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Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty

Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty | poverty assignment_(Raymond Lee Jin Tao) | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, the states with the deepest poverty were all clustered in dixie. But the rest of the country has been playing catchup.

 

So how did poverty stop being a Southern specialty? You've had, deindustrialization in the Midwest and Northeast. And you've had fast growing Hispanic populations, which tend to be poorer, in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado (as well as North Carolina and Georgia, which could explain their presence on the list above).  Meanwhile, the Southeast has made some economic progress by attracting foreign manufacturing, among other efforts.


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I think that now the world have change to a better world but some people in the world are very rich and those poor one are really poor. So i think that the world should be equal to each other,not trying to say that the government should give than  money but the government can at least give than i simple job to do like sweeping the floor or something else. So that they can have a proper job to do. So that they they will not go on to the street to beg for money and food.

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viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:42 AM

When Americans think of poverty, they often times think of the southern states. However, that was most accurate 30 years ago. As time progesses, other states, especially New York, have been catching up drastically. Poverty is not only a southern thing, but a factor in on the growing rates of low income households across the United States. Although the quality of life among the states of low income households may vary, the povery levels do not.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 2, 2014 4:19 PM

Poverty, no longer a southern thing. What has changed this?

Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:16 PM

not only has poverty increased drastically in the south and spread west but also states that where considered to be low percentage of poverty have increased to poverty. many states up north are now in danger. the economy hasn't increased at all in the last twenty plus years and it should be interesting to see what happens in the future, hopefully the south doesn't get too far under the poverty line to the point where it can't be brought back.

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Rise in ‘funeral poverty’ means more than 100,000 in UK cannot afford to die

Rise in ‘funeral poverty’ means more than 100,000 in UK cannot afford to die | poverty assignment_(Raymond Lee Jin Tao) | Scoop.it
Never mind the cost of living crisis – the rise of “funeral poverty” in Britain means more than 100,000 people will be unable to afford the cost of dying this year, researchers have said.

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Raymond Lee Jin Tao's insight:

Some people in the world have no money because of nautral disaster and many people from rich become poor so many people have no money to have a funeral. As they could not even have a proper 3 meals a day so poverty in the world affected alot of people in the world.

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Maocai Likes Rabbits's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:37 AM

This is my insight using CEC . I see that many people cannot afford to die due to the amount of money they have to pay just to have a funeral. The average price for arraning a funeral, burial is now £7622 and has risen by 7.1 percent since last year alone. I think that there is no need for this kind of prices to soar higher and higher because those people whose family is poor cant afford to have a funeral for someone passing away in their family and will leave financial pressure for the family. I wonder why the government is doing this to torture those poor family while only the rich can afford to have a funeral. I wonder how many people will die without having a proper funeral or burial over the years if the prices keep soaring higher.

Li Miaozi Lostsoul's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:15 PM

Its just so outrageous that people cannot afford to die. they can die but not have enough money to hold a funeral. its just so sad. they cant even die peacefully with a proper funeral to send them off. No matter how poor they might be they deserve a proper funeral. 

Lim Theng Shryl's curator insight, January 28, 2014 10:42 PM

The funeral poverty is very sad, the people are so poor they dont even have the money for their funeral, it is very sad because they are still humans, they still need funeral, even if it is simple. I think the government is very ridiculous, they should try to help them.

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Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty

Not Just a Southern Thing: The Changing Geography of American Poverty | poverty assignment_(Raymond Lee Jin Tao) | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, the states with the deepest poverty were all clustered in dixie. But the rest of the country has been playing catchup.

 

So how did poverty stop being a Southern specialty? You've had, deindustrialization in the Midwest and Northeast. And you've had fast growing Hispanic populations, which tend to be poorer, in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado (as well as North Carolina and Georgia, which could explain their presence on the list above).  Meanwhile, the Southeast has made some economic progress by attracting foreign manufacturing, among other efforts.


Via Seth Dixon
Raymond Lee Jin Tao's insight:

I think that now the world have change to a better world but some people in the world are very rich and those poor one are really poor. So i think that the world should be equal to each other,not trying to say that the government should give than  money but the government can at least give than i simple job to do like sweeping the floor or something else. So that they can have a proper job to do. So that they they will not go on to the street to beg for money and food.

more...
viknesh's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:42 AM

When Americans think of poverty, they often times think of the southern states. However, that was most accurate 30 years ago. As time progesses, other states, especially New York, have been catching up drastically. Poverty is not only a southern thing, but a factor in on the growing rates of low income households across the United States. Although the quality of life among the states of low income households may vary, the povery levels do not.

Nick Smith's curator insight, September 2, 2014 4:19 PM

Poverty, no longer a southern thing. What has changed this?

Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:16 PM

not only has poverty increased drastically in the south and spread west but also states that where considered to be low percentage of poverty have increased to poverty. many states up north are now in danger. the economy hasn't increased at all in the last twenty plus years and it should be interesting to see what happens in the future, hopefully the south doesn't get too far under the poverty line to the point where it can't be brought back.

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

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A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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Raymond Lee Jin Tao's insight:

The world have more and more people growing so the nature resources in the world what be come lesser and lesser. Thus there will soon not be enough nature resources in the world for everyone in the world. So the world needs to control the birth rate in the world.

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Clair Koh's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:43 AM

What i know is that poverty is poor and it is all over the world. People out there are suffering from hunger and they do not have a proper home and food. They food they eat are leftovers from garbages and dustbins. What if we could help them. Each person could donate $1 yes it is a small amount but there are tons of people living in Singapore. It could add up to more than a million. It could saves the lives of many. But what makes me wonder is why do some people not care or bother to help at all. Maybe some are really poor themsevles but what about the rich? Some do not care. Another thing is why is the rate of poverty not decreasing. Why can they not have a life better than a homeless and starving one.

Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
From my point of view, selfishness that greeds over money around the world causes an unequal distribution of wealth in this world. However, I totally disagree about donating money to them. What they need is skills, not money. You can use the money to make a project on raising skills for people living in poverty.
m naw 's comment, January 28, 2014 10:32 PM
Yes. i agree with you totally and I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. Many rich people have too much money that they spend it anyhow while people that are poor dont even have enough money to support the family. I think the rich should really donate to those that are poor.<br><br> Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.