To the patriarchy women are less capable second class

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learning and training. To the patriarchy, women are less capable second-class citizens whose struggles with poverty are inconsequential, therefore no solutions are required for the plight of impoverished young girls. Structures (Completed by Aneena Vincent) Dereliction of governments and global financial institutions in combating child poverty has little to do with power insufficiency or resource scarcity. With corporate influence continuing to seep into every corner of societal infrastructure, manpower and monetary assets are ever more centred on the economy and corporate interests, with social welfare programs pushed to the back of the agenda. Systems that deliver financial and medical aid to poor children become inefficient and even corrupt, thus preserving disparity of future outcomes between poor and non-poor children. In the US, for example, the percentage of poor children uninsured by Medicaid in 2014 rose to 5.9% (Racine, 2016 April), and even those covered by Medicaid are not assured of guaranteed health care, because “…not all practicing pediatricians are willing to accept care for children who receive Medicaid as frequently as they accept commercially insured children” (Racine, 2016 April). Impacts (Completed by Quynh Huong Le & Thanh Long Nguyen) Childhood deprivation of materialistic goods and social support notably increases mortality rates, as well as the risk of health complications in adulthood, persisting regardless of later life circumstances (Raphael, 2011 May). Compared to children of upper class families, impoverished 6
CHILD POVERTY ANALYSIS children suffer a 38% to 54% increased risk of developing coronary artery disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and cancers, on top of an 80% increased chance of getting type 2 diabetes. Additionally, poor children tend to have unsatisfactory school performance, often failing and repeating grades due to developmental delays. Disruptions in cognitive, affective, and social competencies negatively impact the determinants of health (Raphael, 2011 May), which hinder poor children from successfully carrying out social interactions, leading to greater possibilities of them adopting dangerous or reckless behaviours, such as drug abuse or physical violence. Conclusion (Completed by Aneena Vincent, Tianyu Zhang & Ashley Caine) Ultimately, child poverty is firmly embedded within the societal structure of the world at large, requiring more than simply awareness of the matter, if we were to make a difference as global citizens. Commitment will be essential, because child poverty is not a transient issue that will fade with societal advancement, requiring our constant vigilance for its ever-present dangers. Our group shall first begin with addressing our own uniquely individual issues, regularly performing self-reflections on our attitudes, beliefs, and values about child destitution in our lives. We will meet every Monday for one hour to discuss social actions and new discoveries about child poverty, and actively contribute our own perspectives from designated research;

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