PovertyintheUS Response Paper3

PovertyintheUS Response Paper3 - Gaurav Singh 114006240...

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Gaurav Singh Poverty in the US 114006240 Response Paper 3 We have already discussed and understood the question of who is poor and the characteristics of those living in poverty. Also established is the need for policymakers to devise a new formula to measure exactly who is poor and how effective policy initiatives are in combating poverty. What needs to be understood however, are the implications of being poor and the reasons people fall into poverty. In his article, Robert Rector briefly examines this phenomenon. He claims that America’s poor constitutes 1/8 th of the population. With the population to exceeding three hundred million citizens, that means about 37 million people are living in poverty. These people do not have enough money for the food, shelter, and clothing they need. This number seems far to high for a country that is the financial and cultural hub of the world. With any discussion about poverty, the question of what constitutes poor always arises. What defines a poor person? Rector believes, if it is a lack of nutritious food, warm
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