considered valuable, be they money, power, prestige, or the authority to impose one’s values on society” (2016, p. 31). It is clear that in the world there are different social classes such as Karl Marx viewed society (Sullivan, 2016, p. 31). This theoretical perspective is the best in terms of understanding why poverty exists. For example, Karl Marx wrote about the two groups who were the proletariat those who worked, and the bourgeoise the business owners (Sullivan, 2016, p. 31). Sullivan wrote, “For Marx, this conflict was irreconcilable, because what benefits one group necessarily works to the disadvantage of the other” (2016, p. 31). This is exactly what led to income inequality and poverty because the business owners were the only ones who really benefited and earned profits while the workers were left in poor working conditions with no benefits. Poverty continues to be perpetuated because the world is run by business owners and only a few are at the top of that list. The system is set up to make it difficult for people who are
in poverty to get out of the cycle of poverty. Lack of education is a major factor because if people cannot afford food then this means they cannot afford a higher education to help them outof poverty. Poverty is one of the most difficult cycles to break out of. Causes and Effects of Poverty wrote, “Children of poverty are at an extreme disadvantage in the job market; in turn, thelack of good jobs ensures continued poverty” (n.d., n.p.). References: Causes and Effects of Poverty. (n.d.). Retrieved from -guides/sociology/social-and-global-stratification/causes-and-effects-of-povertyFactors Affecting the Distribution of Wealth & Income. (n.d.). Retrieved from Poverty as a Social Problem its Causes and Solutions. (n.d.). Retrieved from -and-solutionsSullivan, T. J. (2016). Introduction to social problems. Boston: Pearson.
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