What tends to happen to those living in poverty is

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What tends to happen to those living in poverty is when something good  comes their way (being a financial gain, a stroke of luck, etc) they end up  spending the money right away.  The poor generally don’t plan ahead, but live in  the moment which stops them from saving money to get out of the situation they  are in.  This behavior is learned by children, and continues on for generations to  come.  
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Another reason for the vicious cycle of poverty is that it’s not just as easy  as winning the lottery and then instantly moving up in social class.  It takes a lot  to “move out of poverty” because in most cases, that is who you are, where your  family is, and your overall way of life.  Imagine how difficult it would be to up and  leave your neighborhood, your friends, and even sometimes your family and  children.  Dr. Ruby K. Payne summarizes this clearly in her book  A Framework  for Understanding Poverty  when she says “the individual ends up giving up  relationships in exchange for achievement.” (2)  This helps to explain why the  detrimental culture of poverty keeps families deeply rooted, even if it’s not the  best for their families.  Isolation happens to poverty stricken areas/communities for many different  reasons.  Typically there is a racial/ethnic discrimination that occurs in areas due  to the culture of the poverty cycle we touched on earlier.   Families and those of  the same “background” tend to stick together.  Those groups of individuals  usually are from the same social class, and are similar in means of language,  lifestyle and background.  Language barriers are also a concern in isolated  impoverished communities as the citizens stick with what they know, and use  language as a way of connecting with others of “their kind.”  The high level of  poverty in these specific communities is “the product of a long-term, complicated  economic and social dynamics, as well as deliberate public and private sector  actions.” (3)  
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