Running head: POVERTY AND IT’S EVERYDAY LIFE CHANGES 1
Poverty and its Everyday Life Changes
Professor Deanna R. Lindsey
Sociology 100, Strayer University
November 4, 2011
POVERTY AND IT’S EVERYDAY LIFE CHANGES 2
This report tells of the ratings of poverty in the United States and America. It tells how poverty is constantly changing the lives of men, women, and children on an everyday basis. It speaks of things we can do as a society to help support and change the lives of those living in poverty.
Poverty And It’s Everyday Life Changes 3
Poverty is a very emotional and important issue in America. It is a fact that all social inequality creates poverty. There are generally two types of poverty that are discussed, which are relative poverty and absolute poverty .Relative poverty is the lack of resources of some people in relation to those who have more. Absolute poverty is the lack of resources that is life threatening. It has been reported by “Global Stratification “, that about one billion human beings, which is one person in six are at risk of absolute poverty (Sociology, Thirteenth Edition).
In this wealthy country of the Unite States families still go hungry, and live in in adequate housing, and suffer poor health because of serious lack of resources. In 2002, it was reported by the Census Bureau that poverty in the United States was had reached a high of 35 million people (Rector and Johnson, 2004). It is fact that we as human beings must understand to not just focus on numbers, but the living conditions of our fellow citizens that the government deems to be poor. Many families lack of food, clothing, and reasonable shelter would be reason enough to suggest them to be living in poverty .Just not many years ago were the material conditions that people live in today, considered to be to be well off. Poverty even still...