Essays Tagged: "poor families"

The U.S. Government and Welfare

re's benefits and drawbacks is not. On the pro side of the argument, on which I stand, welfare aids poor families as well as the economy and may help to reduce crime. Welfare's benefits far out weigh ... d may help to reduce crime. Welfare's benefits far out weigh its drawbacks. Welfare generally helps poor families survive in today's economy by providing a means for them to obtain food while they sea ...

(9 pages) 275 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

An Analysis of the theories of Neoclassical and Political Economy and the practicality of each.

in every segment of the world, from those of different religions or nationalities, those of rich or poor families, to those who may or may not be educated. The ways in which economics and societies in ... duals, thus lowering their utility.This model also illustrates a classic split between the rich and poor, as some of its assumptions rely on the law of demand, substitute goods, and equilibrium. These ...

(6 pages) 110 0 2.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Poverty in The US

ich adjusts for family size and composition. The federal government classified a family of four as "poor" if its cash income was less than $18,100; for a family of three, the poverty threshold was $15 ... hreshold was $15,020; for a married couple, $11,940; and for an individual, $8,860. . The number of poor families in America increased by more than 6% in 2001, with 6.8 million families - one out of e ...

(7 pages) 323 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Most influence person in my liefe

ican Republic and were born on a small town in the middle of the island called Moca. They came from poor families. There parents worked a lot to survive and to give their children food and clothing fo ...

(1 pages) 74 0 2.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Selling of young children for sex in another country. "Children As Commodities"

derlying cause of the sale of children into the sex trade, but it is important to note that not all poor families sell their children. What pushes a family to make money by selling a child has been ca ... they have no family or community support, no means to earn a living, illegal status in a country or poor health. They require shelter, psychological and social support, training in skills which will a ...

(31 pages) 255 3 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Child Poverty

a between poverty and minimum economic security have many of the economic hardships that officially poor families face. Unfortunately, as their income grows, they lose public benefits, making it diffi ... are centers, preschools, and family child care situations that low-income parents can afford are of poor quality. Schools with high proportions of low-income children have higher numbers of inexperien ...

(5 pages) 230 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Decisions between Hoover and Roosevelt during the Depression

The rich were getting richer and the poor were struggling no to not be poorer. Useful industries were in need for business. Farmers neede ... utions of income. There was more production that wages, and a huge gap was between the rich and the poor.Before any of this even happened there were presidential elections. The two candidates running ... dates running were as Republican Herbert Hoover and as Democrat Alfred E. Smith. Both men came from poor families and had worked hard to be successful.The Stock Market crash signaled the beginning of ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Runaway Childcare Costs

le their budgets and thus causing a major concern for childcare centers and providers all over. For poor families, the increasing rates create major budget disasters and individuals fitting into this ...

(3 pages) 74 2 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Resource Shortage: Clean Water

sanitation is minimal for over one third of the planet's population.Freshwater ecosystems are in a poor state of health in many parts of the world. Other challenges exist where surface and groundwate ... in many places by over abstraction and pollution. In many communities, particularly among the rural poor, families spend a very high proportion of time and/or income obtaining water to meet basic need ...

(4 pages) 312 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Child Labor Laws In The 1800's

ter part of the 18th century in Britain, owners of cotton mills gathered up orphans and children of poor families all through the country, and had them work for the payment of housing and food. Some c ... ith the approval from political, social, and religious leaders. From this further impoverishment of poor families and a multitude of diseased and crippled children occurred. Agitation for the r ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays


Rich get Richer and that's O.K, has significantly demonstrated that the wages between the rich and poor has widened but poverty has decreasingly lowered. "Poor families from 1993-2000 plunged from 13 ... s segregated the social classes in ways that meant people living in poverty; (i.e. people living in poor housing conditions because they can't afford decent housing with their minimum wage, people wit ...

(2 pages) 81 1 2.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Rebels With Cause: Why Criminals Are Made, Not Born

onomic causes. First, poverty is a growing concern in our country. "Children aged 4 to 11 years, in poor families, were in worse health, more hyperactive, had poorer vocabulary and math scores, partic ...

(4 pages) 66 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Thomas Sowell vs. Adam Smith

e that benefits merchants who in essence capitalize on the hard work and sweat of the common man or poor man as he puts it. In addition to this system being set up this way there were also controls pu ... rchants to sell goods cheaper than that of other countries. Educational selection was used to teach poor children skills for specific jobs. This tool used by mercantilists keeps poor families in pover ...

(7 pages) 48 0 3.3 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Outsourcing by MNCs has been crucial to industrial development of economies and maintaining profitability of MNCs. Is this a win-win situation for all parties?

l have a guaranteed income. This means that the companies help the government with their countries' poor families, giving them a reliable source of income. The local workers will probably have a stead ... e usually hired only for the low-skilled jobs. At the same time, the local labours are usually very poorly paid by the company as most of the profit that it gains still goes back to the parent company ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies


he only one person who is working in a family of three, Wal-Mart is generating the U.S. 1.4 million poor families in 2001.The way Wal-Mart works is what capitalism works. However, except for economist ...

(1 pages) 30 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies


e, the Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology suggests that "Physical abuse does appear more frequently in poor families" (2). Economic problems such as unemployment, low income, illness in the family and in ...

(2 pages) 60 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Some Study Notes on "To Kill A Mockingbird"

by allowing the readers to notice the stark contrast between them. Although the boys are both from poor families, there is an obvious difference in their upbringing as Walter is meek and mild-mannere ... asty personality. Despite the fact that the Ewells and the Cunninghams are both quite low-class and poor, it is discernible that Walter has developed into a mild-mannered mature young man while Burris ...

(2 pages) 6 0 3.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Barriers Encountered when Beginning Reading

e household. Demographic data also show that a majority of reading problems fall upon children from poor families with little education i.e., families with low socio-economic status (SES) who do not s ... ttitude toward reading. Studies generally show that good readers have a more positive attitude than poor readers toward reading. We hypothesize that reading attitudes are influenced by Family based pr ...

(19 pages) 126 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Critique of the american dream

elps' "The Silent Partner." Perley, the fiancé of the owner of the mills visited a couple of poor families. The poor people in who visited, basically were in the same situation as the poor peop ... th unclassified smells of years settled and settling in its walls and ceiling."(Phelps, 534) Sip is poor; this home was all she could afford. She had to work and take care of her deaf sister Catty. Pe ...

(3 pages) 12 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics


y if she doesn't chooses not to have one. In some cases, abortions can save the life of the mother. Poor families greatly benefit from abortions. For those still in school, abortions give teenagers a ... nd there's no more risk to the mother. Then, she can try an have another baby if she wishes. Poor women are more likely to have more abortions than that of the middle, or upper class. Poor wome ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues