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Rising child poverty pushes American dream out of reach for many

Rising child poverty pushes American dream out of reach for many | poverty assignment_Liang Zhiyang | Scoop.it
Two studies released this month point to a troubling demographic shift that puts the American Dream out of reach for an increasing number of US citizens.

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Nowadays, raising a child is a quite great programme and it needs to cost a lot such as school fee, tuition fee etc. Not so many people in the United State are wealthier enough to have abilities to afford several children’s daily expenditures. And also lacking of standard knowledge or computer skills, it is very hard for children to find work when their grown up. Thus American would rather choose to raise less and successful children then raise more and mediocre children.

 

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May's comment, January 30, 2014 7:46 AM
I agree with Zhi Yang that raising a child is not easy. It's hard and it's expensive too. One child alone will have school fee, daily expenditures, clothings etc. It is not uncommon that doing well in studies is associated with whether you are poor or not. And yes, single mothers have the hardest times raising children. And more and more jobs nowadays are now less fond of employing single mothers as they are afraid they would not balance child and work. Single mothers then have a hard time getting jobs leading to a hard time raising a child and the cycle goes on ?
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Child Poverty Rate in California Up 30 Percent Since 2008 - HispanicBusiness.com

The percentage of California children living in poverty has soared by 30 percent since the onset of the Great Recession in 2008, and more than 1 in 5 children now live in households with incomes below the federal poverty threshold, a study released...

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America’s biggest state has America’s biggest poverty problem. In America’s biggest state, more than 8m people struggle to meet their everyday needs. Over one-quarter of children live in poverty. But California had spent so long grappling with its fiscal woes that has been neglect. Everyone knows it’s an issue, but no one is talking about it. Nor does concerned by high poverty rate, which is described as “the flip side of California’s incredible attractiveness”. The elites of the Bay Area are thriving, and growing in number, even as the poor of the Inland Empire struggle to survive. Without some sort of policy fix, and soon, California will be the Golden State only for a few. 

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Quality of Life, Homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing

Quality of Life, Homelessness and poverty: Experts blame economy, lack of affordable housing | poverty assignment_Liang Zhiyang | Scoop.it
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The homeless are perceived not as poor and vulnerable people who lost their homes but as criminals by other people is a common issue, however the wise government would reject such criticism instead to codify law and spend money to build accommodations, training them etc. in order to protect those people. I think those people who are homeless is quite pity, they may prefer to spend the night outside, no matter how cold the weather, than to face potential violence or being robbed of their meagre possessions.“Last year, Rhode Island became the first state to pass a state-wide homeless people’s bill of rights. Building on the community organizing that led to this success, social justice organizations around the country have been working on bills that aim to protect the rights of homeless people.” And the long-term answer of government is a coherent housing policy for the poor and vulnerable.

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Kar Hang Cheung's curator insight, January 30, 2013 12:21 AM

One of every five children in Colorado Springs,live in poverty.The homeless population has been increasing rapidly,due to one reason, the lack of affordable housing.This is only part of the reason,the bigger problem,lies with the income of the family,an illness or loss of job can put them on the streets already.I also agree that it takes the community to overcome this issue and that it is necessary to let the less fortunate know about the difficulty of helping them.

Garrick Tay's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:55 PM

people now adays have lack of affordable houses which makes life difficult as everyone would one to finish work and go home to a warm and comfy sheter for the night , but now prices are rapidly rising and most people cant afford to buy houses this days