The UK is said to have the worst rates of child poverty in the industrialised world. A study conducted by End Child Poverty suggests that 4 million children were living in poverty in the UK (after housing costs). This can lead to a number of consequences for these children, which will unfortunately follow them throughout their lives, in a vicious circle. Almost 3 million children live in lone-parent families and they are particularly at risk of experiencing poverty during their childhood. (Rowlingson and McKay, 2002).
Child poverty is not only a serious issue but a growing epidemic every year. Child poverty is where a child lacks necessary resources, amenities and getting the proper living conditions needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Childpovertyactgroup2000-2012. Poverty is not only felt by children where no one is working in the family home; it can also be felt in a home where at least one person is working. In 1998/99 statistics show that at least 51% of all income poor children live in a household where at least one person works.
Homelessness In America In today’s society many are experiencing homelessness. I believe homelessness in not only affecting the ones that are homeless but us as a nation in general. Due to the economical state and rising unemployment rates, homelessness is not only affecting some but many. It is affecting our nation economically, our society, and most importantly our children. According to the National Alliance To End Homelessness it states: “That approximately 600,000 families and 1.35 million children are homeless” (http://www.endhomelessness.org).
Some parents avoid shelter life, by splitting up the family and sending their children to stay with relatives, while they fend for themselves. It happens all too often. As you can see families that are experiencing homelessness are under considerable stress. But Is this a real problem in America? According to the National Center on Family Homelessness in March 2010 about 250,000, that’s a quarter of a million people in families are homeless.
Homeless Street Youth Shirley Carroll Walden University Abstract Youth between the ages of 12 and 24 years who spend at least one night on the streets, in public places, or in shelters are considered homeless. Around two million children run away from home each year in the U.S., and most are likely to end up homeless (Bender, Thompson, McManus, Lantry, & Flynn, 2007). A proposal includes formulating a plan with the Native community that will benefit the homeless youth. Long term housing for homeless Native youth is greatly needed. One proposal currently in motion is long term housing for youth who experience mental health issues.
Homeless People in America “As many as 3.5 million Americans are homeless each year. Of these, more than 1 million are children and on any given night, more than 300,000 children are homeless,” reports Jeff Maide (Top Causes of Homelessness in America.) On any day or evening you can see homeless people, with the majority of them being families with children. The families that are homeless are more susceptible to sickness and diseases. Families are experiencing traumatic events that cause homelessness.
It expanded problem such as the bad behavior problem of youngsters, high youth unemployment rate and widespread deprivation. Those are the root causes of the uncontrolled public meeting. Broken society expanded the bad behavior problem of youngsters as well as became one of the causes of the riots. Britain remained ‘broken families’ in the twenty first century. In 1970-2000, there were significant changes in family life such as marriage rate fell by 40%, divorce rates doubled, cohabitation increased but 52% of them split up after having a child.
It has been concluded that there are millions of children leaving in poverty. What exactly is poverty? Any family (a husband, wife and two children under 18) that makes less than $23,021.Children living in poverty have a higher number of absenteeism or leave school all together because they are more likely to have to work or care for family members. Dropout rates of 16 to 24 year old students who are from low income
Child Poverty Many children and young people in Norfolk face a variety of disadvantages that mean they are less likely to have positive outcomes for their lives. A new child poverty report has revealed that parts of Norfolk have almost half of its children living in financial hardship. The latest report from The Campaign to End Child Poverty, named Norwich as the local authority worst affected in the region, with more than a quarter (30%) of children affected. One area in particular Nelson in Great Yarmouth is just 1% away of half of its children living in poverty.
Even outside urban communities, this has become a common sight at busy intersections and freeway off-ramps. As many as 3.5 million Americans are homeless each year and of these, more than 1 million are children, which on any given night can total more than 300,000. Homelessness has so permeated the American landscape that it may seem that the social conundrum has always been a part of our society. However, homelessness is a thoroughly modern phenomenon and primarily an economic problem. It is affected by a number of factors such as people not wanting to help the poor, lack of or limited income and those affected by disabilities.