Thursday, December 1, 2011
social class determines poverty
Poverty can be defined as a system that deprives people of their security and well-being. Deprives people not only of safe water and adequate food, clothing, and shelter, but also education and healthcare. Poverty is also defined as relative to the standard of living in a society at a specific time. People live in poverty when they are denied an income sufficient for their material needs and when these circumstances exclude them from taking part in activities which are an acceptable part of daily life in that society.
Poverty can hinder the individual by limiting their exposure to fine arts. Creating a class of people that is less cultured, and these group of people would be less motivated to end the cycle of poverty that has surrounded them. Some people can be in poverty for a very long time depending on their social status. Social status can be from the class you are born of and the race in which one is descend. I had the experienced of poverty but not extreme poverty. My mom was single parent of six with low income and was raised in the inner city. As time becomes more modernized, technology became more advanced it is still hard for individual in poverty to get out of poverty.
There are numerous barriers that prevent one who live in poverty to stay in poverty. Classes and race work together to protect the upper classes from social mobility and to block the lower classes from too much upward mobility. Health care is also a serious issue that are faced by minority in poverty. As a result of poverty the lower one social class ,the less long one will live. Low income contribute to high disease rate of minority such as cancer stroke and diabetes.