32,500 children have been neglected in 2010, and in Ingham County 42 percent of children have been abused or neglected (milhs.org). In Ingham County, 8.5 children of every 1000 are in out of home care, referring to foster homes, etc (milhs.org). Unemployment rates and low income is affecting the youth and children in terrible ways. WLNS.COM reported in an article titled “More Michigan Children living in Poverty” that there are a lot of reasons why neglect and abuse has gone up 92%. Now there are more health professionals available to investigate issues of neglect and abuse and family court in Ingham County has become a strong source of help for
The Issue of Poverty and Hunger By: Nolan Kibit Lit III 2nd Hour One in seven people die of hunger, and 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized .Many people do not know how large of an effect poverty has on the health crisis that we face. Poverty is an important global issue because it plays a role in the estimated one billion people who lack access to health care systems. Health issues are a main concern for countries with high poverty populations. Poverty effects the way we act and live, and our health effects the way that we behave in the real world. Poverty effects our health in many ways including mental health and diseases, access to vaccinations, malnutrition, and attaining adequate healthcare.
Every month, 770,000 people in Canada use food banks, with forty percent of those people being children. Living in poverty impacts children in many ways, from lower levels of education, to health problems, developmental delays, behaviour disorders, and even effecting the way they live as adults. Over time, many different groups brought the child poverty epidemic to the attention of the federal government hoping for
Basically there is 1.4 billion people below the poverty line according to this site in 2005. The way things are headed there will be over three billion people under the poverty level in the world according to this research. II. Meta Search Tools A. Infomine.com B. http://www.urbanpoverty.net./windowsonurbanpoverty/ C. The journal article tells about how poverty is grouped in areas around the United States. Poor people live in poor neighbor hoods so it explains that there is a lot of risk associated with living in these areas.
In New Orleans, poverty among young children was high, partly because many parents were out of work or in low-wage jobs; also, a high percentage of families were headed by a single parent. Parents’ poor education, health limitations, and disability probably also contributed (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2004). The sketchy information available on the health and development of New Orleans’ young children suggests that many were not doing well. This is not surprising: a wide range of studies consistently shows that poverty and low incomes correlate with worse outcomes for children (Golden 2005). Before the hurricane, Louisiana’s capacity to meet the needs of these young children was limited.
Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of "poor" persons in the U.S. In 2005, the Bureau found 37 million "poor" Americans. Presidential candidate John Edwards claims that these 37 million Americans currently "struggle with incredible poverty." Edwards asserts that America's poor, who number "one in eight of us…do not have enough money for the food, shelter, and clothing they need," and are forced to live in "terrible" circumstances.However, an examination of the living standards of the 37 million persons, whom the government defines as "poor," reveals that what Edwards calls "the plague" of American poverty might not be as "terrible" or "incredible" as candidate Edwards contends. Poverty is an important and emotional issue.
The American educational system has been at large for the past 40 years. Sadly the only growing correlation I can see with supportive information to back-up my theory is the growing number of poverty in America. The link between poverty and the decline in educational achievement in America is very rarely looked at in the educational system. Many years of numerous academic research show that poor children, or those born to parents who are rather poorly educated also, don’t do as well in school as those students who are raised in a middle-class house. Americas problem of poverty is too big to be ignored in the world, as it has the highest poverty rate in the entire western region of the globe with 22%.
This leaves the family open to exploitation as they lack the resources to alter their circumstances to be able to move out of poverty. Families living in poverty are considered disadvantaged in society due to seeing them as the under classed citizens of the general population. Families frequently suffer economic disadvantage (hardship) and low living standards as they can’t afford the necessities and experience real deprivation and hardship in everyday life (Issues in society, Poverty, p1). Who is likely to be affected by poverty? There are high rates of poverty among families experiencing unemployment, single parent families and indigenous families.
The belief that working to end child homelessness will have far-reaching and lasting effects on the future of our society. Homeless families are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, with profound effects on millions of American children. One in fifty children experiences homelessness in America each year, according to a recent study by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Nearly half of those children are under the age of six – the most vulnerable group of all. ( Horizons for Homeless Children, November 23, 2011 ).
‘The Cause and Effect of Poverty in the UK’ Poverty People don’t always understand the causes and effects of this so called ‘poverty’ so that’s why I’m going to explain it. A simple definition of poverty would be; “The state of being extremely poor/ the state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount.” Poverty is often highlighted as humans not been able to obtain compulsory features of life such health care, education and in some cases, the essential needs such as water, warmth and shelter. Millions and millions of people, as well as children, face these problems on a daily basis in the UK. Just to get an exact number of these ‘millions’, a study said 2.2 million children and two million working age adults were living in absolute poverty in 2009-10! Causes and effects of Poverty A starting point for causing poverty can be as simple as early age pregnancies.