51 states - Nicole Chan 30 November 2011 51 States Extra...

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Nicole Chan 30 November 2011 51 States Extra Credit 1. The nature of poverty present day comes in multiple forms; numerous factors regarding an individual’s background and/or situation explain why 37 million people in the United States are living below the poverty line. There are different circumstances of poverty such as concentrated poverty, normally immigrants who come to America to find a job face barriers regarding citizenship and social security which disable them from obtaining the American Dream; situational poverty, personal issues such as divorces; hidden poverty, people living in suburban neighborhoods receive less public assistance because historically a majority of poverty existed in the inner-city etc. A majority of society believe that poverty is purely the result of laziness and not working; however, this is untrue, many people do work and they are referred to as the working poor. The working poor lack the resources for a better life; they are stuck working dead end jobs that do not pay enough to support a family, let alone an education. Thus, people must
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course SOC 320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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