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Charts from Solutions to Social Problems

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Charts from Solutions to Social Problems , by D. Stanley Eitzen and Craig S. Leedham, illustrate how the United States compares to other developed nations in regards to antipoverty problems. This book also illustrates how the United States healthcare system compares with the Canadian healthcare system. The comparison this book offers illustrates how the United States’ healthcare and anti poverty programs are inferior to the developed countries it is compared to. A. Solutions to Social Problems shows two charts, one healthcare and one antipoverty. The antipoverty chart illustrates that the United States’ lifted negative five percent of Americans, between the ages of twenty and fifty-five, from poverty from 1979 to 1986. Around the same time as Americans were regressing, other developed countries such as Canada, The United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Sweden, and West Germany were making great improvements. Between 1983 and 1987, the Netherlands brought over sixty percent from poverty, which proposes the question of why United States antipoverty programs are not working. The second chart shows the United States healthcare program in comparison to Canada. The chart shows that Canada spends $3,298 on healthcare per person when Americans spends the equivalent, when factoring the exchange from Canadian to United States, over $7,000 dollars per person. Public spending on healthcare as a public expenditure is 15.3% while United States’ is 56%, Canada’s private expenditure is 28% while United States’ is 56%. Spending on healthcare is forecasted to decrease in Canada, but increase by 2% in the next few years in the United States. Every citizen is covered by healthcare in Canada, but in the United States only one in seven citizens is covered, and even more people are underinsured. Canada’s life expectancy rate is the second in the 1 Berkenbush
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world, while the United States’ is only twenty-fifth in the world. In Canada health professionals decide who receives healthcare on the basis of need. In the United States,
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