Poverty- Scholarship.docx - Poverty is described as the state of being extremely poor and expounded upon as the state of being inferior in quality or

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Poverty is described as the state of being extremely poor and expounded upon as the state of being inferior in quality or insufficient in amount. This is a problem that exist in some way in every nation on earth. This does however raise a fair question. Are there levels to poverty. Is poverty in a developed country the same as in third world nations. Many have argued that America’s poor “live better than the most of the rest of humanity.” The outlook on poverty ranges from two very contradicting opinions in concerns to the conditions faced by poor Americans. A survey by the Pew Research center found that the majority of middle to upper class Americans believe that “poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return.” However, nearly two thirds of the low income population say that “poor people have hard lives because government benefits don’t go far enough to help them live decently” (Krogstad & Parker, 2014). This begets the simple question, does poverty in America compare to poverty in third world and undeveloped countries. Do poor Americans have the life that other nations poor wish they had? The only way to determine this is by looking at this question from different angles. In
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