People had already bought the goods that they wanted (if they could afford them). There were not enough people buying the goods that were on the market. Poverty Another reason for the crash could also be the poverty found in 50% of the American population. Families that only earned $2,000 or less a year only purchased necessities. They were not contributing to the market.
Since 1971 education cost has increased from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student. As seen in Bianca's case, her mother cannot afford to pay for her tuition and Daisy's father is unemployed. These kids are forced into "bad education." Some students do not have any aspirations. They live in a neighborhood full of crime therefore their main focus is survival instead of learning.
People may think that they do not earn money because of this. The real reason is that the jobs they do, do not earn a decent amount of money. Seebohm Rowntree is another social reformer who has done similar work to Booth. He has found out from his studies that poverty is mainly caused by old age or sickness. This means that, as you get older or get ill, you will have to stop working therefore not earn any money and slip into poverty.
In 2010 The U.S Department of Education announced that “1.2 million students between the ages between fifteen and twenty-four had dropped out in one year alone.” (Women forum). These findings suggest that one in every five students will dropout. According to the U.S Department of Education, it is quite difficult to discern one single reason why a student dropout. However, their findings have shown the most common reason is due to the lack of educational support the students receive. The findings suggests “American society has neglected to provide students with the resources and instructional strategies that give students the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual support they need to complete high school.”(U.S Department of Education).
They have to face with many challenges here. For example, they have to work hard, but get less money. They also have to work jobs that dirty, physically because they do not have legal document. They do not have human rights. 3,Reactions and response to the movie The movie “ Uprooted: Refugees of the global economy” gave me a clear picture about immigrants from the Philippines, Bolivia, and Haiti who, as victims of globalization, unhappily left their country for the U.S.
Low paying jobs keep the working poor impoverished. Someone working a full-time job, fifty two weeks a year at minimum wage would only earn $13, 624 a year, which is below the poverty line for two or more people (Lauer & Lauer, 2011). The kind of work that very poor people “access through their informal social networks is often low quality – poorly paid, insecure, offering little opportunity for progression” (Afridi, 2011, p.9). Two social issues that affect those living below the poverty line include social exclusion and the high probability of becoming victims of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Social exclusion is a term which incorporates the condition of social isolation and
These numbers are unacceptable for a first world, developed and wealthy country; but with rising living costs and the government making cut backs, these figures are set to rise further (Sinead O’Shea, 19/01/13). When people think of the term poverty, they tend to think of third world countries; malnourished children growing up in a village with no clean water available for miles, with disease and infection rife. Poverty is actually measured against the typical living standards of a society (P Townsend, 1979) and a number of things contributing; lack of money, material possessions, food, poor education and substandard living conditions. The causes of child poverty vary so much, usually determined by the parent’s situation which is not always their fault. 62% of children growing up in poverty are in households where at least one of person works, so having a job is still not a direct route out of poverty (Child Poverty Map of the UK, March 2011).
Herbert states that “The unemployment rate is increasing and the U.S job market salary isn’t enough to provide for the average American family”. This argument of Herbert reveals directly on rise of Income Inequality’s analyzed by Robert. Herbert explains how Americans were not getting enough employed with good paystubs that lead to income inequality. In “Hiding from reality”, Herbert explains his view on how the American dream is slowly becoming less and less reachable and what we need to focus on in order for the restoration of the American Dream. Herbert states, “whenever you choose to look-at the economy and jobs, public schools, the budget deficits, the non-stop warfare overseas you’ll see a country in sad shape”.
Indeed, of the world’s over 6 billion people, over 2.8 billion live on less than $2 a day, and over 1.2 billion live on less than $1 a day. In rich countries less than 1 child in 100 does not reach its fifth birthday, while in the poorest countries as many as a fifth of children do not. And while in rich countries fewer than 5 percent of all children under five are malnourished, in poor countries as many as 50 percent are. One route for investigating the causes of poverty is to examine the dimensions highlighted by poor people. These include the lack of income and assets to attain basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing and acceptable levels of health and education); sense of
When one has fallen into a whole so deep; the entire state of mind may be damaged. Unemployed personnel may seem like a burden in the public eye but this can be an overstatement. Unemployed people work just as hard as the rest of the employed world; if not harder. The long term effects of being unemployed become so great that the unemployed face losing vital portions of their own lives. Unemployed persons face losing car, home, and even family.