The lack of motivation caused by years of not having a job and watching your family suffer in poverty is a condition that not too many of us are familiar with. “Native American Poverty,” by Tom Rodgers justifies the allegations that a large percentage, about 25%, of the Native Americans live in poverty. “According to the US Census Bureau, these Americans earn a median annual income of $33,627. One in every four (25.3 percent) lives in poverty and nearly a third (29.9 percent) are without health insurance coverage.” The lack of money has become a huge component in the dismemberment of the culture that the Natives so lavishly submerged themselves into, and the picking up other undesirable traits such as drinking. The
Canadian Poverty and Equal Distribution Angela Hormaza BA – Section F Economics October 14, 2011 Poverty can affect all age groups. Poverty is the state of lacking resources that provide people with basic necessities, or that force people to go without certain needed things like three meals a day or shelter. Yet it should be understood that people can still have some of these things, like a roof over their heads, and not enough of other things, like food or money to seek proper medical treatment. When we think about poverty, we automatically think of third world countries, such as Africa, Colombia and Cuba, within many others. But the sad truth is that many Canadians struggle with poverty every day.
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Poverty has increased due to a high unemployment rate, lower wages for many people, and a decreasing amount of public assistance benefits. Since the start of the recession, many people have lost their jobs and have been unable to find new employment or have been forced to work for wages far lower than they had previously been paid. In 1996, the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, which provided cash assistance to poor families with children, was replaced with a grant program called Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). This program has not been able to keep up with inflation causing a higher poverty level among the already poor which has resulted in families not being able to afford housing (“Why are People Homeless,”
The number of people of working age in relation to retirees is known as the “dependency ratio”. As the baby boomers retire, a main concern is the decrease in the number of people working and paying taxes. An aging population means that the dependant to economically active ratio is very low. The results are public finance become stagnant and gaps in the jobs market, with businesses and public services lacking the workforce required. If we do nothing to the current configuration of our Social Security program, projections are showing that by the year 2035, the Trust Fund will only adequately support 75% of beneficiaries.
Essay The Secessionist Crisis in Canada: The Inevitable Rift between the Francophone and Anglophones Rei Kodra Political Science 412 Professor Dunphy November 25, 2013 The secession of Quebec has always been a problem for the national unity of Canada. There is no doubt that it has created a rift between the French and English side. Although this rift relies on the historical context of this relationship, it is more important to focus on the last fifty years of this strained dilemma. Therefore, it is important to emphasize that while Quebec does indeed impact Canadian federalism both positively and negatively, the same is to be said about Canada having a significance on Quebec nationality. The clash between these two aspects of
Young people in Ontario — especially Toronto — are among the least employed in the country, according to a new report that shows the province’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average. The report, released Friday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, shows that for those under 24 years of age, joblessness is more common in Ontario than anywhere in Canada, aside from Atlantic Canada. The report analyzed employment data from Statistics Canada over the past five years following the global economic crisis. “The big story is that five years after the Great Recession, youth remain largely shut out of Ontario’s slow economic recovery,” Sean Geobey wrote in the report, The Young and the Jobless. This year, the unemployment
Notwithstanding the pledge made by Canada “foreign aid was frozen at $5.16 million in 2010, that translated into 0.34 percent of the countries gross national income.” (Davidson) This number leaves Canada falling far short of the 0.7 per cent target. Further cutbacks were announced in this years April federal budget for foreign aid which will clearly have an effect on how CIDA will continue to implement their programs or reach Canada’s commitment of contributing 0.7 per cent of its gross national product to foreign
Child Poverty in Canada Since the late 1900s, child poverty has been a been a large issue in Canada. As Canadians, there are many things we should be proud of, from our large nation, to our natural resources and our multiculturalism, but the the amount of children that live in poverty in Canada is shameful. Canada ranks 24th out of 35 developed countries for child poverty. As a modern, developed country, it is the duty of the Canadian government to take care of the citizens that cannot take care of themselves, such as children, the poor and the elderly. Every month, 770,000 people in Canada use food banks, with forty percent of those people being children.
Poverty is a major concern all around the world, including Canada. The “Profile of Economic Security in Canada” fact sheet posted by the Canadian Council on Social Development shows that in 2004 more than 11% approximately 3.5 million Canadians were living in poverty (Canadian Council on Social Development). Canadian poverty can be attributed to several factors and it is apparent in various sectors of demographics; one in particular is child poverty. The four articles 1) What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada, 2) Immigrants and ‘New Poverty’: The Case of Canada, 3) The Changing Colour of Poverty in Canada, 4) Child Poverty in Canada, indicate a pattern that although poverty from the early 70’ till 2005 had decreased overall, child poverty