In fact, the actual condition of them is miserable. Farmers are suffering from low wage, lack motivation, and consumers have no interests. Firstly, subsistence wages are the most serious problem for famers. They can get only a little money despite fair trade. According to FLO-CERT, their payment is 1.26 dollars per pound at the lowest, which is 10 percent higher than the market price.
In the article written by Bob Faw from NBC News he states that many didn’t have any type of insurance, many could not leave the area because they were dependent on government checks, and many couldn’t even afford the basic transportation. He also states “This natural disaster illustrates what experts have known all along — disasters do not treat everyone alike. Surviving is easier for whites who have than for blacks who don’t. And when push comes to shove, it’s every man, woman and child for himself.” From analyzing Bob Faw’s article it seems that he correlates a lot of the poverty due to race. Faw states that 67% of the population in New Orleans is African-American and that half of that population lives below the poverty line.
There for poverty can cause Lack of employment, lack of health and education. Lack of employment can affect someone’s life in every ways. Such as being unemployment it is very difficulties even though they can get help from government and church but, it is not enough for them because, they have a lot of needs . Such as paying bills for house, other expenses and eating health and it is very hard to live without a job. For this reasons without a job in this country people cannot afford paying their bills.
Many people lose their jobs and can’t afford to keep up with the bills. Houses being bank owned because people can’t pay them no more. Gas prices also go up and being unemployed cant cause people to have to walk, take a bike, or the bus to get around. The cause of being unemployed are always the stress of looking for work again. The percentage also goes down when people stop looking for jobs they end up off the unemployment list by the government.
During the 1929- 1932 Australia experienced the great depression. Depression is a time of low economic activity which meant there was no money circulating within the population, the businesses did not make money and therefore no jobs were available and no one could buy anything. The great depression was a time of extreme hardship for the people in Australia. The Australians most affected by the depression were people who lost their jobs and were unable to find one. It was still the era of traditional social family structure, where the man was expected to be the sole bread winner.
However, all Carlitos wants is his mother. Many families have moved the United States illegally so that they can provide a better life for their children. Since Mexico is a poor country, there isn’t much to prosper from there. In the United States many families are able to get jobs so that they can send money back to their home country. Although they are not well paying jobs and majority of the time they are labor jobs, it is well enough better than the life they have in Mexico.
Therefore they have limited rights when it comes to employment and their desperate nature to support themselves or their families leads them to hazardous working conditions and wages much lower then the minimum wage. In Mexico city some workers earn 20% less then the minimum wage. The poorest workers are the pepenadores or the rubbish collectors. They earn a living from selling salvaged bits of metal and plastic. There is also a huge discrepancy in the distribution of income as the poorest 40% of the population control less then 12% of the country's personal income.
Teresa Graham English 111-0DJ Oct. 19, 2011 Teresa Graham English 111-0DJ Oct. 19, 2011 Working but Still Living in Poverty Many Americans work full time jobs but are living in poverty because of the recession, rising food cost, and government cuts. These situations are making it hard for Americans to make it in everyday life. They have to even sometimes beg for food for their families. So many people living in the United States have full-time jobs but the pay is minimum wage. With the economy in the shape it is, it makes those full-time jobs seem like only part-time jobs.
Many times people face poverty because they lack the means to move up in life. This barrier often times comes from lack of education. In many areas instances, children never even make it out of high school because their presence is needed to work and help the family survive. Seniors are often faced with many challenges which lead them to fall into poverty. Companies are known to let seniors over 50 go from their jobs.
A government policy of enclosure was implemented, which greatly upset traditional, rural societies. Tenant farmers would now only employ labourers to do short term work on the farms, for jobs such as hedging or ditching. There was now a surplus of labourer due to deflation after the French wars, a population increase alongside a non-agricultural employment decrease, and the development of agricultural machinery. It is easy to see why people protested against this, many men were jobless and unable to feed their families, and the little work there was was sparse and low paid. It was also due to political reasons that people protested during the Swing Riots.