There was also nothing there for the old before that ether, they basically had to work until they died as they had no money otherwise or be sent to the poor house which was embarrassing. The act was passed as the old had to rely on their children who often couldn’t even pay for themselves and they were becoming a burden. You had to be 70 to receive a pension which was far too high as most of the people that needed it had died by then from not having a good standard of living. The age for being able to receive was far too high as people that needed the pension were too unhealthy to live that long anyway. If you were single you got five shillings a week and seven and a half if you were married.
According to the LICO rates in 2011, poverty troubles mainly seniors, aboriginals, and single parents. In Canada, Social assistance falls well below the poverty line and fails miserably to provide adequate income for even a moderate standard living. We should ALL try living on such measly income for a month…. Maybe then we would be more sympathetic for those whom live under the poverty line. There comes a time when people grow old and are not physically capable of handling tasks in the work force.
Because of this, two-thirds of the patients seen on that day had multiple comorbidities possibly due to lack of preventative care. The report from the GADCH states that individuals without health insurance lag behind the insured population on many dimensions including having decreased rates of preventative care leading to multiple comorbidities resulting in fair to poor health (2007). When this happens, there are more sick days (usually without pay) resulting into lower income for this population that is already struggling to make ends meet. This impacts the entire region’s productivity leading into a cascading effect for rural areas (GADCH,
Only 8% of the broader Australian population are being effected where as 35% are in most Aboriginal regions (Shukla 2010, p.60). The 17-year life expectancy break concerning the two populations along with these figures is of great concern because they show an extremely bad health status within the Australian Aboriginal community (AIDA 2008,
Indigenous people in Australia have higher mortality rates than non-Indigenous Australians, poorer health, lower housing standards, lower employment rates, and lower standards of education. The Indigenous life expectancy is far below the Australian average and the age is lowered again by the amount of disease amongst Aboriginal people, which is more often than not caused by socioeconomic disadvantage (Pink and Allbon, 2005). For the period of 1996–2001, the life expectancy at birth for Indigenous males was estimated at 59 years and 65 years for Indigenous females. The life expectancy for Non-Indigenous Australians was 77 years for males and 82 years for Non-Indigenous females (Trewin and Madden, 2008). In 2007 The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported the most chronic conditions among Aboriginal people were: diabetes, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, with each of which being a preventative disease, delayed or mitigated.
Census Bureau data, as of September 13, 2011, the nation's poverty rate rose to 15.1% which means that we have about 46.2 million people living below the poverty line. In the United States people that earn less than $23,050 and they have a family of 4, these people are considered to be living in poverty. Society has constructed this group in such a way that portrays them as a burden on the entire economic system. Poverty is looked upon as a social issue, but this group is made up with people, that has in most cases, been classified as lazy and unwilling to put in the necessary work to get them out of that situation. Even though financial assistance is supposed to be a means of temporary aid, many aren't looking at it that way Many people are taking advantage of the fact that they can get it and not on the fact of if they need it or not.
A change that has happened to childbearing since the 1970's is that over four in ten children are now born outside of marriage, which is five times more than it was in 1971. This means that more children are being born into lone-parent families or cohabilitating families. A reason for this is that there has been a huge decline in the stigma that used to be held over births outside marriage and also a increase in cohabiliatation. An example of this is that only one third of 18-24 year olds think marriage should come before parenthood, meaning that the rise in births outside of marriage is more to do with the increase in cohabilitating couples than it is to do with single parents. Another change that has happened in childbearing since the 1970's is that women are having fewer children and children later in life.
(Document A) Since there was a short supply of fresh water, many colonists died of dehydration. Additionally, the document stated that waste in early Jamestown tended to cluster instead of flush away. These mishaps caused disease which eventually led to death. Another hardship the colonists had to endure was their exposure to new deadly diseases. Nearly 70 out of the 110 original colonists lost their lives by
It was stated that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a life expectancy of 20 years less than the greater Australian population; this is because of alcohol and drug issues. In Halls Creek, WA it is estimated that at least ½ the Aboriginal Community is affected by foetal alcohol syndrome, this is affecting both Aboriginal health and family situations. Leading to family break ups, child abuse and also effecting finances, as most families don’t have the money needed to support children, especially children with special needs. An aboriginal elder was quoted as saying in (Áboriginal life in Australia), that a lack of youth services and also a lack of engaging with the youth has led to young people swapping the challenges of achieving in life for alcohol. This is having a major impact in several aspect of Aboriginal life, including health, family and also their culture being passed on.
Inequities refer to social or economic differences between people or groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a lower life expectancy than non-indigenous Australians. Indigenous males live 18.7 years less than non-indigenous males whilst females live 18.2 years less than non-indigenous females. Infant mortality is also