Week 5 Forum.docx - Week 5 Forum What factors contribute to poverty in the United States There are several factors including socio-economic factors that

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Week 5 Forum What factors contribute to poverty in the United States? There are several factors including socio-economic factors. that contribute to poverty in the United States. According to POLS410, week 5 lesson, about forty-six million Americans live under the poverty line, with poverty rates increasing for the past five years. Poverty affects all types of races, ethnicities, locations and those with a bachelor’s degree or more and married- couple families. Under the most current guidelines if a person makes less than $11,700 a year, they are under the poverty line (POLS410, 2016). Unskilled workers without the right knowledge , skills, training, or proper work habits will find it difficult to obtain a well-paying job. So, these group of people settle for minimum wage jobs. Even though there is no increase in wages, the cost of cost of living is constantly rising. The second factor discussed was high unemployment. Unemployment rate for black college grads is almost twice as that of recent college grads overall (POLS410, 2016). In the 70’s
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