Another big cause of homelessness is people not having health care. They could have a job, but not given the benefit of free health care, so therefore if a poor family or individual were to be seriously ill they would not have enough money to pay for their health as well as to have a home. A high percentage of homeless people also are known to have a mental illness which could make it difficult to even impossible for them to get a job. As many as 3.5 million people in the United States has been reported of experiencing homelessness in a given year, even though most were temporarily. Some statistics of reported homeless Americans show 40% are families with children—the fastest growing segment, 41% are single males, 14% are single females, 5% are minors unaccompanied by adults, 49%
Poverty grows exponentially; the more people within a family the greater the chance of falling even further below the poverty line. Many of those that aren't education don't have the means to understand the practices of safe sex and many people who aren't able to take care of themselves are finding themselves with babies that they too cannot take care of. Second we need to help these poor countries by promoting a need for charity, a need for involvement from those that are better off, and a need for organizations that can support these people in need. Partnerships are so important in change and there are a lot of people out there than can financially provide these partnerships. Hold food drives, since so many of these people are starving and can't afford food.
Most households that are poor experience one of these problems: The house is overcrowded, not being able to get medical care, or not being able to eat. The average poor people’s way of living doesn’t mean that all poor people live without having any type of hardship. Some may just be that they have food, but not exactly what they want to eat. What really is considered to be a poor family? It’s not just people that are homeless, no food or clothing.
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
(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.
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.
It is easy to group these people together and label them all the same, but every homeless person has a story, a reason, or a problem, that has lead them to where they are today. Homelessness exists due to a lack of affordable housing, a loss of income, mental illness, substance abuse, and a combination of various other reasons. In our society, it seems that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer making the gap between these two Classes seem larger each year. The Middle class has carried this country, and helped fund assistance programs, but they can also find themselves caught without work or housing. Foreclosures have hit an all time high, and unfortunately some people were allowed to finance beyond their means and now have become homeless too.
Because of this and the lack of financial stability, I now work full time in order to pay tuition. If I was not able to get a job due to the economy, I would not be able to attend college, graduate and then have a well-paying job. Because of the cost of education, parents who live in poverty are not able to provide their children with a quality education and when these children grow up and choose not to work and strive for a better education or a better way of living, they will likely remain in poverty. Functionalist theory What purpose does poverty serve from functionalist perspective? Emile Durkheim stated, “The purpose of education is not the same across all societies, but that its purpose in any given society will instead be whatever it needs to be in order to maintain that society.” Even though we do not like
The people who are most affected by poverty are women who work part time as most of their wages will be going on the childcare costs and needs also black and ethnic minority groups find it a struggle when they are looking for work and finally disabled people. When living in poverty people find it hard to cope especially when it removes choice for families and you can’t have what you want, you can only, if lucky, get what you need. Due to not having enough money families with children end up with a limited choice in small, cramped, poor housing which can sometimes end in catching some diseases such as bronchitis because the house is hard to heat. Poverty affects children directly. It may cause them to have a lower achievement in school as their own parents are unable to help with homework’s and also they may end up missing out on school trips as their family are unable to afford it.
Chinese people (mostly in the rural areas) feel that school does not provide skills and and immediate success to their lives. Also, many poor families cannot afford to send their children to school. Fees for school are a main problem to the poor families because is money they don't have and the children are left to support their families. Even though the money the children obtain is so meager, it helps to put food on the table. The parents of this children don't really realize the conditions that they put their children in.