Effect of Poverty on Children Draft 1

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Effects of Poverty on Children Hilario Yanez Professor Emmanuel Obi SOC100 November 20, 2014 Effects of Poverty on Children Specific Hypothesis: Poverty is the leading cause for many children from low-income families to have more learning and health problems in the United States. They also experience poverty as their families’ incomes are terribly small. This prevents their children from participating entirely in the society. Applicable Sociological Concepts: The Social-Conflict theory is being used as stated by Macionis (2010); this theory shows how inequality creates conflict to poor families by not providing equal benefits to them. Parents can’t afford good jobs to provide any benefits to their children. Parents don’t have the opportunity to afford an education due to the lack of income. Stress from growing in a poor family might maintain lasting hormonal and immune roles in behaviors that predict disease as an adult. Practical Implications: Providing better benefit to poor families. Allowing them obtain better paying job opportunities. Create more jobs with better benefits for low income families as well as a way to get a better education. As stated by Arloc (2005), in figure 1 below, exams done to the Census shows that the U.S public benefits system helps to reduce the poverty in nearly half of Americans. Some of these children may not develop well-mannered vocabulary due to the majority of their parents having difficulty speaking proper English. In a poor socioeconomic group, students are more likely to drop out of school; this happens since the environment around them does not allow them to achieve an academic goal or have parents who support them. The government should implement more programs to help in the contribution for poor families. With poverty, children can experience stress or depression, hence, not obtaining a career.
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