemingly has become part of the American way of life. The highest percentage of Americans fall in the Poor department, and it has been that way for decades, and will continue to be that way for decades to come....   [tags: american dream, gap, rich, poor]

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What Makes You Who You Are And How You Live Your Life?

- What makes you who you are and how you live your life. What if because of who you are, you are put at a disadvantage over others. Some might find it unfair to be disadvantaged from others, but what is this disadvantage and what determines it. For black and latino minority groups, they are disadvantaged and put into lower social classes that they struggle to get out of. The reason for them being in these lower classes is because of how America is formed. For example, African Americans and Latinos migrated to America, whether by force or by choice, and because of that, they had the least population making them the minority....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sociology]

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Working for the Public Sector versus the Private Sector

- As with most choices, especially in the work world, there are benefits and consequences of working for both public and private sectors. There are different sets of needs to be met in each criterion but they may slightly relate to each other as well. The public sector mostly relate to Government work. There are special exams a person has to take whenever they apply for any work with the government. There are some very strict rules and requirements to meet in every branch of the government and for every position within that branch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Effects of Industrialization and the Conditions of the Working Class in England

- Effects of Industrialization and the Conditions of the Working Class in England In the middle of the 19th century the industrial revolution was flourishing in England. With all of the advancements in machinery there would be new opportunities and drawbacks for citizens. Many would leave their lives on the farms and work in factories with unsafe settings. Karl Marx felt that the new advancements in society were able to support the fourth stage of human development, Communism. Along with these new advancements the people would have to learn how to self-govern themselves in the workplace and understand their new responsibilities....   [tags: Communism Karl Marx History Essays]

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Social Classes, Prostitution and Jack the Ripper in the 19th Century England

- After the Age of Enlightenment in the mid 18th century in England, the tension between the social classes intensified even more. A huge gap generated between the aristocrats and the working class, but dozens of new layers of society appeared. While the rich lived to the fullest, the lower class starved and needed to find alternative ways of money making. Prostitution became more and more widespread, which lead to an inequality and social stratification between poor and rich and due to the economical crisis the number of prostitutes grew from year to year....   [tags: Aristocrats, Working Class, Age of Enlightenment]

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The Benefit of the Nazi Economics Policies for the German Working Classes

- The Benefit of the Nazi Economics Policies for the German Working Classes The Nazis brought in many economic policies but how much did they benefit the working class. Source 1 shows that the workers benefited as unemployment dropped by over half in two years. Source 3 supports this by saying 34 million became employed. Source 4 also supports this as the woman tells the men they have a job, a holiday and a shelter. Yet in source 1 we cannot be sure that the policies alone caused the unemployment figures to drop, they may have reached a peak and begun dropping no matter what happened....   [tags: Papers]

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Graduation Speech : New Education

- Every year, new education majors are dropped off at Loyola excited about their future classes and career in teaching. In the case of a specific first year LUC student that makes statements about being excited to teach “poor kids” from the “inner city” who “don’t have families who are invested in their learning”, there are certain challenges that the student will face. There is also specific advice that they should receive while they embark on their four year journey of undergrad. Challenges that this first year Loyola education student might face would be the dangerous assumptions they make about students’ family life, their preconceived notions about “urban” schools and being able to unders...   [tags: Education, Social class, Working class]

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Moral and motivation report - Working with people in teams.

- Moral and motivation report - Working with people in teams. TERMS OF REFERENCE ================== I Amanda Robinson, Assistant Personnel Manager with James Watt Hotel, have been asked by the Personnel Manager to submit a report on the subject of Moral and Motivation within the organisation. This report is a result of problems that have been highlighted by a preliminary survey conducted by an independent body. Report to be submitted by 28 January 2003. PROCEDURE After studying the preliminary report I spent 2 weeks researching the problem of Moral and Motivation within the hotel....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]

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A Black Family And A White Family

- Many families in the 1990s had trouble adapting to the changing economy. It took a toll on their lives. The dominant culture was for everyone to have been laid off from their jobs and for families to have a lot of stress. Milwaukee was hit pretty hard, despite urbanization of the city, especially for two certain families. A documentary crew followed around a black family and a white family (Frontline Video, 2013). The white family was the Neumann’s and the black family was the Stanley’s. During the recession in 1990, families had to learn to work hard, learn new skills, and to show their kids that they will be rewarded if they strive to do well in life....   [tags: Poverty, Economics, Working class, Money]

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Sociological Issues Addressed By The Movie Titanic

- There are many sociological issues addressed in the movie Titanic. There are three main issues that are presented, classism, sex and gender inequality, and ethnic inequalities. The main characters are each from different social classes which causes the uprise of problems on the ship. There is a great deal of wealthy men that feel they are the hierarchy out of most of the others who aboard. Besides the men and social issues there were also problems with the ethnic subgroup and many inequalities between the main group and them....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Working class]

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Letter to a Hard Working Citizen: The Reality of Poverty

- Letter to a Hard Working Citizen: The Reality of Poverty Firstly I would just like to thank you for the letter I received, it seems you spent quite a while raising most of what was your opinion rather than fact. I have looked into the issue since receiving your letter, and would like to let you know of the facts and figures and maybe some home truths on the basis of the information you sent to me. Can you imagine living off £100.80 a year. Because that is what 98.6% of the population in Malawi are living on and to top that in 1980 45.22% of children were forced into child labour (because the adult wage is not enough to support a whole family) working 12 hours shifts...   [tags: Global Poverty Essays]

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Is Working Class Crime a Product of Social Background?

- Working Class Crime is Best Understood as the Product of the Social Background of the Offender To outline and assess this view we will need to look not only at the working class as a sub-culture but also at the other sub-cultures, as a comparison. All sub-cultural theories share the same belief that people who commit crime have different values from the average law abiding citizens. However, these same people associated with crime, do not live in a world with completely different values, they just amend certain values which may justify criminal behaviour, this in turn creates these sub-cultures....   [tags: Crime Essays]

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Social Class And Its Relation On Schooling

- Social Class and its relation to schooling Summary The author explains the way school is responsible for creating stratification of social classes through three models – economy reproduction, cultural reproduction and hegemony reproduction. In a democratic society, schools should be considered as a medium through which each student needs to be treated equally and be given access to all education related materials and resources irrespective of their class, race, and gender of the children....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Middle class]

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Preservation By Segregation : How The Wealthy Maintain Wealth

- Preservation by Segregation: How the wealthy maintain their wealth. For decades, the top 10 percent have owned and amassed more wealth for themselves than the lower and middle class combined. It isn 't presumptuous to say that United States lawmakers and executives are individualists motivated by the need to grow and maintain their personal wealth. The oddity is that the American government seems to feel more comfortable with earning their wealth in the most detrimental of ways, and the American people would rather be kept unaware or merely accept the injustice....   [tags: United States, Sociology, Working class]

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The Discourse Of Home : Analysis

- The Discourse of Home: Analysis of Roughing it in the Bush Roughing it in the Bush is a story that chronicles the hardships and triumphs faced by early settlers in Northern Canada. Susanna Moodie creates vivid portraits of through the way she stresses the degradation relating her status as a gentlewoman, the necessity for manual labour in a new world, and the discrepancy between refined society and the pioneer community. Relaying a cautionary tale, Susanna Moodie uses a straightforward prose filled with hyperbolized descriptions that show a negative bias influenced by her personal hardships and way of life to inform potential emigrants about the realities of living in the bush and to forew...   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Social class]

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Flannery O’Connor and Working-Class Literature

- Flannery O’Connor and Working-Class Literature Although Flannery O’Connor could not herself technically be called a member of the working class, the majority of her characters exist as “good country people” or those who have been displaced from the city to the farm. Whatever the situation of the characters, rural, working-class life is nearly always the focus in her work. Just a few of the critical elements of the working-class genre that O’Connor offers in her pieces include: a show of the many differences between classes, chiefly the ideas that working-class people are happier in their station in life and also experience less loneliness than those of the upper classes, and a heavy focus...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Economic, Societal, And Equity Considerations

- Economic, societal, and equity considerations all point to the need for interventions that could cause some of the roughly one million students who leave school each year to make a different decision (Tyler and Lofstrom, 2009, p.1). There are many factors the can determine whether a student will succeed or drop out. Youth from poor or working-class backgrounds and those whose parents did not attend college are disproportionately likely to drop out of school (Aronson, 2008, p.42). At age 15, private high school students scored significantly higher than did public high school students on reading, mathematics, and science assessments, and by age 23, had higher levels of educational attainment (...   [tags: Working class, Middle class, Education]

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Core Values Within The Classroom

- Core Values Within With the first day of any core class there is a slight apprehension to what can be held within the semester ahead. The moment I stepped out of the classroom after the first day, I came to the realization this class was going to change me as a person. Through many readings, discussions, movies and personal opinion papers my values, knowledge, and future actions have both changed and strengthened. Three questions have been answered throughout the semester, Who am I. What do I know....   [tags: Sociology, Middle class, Working class]

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The Populists and Progressives

- During the late 19th and early 20th century both the Populist Party and Progressive movement wanted to preserve some things, while also addressing the need for reform. Although many of the ideas and goals of these “Third parties” were initially not legislated and considered far-fetched, many of these ideas later became fundamental laws throughout American history. The Populists and Progressives were both grass roots movements, and addressed the needs of the poor and powerless, for the Populists it was farmers and for the Progressives it was urban lower and middle class workers....   [tags: farmers, workers, rights, poor, powerless]

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Benjamin Franklin and Literature

- Benjamin Franklin and Literature Benjamin Franklin holds a massive role in the United States’ history. Franklin was involved in various fields, from inventions to politics. However, Franklin also played a key role in the creation of modern day American literature. Without this exceedingly influential character, the colonies might have remained under British control, and as a result, not have their own literature; furthermore, his literary works led to a shift in almanacs altogether. Benjamin Franklin, born Sunday, January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts, was the tenth child to Abiah Folger and Josiah Franklin....   [tags: poor richard’s almanack, politics]

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Global Health Care Challenges

- When analyzing the global health care crisis, one should pay particular attention of the problem from both the macro and micro scale. Overlooking either side of the issue wastes both valuable time and resources during an era that cannot afford such loss. Some argue that health care is a fight that politicians must win to enact change. Others say the crisis is simply another economic matter that will eventually resolve itself under the theories of supply and demand. When we look at these explanations without seriously considering the issues that arise in the microcosm, we expose ourselves to moral hazard....   [tags: World Health Organization, Poor Health]

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Organize or Face Demise

- In the birth of the New Industrial Order, the United States began its steady climb to becoming the world’s largest economic power. From 1875 to 1900 the country’s economy experienced unprecedented amounts of economic growth and industrial capacity. Meanwhile the gap between its rich and the poor citizens grew at an equally alarming rate. The proletariat class that made up the poor were responsible for building and processing the parts to expand America’s infrastructure, vital to America’s growth....   [tags: industrial order, unions, working conditions]

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Summary of the debate between Thomas Pogge and Mathias Risse Regarding Our Obligation to the Global Poor

- In the face of media campaigns and political sanctions, the question about whether we owe the global poor assistance and rectification is an appropriate one. Despite television advertisements displaying the condition of the poor and news articles explaining it, the reality is the majority of us, especially in the Western world, are far removed from the poverty that still affects a lot of lives. The debate between Thomas Pogge and Mathias Risse regarding our obligation to the poor questions the very institution we live in....   [tags: poverty, international relations]

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Would Equal Global Water Distribution Help Lessen the gap Between Rich and Poor Countries?

- Out of 1,385 million cubic kilometers of water that is on the Earth only 2.5% is readily available for agricultural and human needs, the other 97.5% is inconsumable saltwater. Also 70% of our readily available freshwater is locked up in glacial ice, permafrost, or underground aquifers that are not able to be utilized by humans. So that means less than one percent of our globes freshwater is readily accessible for sustainable use. It is expected within the next 25 years with global water consumption doubling every 20 years that we will be exhausting 90% of our global freshwater supply by 2050....   [tags: Water, Agricultural Needs, Human Needs]

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My Experience at Sinai Plaza and HYCCF

- ... For example, conformity is “a change in behavior or belief as the result of real or imagined group pressure; obedience is “acting in accord with a direct order or command” (2013). So, my belief was not affected because I still strongly believed that the woman had absolute right to have her shoe put back on. According to Ruvulo and Markus, “Possible selves are elements of the self-concept that represent what individuals could become, would like to become, and are afraid of becoming. These representations of the self in the future are hypothesized to be an important component of effective performance” (1992)....   [tags: working with the elderly]

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Issues of Crime in The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison by Jeffery Reiman and Paul Leighton

- In The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison by Jeffery Reiman and Paul Leighton, four multifaceted issues are focused on and examined. These issues are the Unites States high crime rates, efforts in explaining the high crime rates, where the high crime rates originally came from, and the success attained at a high price. The initial key issue that Reiman and Leighton discuss is America’s high rising crime rates with the understanding of the people that believe policy and regulations are the causes of the decrease in crime....   [tags: prison, unemployment, homicides]

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Why Men Deserve More Than Us, Poor And Completely Innocent Human Beings Class Of An Unfair Society

- Exhausted. I am exhausted. Can you explain me why men deserve more than us, poor and completely innocent human beings class of an unfair society. That is what we call, in our popular language, « women ». But in my opinion, we do not seem to be a class. I mean, a valuable group of individuals, actually. For a long time, the female gender acts such as puppets who are controlled by an almighty figure : masculinity. Oh, believe me, I am so tired of fightening. Moreover, I have the impression that it leads nowhere....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Suffragette, Democracy, Woman]

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Crime And Social Control Of The United States Black Americans

- In the United States black Americans are disproportionately affected by the perils of poverty, such as frequent acts of violence, drugs, failing school districts, and numerous other crimes against person and property. Consequently, in order to address poverty, and the dangers associated, one has to understand the root of poverty. Mos Def examines the way American business intentionally denigrates the working class to demonstrate the exploitation and social control that continuously decimates the working poor’s hope....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Wage, Economy]

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Black Americans Are Disproportionately Affected By The Perils Of Poverty

- In the United States, black Americans are disproportionately affected by the perils of poverty, such as frequent acts of violence, drugs, failing school districts, and numerous other crimes against person and property. Consequently, in order to address poverty, and the dangers associated, one has to understand the root of poverty. Mos Def examines the way American business intentionally denigrates the working class to demonstrate the exploitation and social control that continuously decimates the working poor’s hope....   [tags: Wage, Working class, Social class, Economy]

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Problems and Solutions in the Fight Against Urban Poverty

- Problems and solutions in the fight against urban poverty Introduction – the advent of capitalism and the resultant economic inequality There can be no talk of modern poverty without talking first of capitalism, and as such, the capitalist model of production and the exploitation of labor is where I will begin my paper. Capitalism evolved from the feudal system, which was incorporated into western European societies hundreds of years ago. Under the feudal system, serfs worked the land and handed the surplus of their production over to the nobles, who owned the land and accumulated the surplus....   [tags: Urban Decay, Urban Poor]

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Nickel And Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich

- Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, published in 2001 by Barbara Ehrenreich, is a book about an author who goes undercover and examines lives of the working lower class by living and working in similar conditions. Ehrenreich sets out to learn how people survive off of minimum wage. For her experiment, she applies rules including that she cannot use skills acquired from her education or work during her job search. She also must take the highest-paying job offered to her and try her best to keep it....   [tags: Sociology, Working class, Karl Marx, Marxism]

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The Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer

- With the poverty rate at a 15.0 percent in the 2012 Census Bureau, Americans who signify this disturbing figure should fight to demand tax increase of the upper class. According to DeNavas et al., “there were 46.5 million Americans living in poverty (DeNavas et al.).” In affects to the Bush tax cuts, numerical data proves poverty rate besides measure of poverty are immobile; contrast to former estimates reckoned in earlier years. As rich people carry on clasping extreme salaries, the poverty rate remains simultaneously impacted....   [tags: rich people, poverty, social classes, taxes]

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The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture

- The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture On his 2000 studio album, "American III," Johnny Cash sang in a resigned voice, "I got a crib full of corn, and a turnin' plow/ But the ground's to wet for the hopper now/ Got a cultivator and a double tree/ A leather line for the hull and gee/ Let the thunder roll and the lighting flash/ I'm doing alright for Country Trash."* Raised on a cotton farm in Dyess, Arkansas, Cash articulated a racialized class divide not simply among whites and African Americans, but among whites, themselves....   [tags: United States History Johnny Cash Essays]

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Development of the Welfare State in Britain 1900-1948

- In England poor laws were first passed in 1598 and continued in amended forms until the National Health Service (NHS) came into formal existence on the ‘Appointed day’ which was fifth of July 1948. The poor laws were introduced to deal with poverty at a local level. At this time the disadvantaged, sick and elderly were assisted by the church, charities, philanthropists and work houses. During the industrialisation revolution Britain saw immense technological advancements in manufacturing and machinery....   [tags: poor law, health, poverty, employment, Beveridge]

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Overview of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist

- Charles Dickens classic novel, Oliver Twist, takes place in 18th century England during the early Victorian times. Oliver Twist, Dickens shows the system of Poor Law that was established in 1834. In England at the time the book was written, it was very hard to get by as a poor person. The government focused on ways to get the poor off the street, and rather you were young or old, they made you work. The working conditions were terrible and so were the living conditions. Oliver Twist tells of a boy who was brought up in this time that was made to work in the factories and make a living the best way he could....   [tags: social injustice, evil system, poor law]

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Poor Moral Lessons in Home Alone

- Be careful what you wish for is one of the biggest lessons the child viewers is suppose to receive from Home Alone. In this film there are obvious and less obvious morals. I will discuss how this film relates to The Secret Garden and The Wizard of Oz. Along with Joe L. Kincheloe’s essay in the Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood. The makers of Home Alone might have not intended to teach their young viewers that in times when you are in danger you should lie and pretend that everything is under control....   [tags: violence, respect, misbehaving ]

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Social Stratification Is Not Only Good For A Functioning Society

- The United States has a long, brutal history of social inequality, including but not limited to: racism, sexism, and classism dating all the way back to the European colonizers. When we look at America’s past, we start to notice horrendous instances of injustice and the early formations of modern day social stratification. A way to describe social stratification is “the creation of layers of a population who possess an unequal share of scarce resources” (Loder 2015). Since the resources are not equally distributed, there are some people who have a copious amount of resources and others who barely have enough to survive....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Inequality Is Bad For Economic Growth

- There has been a dramatic shift of inequality within the United States. This shift has favored the wealthy and left the middle class struggling to pay for simple items such as healthcare, childcare, and education. It has been argued that today’s middle now resembles the working poor. Due to this imbalance, the United States economy has suffered from wage decreases, child poverty, segregation, and minimal upward mobility. Inequality is bad for economic growth. Distribution of wealth, education, and health are contributing factors of inequality which affect economic growth....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Social class, Economy]

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Social Class And Social Classes

- According to the textbook, social class is defined as “a large group of people who rank closely to one another in property, power and prestige”. In the United States people really don’t know the division of the social classes, they just classified themselves as rich, poor or the ones that aren’t rich or poor but they are doing well in life. In this chapter, it shows us the different social classes there is and which one succeed in life. Social mobility plays a big role in our everyday life .It also gives us a lot of information on all the social classes....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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Overcoming The Silence of Generational Poverty

- Today's news is full of speculation and debate about the national debt, taxes and potential cuts to vital programs that serve those in need. However, the conversation often seems overly caught up in the finer points of politics and media coverage rather than the real people that these decisions affect. I think it's fair to say that American attitudes toward the poor are more often than not, disdain and fear. There's a common myth that people are forced into poverty because they are simply lazy or inferior, the truth is it is harder to feed and clothe your family than ever before....   [tags: poor, rich, economy, prosperity, United States]

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Social Class And Its Effects On Society

- Before I read the chapter on social class, I as thought social class was a category that people are put into based on how much money they make; you are either poor or rich. However, there is much more regarding social class then I had originally thought. Social class it separated into a four tier criteria. Beginning at the bottom is the “lower class”, or “underclass” which is referred to by poverty, homeless, and unemployment. This class, usually haven’t finished high school, don’t have medical care and can’t afford sufficient housing....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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The Wage Of Minimum Wage

- The law has set an hourly wage rate called minimum wage. For American workers, some local and state governments have established higher minimum wage. The idea of minimum wage laws is applied around the world. These laws have ensured that people can make enough money to support their families and themselves. As of 2010, the United States’ minimum wage was $7.25 per hour (By the Numbers). Followers of minimum wage laws claim they are essential to aid in America’s reform. For example, America’s welfare programs require the recipients to find jobs....   [tags: Minimum wage, Wage, Employment, Working class]

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Review : An Education System Worthy of Malaysia

- The title of the article “Deficiencies of The System” is extracted from the book “An Education System Worthy of Malaysia”, written by M. Bakri Musa. The article discusses the poor education system in Malaysia that encompasses every aspect of schooling from pre-school to the university level. The author mixes personal experience, third-person experience and data evidence to address the poorly constructed system. The author works as a surgeon by day in Silicon Valley, California. He and his wife, Karen lives in Morgan Hill, California....   [tags: M. Bakri Musa, poor public schools]

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Social Class And Its Effects On Society

- Before I read the chapter on social class, I thought social class was a category about people who are put into class by how much money they make; you are either poor or rich. However, there is much more regarding social class than I had originally thought. Social class it separated into a four tier criteria. Beginning at the bottom is the “lower class”, or “underclass” which is referred to by poverty, homeless, and unemployment. This class, usually hasn’t finished high school, doesn’t have medical care and can’t afford sufficient housing....   [tags: Middle class, Working class, Social class]

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