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A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S.

A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S. | Social Issues Mag | Scoop.it

"Are more and more people in the western world dropping off the radar and becoming the invisible poor or is the opposite happening?  We recently heard that an astounding 46 million Americans are officially below the poverty line (That's $23,050/year for a family of four according to the official sources).  That number really caught our eye and as such we decided to do a little more digging to help put some more facts and figures around it.  Above is a nice visualization of the results we came up with."


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Chandrima Roy's curator insight, January 14, 2013 12:36 AM

wow

Ivan Koh's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:37 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder.
From this statistic, i can see alot of statistic about the number of people who are poor and the people's opinion related to poverty and welfare. In the article, i can see that 46million american are considered to be poor, and form the authors opinion, to prevent porverty, we should manage our wealth and make sure that we earn more than we spend.

I think that from the statistics, most people are poor mostly due to the fact that  they were uneducated in alot of ways. From the statistics, 1.2 million students drop out from high school every year. Thus, these people were mostly uneducated and cannot find a proper job, leading to drugs and borrowing of money. i also think that most people are poor because they are lazy and do not want to help themselves, as agreed by half of the americans that the poor are not doing enough to help themselves, and by 43% of americans that people who are poor can find a job if they are willing to work.

This article and statistics makes me wonder why american governments are not doing enough to educate students the importance of jobs and studies. Because people who are poor can actually work, but are too lazy to do it, this also makes me wonder why the government are giving money to the poor when they are able to help themselves 

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:36 AM

The insight of this article merely showed that more and more people does not really have  a good financial health, which also has translated into people wer e "invisible poor" especially those living in the western world. Comparison had been made on its poverty line between USA and UK statistics.

In my opinion, managing a country's budget its not an easy task, this is because a country need competitive global presence and to boost the economy. People need to produce more and more services outside its own country.

I have often thought that a country's population does have an impact on a country's economic growth.

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The myths around divorce and gold-digging wives obscure the reality

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Sudan and Egypt implicated in human trafficking

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Since 2009, hundreds and possibly thousands of refugees, most of them Eritrean, have been kidnapped in eastern Sudan and sold to traffickers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where they are held and tortured until their relatives can raise tens of thousands of dollars in ransom money. According to a report released on 11 February by Human Rights Watch (HRW), security forces in Sudan and Egypt have either turned a blind eye to this violent trade in men, women and children or, in some cases, colluded with the traffickers.
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Good Enough? That’s Great

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How couples deal with long-term relationships that inevitably grow short on excitement.

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Towards a Sociology of Marriage

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Canadian Council of Muslim Women: Women in Niqab Speak: A Study of the Niqab in Canada

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» Why Your Teen Doesn’t Talk to You - Bonding Time

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Printable, Foldable Shoes Could Solve World's Footwear Shortage

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There are probably at least four pairs of shoes in your closet right now. Consider yourself lucky, because more than 300 million people in developing nations do not even own one...
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Robert Bellah, Sociologist of Religion Who Mapped the American Soul, Dies at 86

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Mr. Bellah was widely credited with helping usher the study of religion — a historically marginalized subject in the social sciences — into the sociological fold.
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Kids with Learning Disabilities have many Abilities Too

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Yousuf’s (name changed) entry to year six spelled disaster for him and his family.
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Social Proof: The Glue That Holds Social Media Marketing Together

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Social proof is a fundamental concept to understand when discussing social media marketing but too many businesses are missing the point.


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Sustainable Development - Are Gender Norms Changing? 4,000 Women and Men in 20 Countries Weigh In

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It's About Time for the Men to Step Up! | Promoting dialogue on development in South Asia

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“Old enough to know better?” The decline of deviance in the young » Sociology Lens

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Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia

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Pathways to, conditions and consequences of incarceration of women - 2013

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Childinfo.org: Statistics by Area - Child marriage - Statistical table

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NetAppVoice: The Real Problem In Working From Home (It's Not What You Think)

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If you give employees the right to telework, be careful! The very technology that enables telecommuting and working from home could be destroying its value.
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Biggest Gender Gap in Earnings: Countries - Bloomberg Best and Worst

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Global Report - Women Human Rights Defenders

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Artworks - Home

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Welcome to ArtWorks

ArtWorks brings together the ILO and artists committed to promoting fundamental rights in the world of work.

Work and art are part of the human condition. From the first time that human beings gathered food, or built themselves shelter, or turned a skin pelt into clothing, work has been an integral part of our lives.

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On-Norms-Agency-Book.pdf

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" ... findings on the state of gender relations in a new study that convened focus groups involving more than 4,000 men and women from a range of ages, economic mixes, and rural and urban communities in 20 countries."

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