Child Poverty

How is poverty affecting children around the world?

How Much Poverty Is Around The World?

  • The total number of impoverished kids is up to 76.5 million.
  • 30 million out of 93 million children in East Asia and Pacific countries suffer from at least one form of severe deprivation, such as the inability to go to school, access to basic health care, safe drinking water, a sanitary toilet, or good nutrition.
  • More than 13 million out of the 93 million in East Asia and Pacific countries suffer from two or more forms of severe deprivation.
  • 32.2 percent of children in America live below the poverty line.
  • Young people in Greece suffered the most where the child poverty rate hit 40.5 percent.
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How Has It Increased?

  • A recent UNICEF report showed that 2.6 million more children fell into poverty since 2008.
  • Child poverty increased in 34 out of 50 states in America between 2006 and 2011.

Where is child poverty most likely to occur?

  • Children from ethnic minority groups in Vietnam are 11 times more likely to suffer from severe deprivations than children ethnic majority groups.
  • Child poverty is more common in rural areas than in urban areas.
  • The head of households education level affects the child deprivation level.
  • Poverty affects children differently than it affects adults.
  • Family poverty usually affects children most through their access to shelter, food, water, sanitation, education, health, and information. When a child doesn't have access to these things then their experience of poverty deepens.

How does xenophobia affect child poverty?

Xenophobia a great reason to why child poverty is still around. When most people think about child poverty the first place that usually comes to mind is Africa. There are places that poverty is

Compare and Contrast

  • The African Americans in To Kill a Mockingbird are living in poverty.
  • Because of segregation not being as big of a problem as it use to be, African Americans today are able to prosper and live good lives.
  • The Cunninghams are so poor that they have to do work in order to pay things back. They can’t pay in money.
  • Poverty is happening to all races. Not just one.

Child Poverty

Culture is a very intricate topic. It has multiple meanings and everybody has a different understanding of the word. In this day and age, it’s very important to understand the importance of cultures. Today there is lots of misunderstandings when it comes to people and their cultures. Every culture has its ways and customs that people outside of the culture might not understand thoroughly.

Everybody has experienced Xenophobia sometime in their life. Xenophobia is the fear of other cultures. Most people experience this phobia because they don’t fully understand the culture. The Holocaust is a strong example of Xenophobia. Hitler tried to execute Jews and anybody else that he didn’t consider to be part of the Aryan race. Hitler feared the Jewish, and Gypsy cultures. He felt that if he executed these cultures all together then he could create the superior race (the Aryan race).

Another example of Xenophobia is in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. Throughout the book, the whites don’t like the African American culture because they are different from their own. In the book, a young man named Tom Robinson goes to court to be tried for raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. When in court, it's very clear that Robinson didn't commit the crime, but because of his skin color and culture he was basically found guilty before court even began.

Currently in Australia there is an immigration ban of anybody from the continent of Africa trying to come to Australia to prevent the spread of Ebola. This is an example of Xenophobia because Ebola is only in a small pat of West Africa but Australia is still banning the entire continent from traveling there.

Another example of people not understanding cultures is the Jim Crow Laws. These laws stopped African Americans from having any relationship with Whites. These laws wouldn't have been created if people understood blacks and known that segregation was wrong.

Learning and understanding cultures is very important. If it was understood better than things like the Holocaust, Segregation, and Immigration Banning wouldn't be occurring. People need to think about others and their cultures before they start to bash them or be scared.