Poverty is systemic throughout American society, as its existence is readily found in politics, economics and discrimination. Rather than impacting people at random, its presence is most notable in populations that have a history of oppression, such as children, women, African Americans and Latinos.
The "War on Poverty" is an unofficial nickname for a collection of legislation introduced by the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. The name comes from a State of the Union address given by Johnson prior to introducing this legislation, in which he declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America
The beginning of poverty in the United States is historically related to the Great Depression after the stock market crashed. More modern influences on poverty include the 2008 recession.
Poverty is defined as the general scarcity of material possessions or money. Therefore, global poverty represents this general scarcity around the globe.
The two main types of poverty are absolute poverty and relative poverty. Absolute poverty is defined as lacking the basic means to survive. Relative poverty occurs when a family's income and way of living fall below the general standard of living defined by its society.
Poverty stems from many factors, including lack of jobs for workers, health conditions, inadequate access to schools and training facilities and government corruption. Poverty affects millions of people worldwide, including families and individuals in the United States. It exists in wealthy and poor
The official poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children in the United States is $22,283 per year, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2012. The dollar amount represents total household pretax income.
Causes of poverty in India include lack or resources, high levels of illiteracy, high population growth and caste system. Other factors may include large families and unequal distribution of income.
Relative poverty is used to measure wealth in relationship to other members of a distinct population. Relative poverty measurements contrast with absolute poverty measurements, which measure poverty levels based on a set standard encompassing the entire population.
On an individual basis, poverty is caused by the level of education, skill, intelligence and experience one has. Mental and physical handicaps, feebleness due to age and discrimination due to sexual orientation, race, sex and other bigotry also are causes. Causes on a societal level include warfare,