Poverty in the United States Essay | Essay

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Causes of Modern-Day Poverty in the United States

Summary: Defining poverty in the United States and an examination of its causes. Some of the reasons for poverty is a minimum wage that won't keep a family out of poverty, a lack of transportation options, and a lack of jobs in areas where poor people can afford to live.
The definition of poverty in the dictionary states poverty as `the state of being

poor; lack of the means of providing material needs and comforts.' People that are

considered poor, or in poverty are people who cannot provide sufficient food, clothing or

shelter for their families. Although there are far more worst cases of poverty around the

world, in the United States people who either have one working parent, or parents who

work for minimum wage are considered poor. Even people do have food, clothing,

shelter, and make more then minimum wage but can't afford luxury are people who are

considered poor. Poverty is a major issue in the US. It is something that the country has

been trying to solve for decades.

Poverty tends to exist in concentrated areas (city slums, county areas, trailer

parks, etc.), poor people are stuck living with other poor people. One...

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