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1 Running Head: ECONOMICS Social Causes of Poverty
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2 Introduction “Poverty in America!” These words really sound conflicting and mismatched. The U.S.A. is assumed to be a land where numerous growth and development opportunities are available in lot. It is a nation with prodigious and abundance resources, talent and materials which enables people to live and fulfil their dreams. The prevalence of poverty in this country is hard to believe, but unfortunately it is a fact (Rank, 2004). There are many people in the U.S.A. who cannot afford their primary needs and health care. They do not have homes and many of them, sleep under a bridge or benches of park, single mothers living in a very small space with her children and adults having very less earnings (Kowalski, 2003). There are several working families which can be categorized in the list of below the poverty line. Views about poverty Individualistic, structuralist and fatalistic views are believed to be three root-causes of poverty. According to individualistic behaviour, the personal characteristics are responsible for the issue of poverty (Poverties, 2012). The defaults of socioeconomic systems are viewed as causes of poverty in structuralist behaviour. Moreover, the believers of fatalistic views stated that the destiny and luck of an individual determines different phases of his life. The people belonging to high income group supports the individualistic views, while according to people belonging to low income group, the strains of social and economic structure causes poverty (Hunt, 1996). Social causes of poverty It is possible for doctor to suggest curative and preventive measures and prescribe appropriate medicines after proper diagnosis. In the way, the steps to eradicated poverty can be
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