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Poverty and the way it affects our country.
Transcript of Poverty and the way it affects our country.
What is poverty?
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain material possessions or money. It is a multifaceted concept, which includes social, economic political elements. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter and health care.
According to the national "censo" of 2010 the 36,5% of the population is considered poor while 12,1% are homeless.
What is bad about poverty?
Poverty stagnates the national economy because it leads to more poverty if resources are not well distributed. It is also bad for tourism since poor people in our country are more likely to live in slums which make the city less attractive to visit.
Poverty comes along with social problems by creating a huge gap between wealthier people and poor people. It creates prejudices and this makes that gap even bigger by generating distrust and fear. Poverty is also highly associated with drug trafficking and thieves. If Argentina is known as a country with high rates of poverty, the rates of tourism will decrease as many people find the visit risky. They might think that there is lot of crime so they are not going to our country to prevent any incident.
The worst part of poverty is that it is a vicious cycle very difficult to get away of it.
Once a person or community falls below a certain level or resourcefulness they progressively lower levels of education and training.
Lack of employment opportunities
Leading to criminal activities(such as selling drugs or stealing) to survive
Leading to addiction
Early death and break up of family
Even bleaker future for the next generation
Starting the cycle all over again
It also brings a lot of health complications.
Malnutrition: This is especially seen in children of poor families. People living in poverty rarely have
access to highly nutritious foods. Even if they have access to these foods, it is unlikely that they are able to purchase them. The healthiest foods are usually the most expensive; therefore, a family on a very small budget is much more likely to purchase food that is less nutritious, simply because that is all they can afford.
Diseases and low life expectancy: Diseases are very common in people living in poverty because they lack the resources to maintain a healthy living environment. They are almost always lacking in nutritious foods, which decreases their bodies’ ability to fight off diseases. Sanitation conditions are usually very low, increasing the chance of contracting a disease. Life expectancy and child mortality are greatly affected by poverty. Statistics show that life expectancy in developing will fall in the near future.