Article Response 8 - Chelsea Burnette Article Response 8...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Chelsea Burnette Article Response 8 Golden Years? Poverty among Older Americans In the article Golden Years? Poverty among Older Americans, the author, Deborah Carr, discusses how older people living in the United States are suffering from great amounts of poverty. Carr explains how poverty among older Americans is a problem that often gets overlooked due to child poverty. Although child poverty is a major problem in the United States, the poverty rates of older Americans are underestimated because their medical expenses are not taken into account. The majority of older Americans experiencing poverty are single women of color, and women are far more likely to experience poverty at an older age than men. Because women typically live longer than men, they are more susceptible to becoming impoverished and struggling later in their lives. Reading this article helped me put into perspective how many people are affected by poverty, and the different situations that can lead to becoming impoverished. I was not aware that
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: there are a great number of older Americans living in poverty until reading this article and Carr’s statistics. Whenever I thought of what life would be like when I got older, I pictured living on a beach somewhere and happily retired. I did not think of all of the circumstances that people go through that can lead them to poverty. If professionals were to read this article, I think it may help them to better understand potential clients that they may work with in the future. If not for the purposes of helping future clients, I think having an awareness of what people could be suffering through is important to any working professional. Raising awareness of such major issues can be an eye opener to most, but also help the population of people living in better conditions think of ways to support those in less fortunate situations. Knowing statistics such as these is a great way to better understand our society and the people that surround us....
View Full Document

  • Spring '16
  • Lisa Conner
  • Poverty in the United States, Deborah Carr, older Americans

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern