What is poverty?

Poverty is about not having enough money to meet basic needs including food, clothing and shelter.  However, poverty is more, much more than just not having enough money.
Poverty can hit anyone at any time. While some instances of poverty are created by situations, others are trapped in poverty because of the generation before them. Poverty of this nature can just continue the vicious cycle and bring the entire family down into a deep hole. This can affect children in school, and as a teacher, it’s important to know the types of poverty and the effects poverty can have on student

  What is the main cause of poverty?

Causes of poverty is changing trends in a country's economy. Associated with the lack of education, high divorce rate, a culture of poverty, illiteracy, overpopulation, epidemic diseases such as AIDS and malaria and environmental problems such as lack of rainfall.

  The effects of poverty

The effects of poverty can follow a child into adulthood, leading to chronic illness and lack of education or the ability to work. The effects of poverty are more than just missing a meal. Families struggle with chronic food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition.

Causes of poverty
While the causes of poverty may seem as multi-faceted as a diamond, they can be grouped into two primary categories—culture and believing the lie of worthlessness.

Solution of poverty

1) Create jobs
2) Raise the minimum wage.
3) Increase the EITC for childless workers.
4) Support pay equity
5)  Provide paid leave and paid sick days.
6)  Establish work schedules that work.
7)  Invest in affordable, high-quality childcare and early education.
8) Expand Medicaid
9) Reform the criminal justice system and enact policies that support successful
10)  Do no harm

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