Recent indicators display worsening conditions as mid January new unemployment claims have increased. The economy has continued to decline based on the unemployment rate, heavy equity losses in housing, and the continued difficulty in obtaining credit. Manufacturing output declines of the last few months of 2008 fell even more in January to the lowest since World War II. The exports had eased the demand decline domestically during mid 2008 but that market also experienced a decline by the end months. The reduction of energy prices mid 2008 is being credited for the overall inflation price slowing.
Determinate sentences involve sentences that have a fixed or flat time (Jirard, 2009). Determinate sentences play a large part in the increasing number of individuals in prison, which, as you can imagine, puts more strain on prisons financially. In the past two decades, we have become increasingly “tough on crime” which has helped to decrease crime to a certain extent. According to an article in the New York Times (2008), the US has fewer than five percent of the entire world’s population, but almost twenty five percent of the world’s prisoners (Liptak & , 2008). The author of the article goes on to say that people in the US are sentenced to do time for crimes that would not produce such a sentence in other countries.
How important was the decline of Britain’s staple industries in explaining the industrial unrest of the period between 1918-1929? The quick decline of the staple industries had a huge effect among Britain, it accounted for almost half of Britain’s total out put, a quarter of employment and three quarters of exports before 1914. Through out 1920’s unemployment remained at about 10- 20%of an insure workforce where as Britain’s share of the world export trade fell from 18-11% and a drop in value also in overseas investments, which of course left Britain struggling to pay for imports. London was no longer the undisputed financial capital of the world and as the US replaced Britain as the world money lender, the US dollar displaced the pound as the world’s major currency. However there were a few positive developments along side the bad, for example in the 1920’s new industries were introduced of the second industrial revelation, electrical goods, chemicals and motor car production through the mid 20’s was higher by three times than its year of 1914, these where among the products and services that Britain Introduced in an effort to revitalise and flourish Britain’s industries.
This led to a dramatic fall in the poverty rate of the United States. There was a dramatic fall in the poverty rate when Johnson first announced the War on Poverty in 1964. This is because he followed his announcement by creating Medicaid, Medicare, greater federal housing spending, and other programs to fight the increasing poverty rate. In 1964, the poverty rate was estimated to be 19 percent; ten years later, it dropped to 11.2 percent (Matthews). This shows that with the commencement of the War against Poverty, the United States was slowly improving the lives of American citizens.
The collapse of the housing market and unemployment caused the most damage. Between 1991 to 1992 unemployment had gone back up to 2.6 million. Negative equity meant home owner were paying mortgages far higher than their homes were worth. Many people could simply not keep up with the increased prices and resulted in them losing their homes due to the bank repossessing them. The recession hit close to home for the Tories, effecting the middle class not just the working class of the industrial north.
For example, both urban and rural suicide rates decreased, male suicide rates became higher than those of the females, and elderly suicide significantly increased. The most recent decade of the 2010s moulded the distinction between the traditional suicide profile in the rural areas that were immensely affected by the collapse of communes and the rise of migration. As for the city areas, the urbanisation and modernisation have improved the livelihood of the younger generation. However, the ageing of society, urban life stressors, mental health issues, and rising living prices are putting their toll on the metropolitan society. Without the positive economic growth and urbanisation rates, these factors may lead to a new upsurge in the suicide rates.
In the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from February 2008 to November 2009 the unemployment rate went from a low 4.9% to a high 9.9%. As of November 2012, the unemployment rate went down to 7.7%, which are about 12.2 million individuals. The unemployment rate is still high compared to previous years even with the 2.2% decrease in unemployment. Many Americans have become unemployed during the past few years. When people are unemployed it means that they have less money which in returns means that there is a less of a demand in the economy.
The Great Depression was mainly in America but it also had effects on the German economy too. Between the years 1929 and 1932 the amount of world trade fell by around 70 per cent. The unemployment levels rose and wage cuts were made and many people were made homeless due to this, they were unable to pay their rent or their mortgages so many were reduced to instant poverty. Welfare was a problem with the depression, the right wing didn’t like the idea of welfare but some of the left wing parties did. This meant they were arguing over welfare, the fall of Muller government and what they would do with the benefit system.
English 043 Professor Doreen Kiefer 12/15/13 “The Growing Need of Raising Minimum Wage” Have you ever wonder how many desperate unemployed American citizens there are in the United States seeking for jobs? Well there’re more than eleven million unemployed citizens desperately trying to make a living in this terrible recession. Not only is it affecting our economy but our businesses, and families as well. Even before the recession, our economy was rapidly shifting, with fewer and fewer middle class jobs and opportunities, with fewer and fewer middle class families, which has led to a low growing, low-wage workforce. As of the end of 2011, the United States needed to create roughly 10 million jobs to return to the pre-recession unemployment
Vulnerable Populations Jamie Laurson BSHS302 University of phoenix Introduction This paper will address the problem of homelessness in the United States. The rate of homelessness began to increase between 1970 and 1980 due to a decrease in affordable housing and an increase in poverty (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2005). How do people become vulnerable to homelessness and homeless situations in their lives? What can we do about it as oppose to what we have already done. Why are some minorities more prone to homelessness than others?