For the most part, the hurricane resulted in mass displacement of people, thus breaking apart communities. Estimates as to the number of people displaced range from 600,000 people to 1.2 million people. (Gabe, Falk, McCarty, and Mason 2005). While many families have eventually returned home, still others are living in trailers, apartments and interim housing provided by FEMA. According to FEMA reports, in September 26, 2005, they have already approved 265,000 applications for temporary housing payments.
Living Wage Law Poverty has increased because the wealth has been only flowing one direction. Living-wage laws must be passed in order to make salaries fair for the working poor. Although passing these laws could be a solution, there is a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. According to Maude Hurd, living-wage laws benefit workers because they provide higher wages that enable them to supply their primary needs. Additionally, living-wage laws allow workers more time to spend with their families.
This will mean the population will have more money which will go into the economy, this will mean more income for improving infrastructure and services. Also as TNCs move to other countries, job opportunities increase which means that the quality of life will generally improve too. Another benefit would be that the status of an area would be raised; this may encourage investment by other big name Multi-Nationals and most importantly will improve the countries economy drastically as valuable export revenues will be earned. Most important, they will benefit from cultural exchange creating a cultural integration. LEDC countries do not benefit as much as MEDC countries do, for example, sometimes much of the employment is low paid, low skill, long hours, meaning that the countries do not develop economically or give the opportunity to develop their skills.
The bomb cost a near $650 million dollars worth of damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency immediately set out urban search and task forces of 665 rescue workers to assist and help in the chaos’s aftermath. The suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were arrested and prosecuted, McVeigh for the death penalty and Nichols for life in prison. Accomplices Michael and Lori Fortier were also charged. The suspicious activities that preceded the event were on the morning of April 18, 1995 a day before the bombing.
Prior to the outbreak, the town contained 10,600 people. The death toll of the epidemic is indicative of the importance of discovering a viable means of prevention of the smallpox outbreak in colonial American towns. (3) Smallpox is a very old and contagious disease due to a virus. Evidence shows its presence going back centuries throughout the world causing illness and death wherever it occurred. It mainly affected children and young adults.
The investigation included hospitals, day care settings, churches, and schools. Measles outbreaks had been considered eradicated since 2000, however with more and more people choosing to be unvaccinated, and increasing travel outside the United States this has become a worry again for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The current rate for measles in the United States is 1 in 738,672 people (Vaccine incidence, 2014). Despite great achievements put forward toward global reduction of measles, there still remains a large issue. In 2010, 327,305 cases of measles were reported and approximately 139,300 deaths (CDC,
In 2008-2009 the island was ravaged by hurricanes causing massive destruction to the natural resources and causing strain on the already untrusted government. In 2010 a massive earthquake hit the Haiti killing thousands. The elections that followed did not have a large turn out and the election went to Michel Martelly. According to Time World (2012) Dominican Senator Félix Bautista, who owns or controls construction companies that in the past year have received Haitian government contracts worth more than $200 million and paid Martelly a total of almost $2.6 million during Martelly's presidential campaign and after his landslide victory in Haiti's 2011
Ike was a huge economic burden to the U.S. and “estimates suggest Ike may become one of the costliest hurricanes on record” (FEMA 10). Hurricanes are known for causing severe structural damage to houses, but also have an effect on many businesses as well. Many people had to evacuate and be out of work for up to two weeks due to power outage and debris. Also, some businesses were damaged by flooding and wind, which caused the loss of crucial business equipment. Businesses were flooded along the Texas coast and lost all of their vital technology such as computers, telephones, and other office equipment.
Having better jobs will help the economy because more people will be earning and spending money. As discussed in ethnic studies and economics class it will help the economy because they more money consumers have, the more money they will give the economy, and that will also lead to less
And in 1998, approximately 1.51 million immigrants came into the United States illegally and 1.54 came in 1999, according to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) (Camorota 7). Immigration studies have shown that 68 million people have been added to the population since 1970’s and it has to do with immigration since the fertility rate of American families has decreased since then. A major cause of immigration is that people want to reunite with some of their families who may already have citizenship in the United States. Others come to America for their kids to go to college or to get a higher paying job. The government sees it okay for those people already living in the United States to live with their close family, regardless of whether or not they are illegal.