(Barnardos, 2013). There are a number of indications as to why child poverty exists, unemployment plays a big part. Unemployment is an indicator of educational disadvantage, which in turn, affects the rest of a child’s life. Lone parent families are also an indication as to why child poverty is on the rise. Single parents have a lack of funds to support their children’s needs.
Recent studies have shown that 36% of all people in poverty are children. 42% of those children live in low income families and one in five of those young children live in poor families (National Center for Children in Poverty, 2010). The statistics provided by National Center for Children and Poverty are alarming. This study shows that 32% of the white infants and toddlers, 68% of the black and as high as 70% of American Indian infants and toddlers live in low income families. Many of those children are not provided with necessity nutrition for healthy development.
This was supported by the National Child Development Study which found that children from low income households were an average of 9 months behind in their education compared to others. It showed that material factors such as a poor diet, overcrowded housing and lack of resources have an impact on working class children’s education. Additionally, family socialisation also is believed to affect the social class differences in achievement. Parental interest is shown to have a big impact. JWB Douglas did a longitudinal study of 5’362 children in 1964 which continued until they were 16.
Homelessness; poor accommodation such as overcrowding, poor state of repair blights childhood.  There is a strong link between poverty and education; which results in social-economic disadvantage. It is researched that children from poor backgrounds do
These statistics point to a betrayal of Canada's children. REASON To use the most basic terms, the cause of poverty in a developed country like Canada is a lack of sufficient income and resources to live a full life. (1) However, behind this simple definition lies a more difficult question: Why do some individuals and families not have the resources necessary to break out of poverty? Responses to this question vary widely, reflecting different ideologies and perspectives. Some people view poverty as the outcome of personal decisions or choices, such as dropping out of school, having a child at an early age, using and becoming addicted to drugs and/or alcohol,
The first form is educational poverty. Educational poverty describes the lack of education due to a family experiencing poverty. There are several characteristics of educational poverty. Children of families living in educational poverty tend to miss a significant amount of school or stop attending all together due to the responsibility of helping the family financially by getting a job (“11 Facts About Education And Poverty In America”, n.d.). Another characteristic is that children who live in educational poverty have more of a risk of developing learning disabilities and delays in
Many people who are out of work rely on state benefits to survive, and if they have children these benefits often are not enough to keep the family above the poverty line, hence the children suffer by lacking basic essentials such as new school uniforms, schoolbooks, pens, pencils etc, and therefore their education suffers. If these children can’t get a decent education then they
Children born into homelessness are more likely to have low birth weights and are at greater risk of death. Homelessness also exposes infants to environmental factors that can endanger their health. Because homeless families often have little access to health care, many homeless infants lack essential immunizations. As of June 2008, there are more than 100,000 homeless children in Massachusetts. Out of these numbers 2,472 living in emergency shelter funded by the Ma Department of Transitional Assistance.
Despite very significant attempts to improve outcomes for looked after children, this social group remain vulnerable to social exclusion. Why are young people leaving care vulnerable to social exclusion and why do policy initiatives appear to falter? Critically Discuss. “It has long been apparent to those working with young people in and leaving care that many experience considerable difficulties related to poor physical, mental and general well-being, which without adequate support, can have a lasting impact on future progress” (Dixon, 2008:207). For young people leaving care, such ‘difficulties’ are highlighted in research which suggests in 2006, only 12% of children in care achieved 5 A* to C grades at GCSE, compared to 59% of all children, and 38% leave care prior to the age of 18.
His theory believed that there was a lower class subculture that destroyed ambitions and socialized children to be poor. This girl provided viewers with glimpses of Lewis’s theory. The third, and final family, consisted of a teenage boy and younger sister whose father has just been laid off, and mother cannot work due to health issues. This family provided us with an example of food insecurity. Food insecurity is when