Poverty

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Economics
Grade:
10

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Poverty

• The national rate of homelessness was 20 homeless people per 10,000 people in the general population.• A majority of persons identified as homeless were staying in emergency shelters or transitional housing, but 38% were unsheltered, living on the streets, or in cars, abandoned buildings, or other places not intended for human habitation. •The financial crisis of 2008 was a major contributing factor as well as the lack of affordable housing, mental illness, alcoholism, poverty, and dysfunctional families. •Over 1.5 million Americans use a shelter or transitional housing during the year. •The National Alliance to End Homelessness estimates nearly 700,000 Americans experience homelessness on any given night in the U.S.

Homelessness

•Seven states exhibited statistically significant higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average 2009-2011: United States 14.7%Mississippi 19.2%Texas 18.5%Arkansas 19.2%Alabama 17.4%Georgia 17.4%Florida 16.2%North Carolina 17.1%

•Hunger exsists for over 50 million people in America, which equals 1 in 6 people, including more than 1 in 5 children

Hunger

16.7 million children lived in food insecure households in 2011.

In 2010, the top five states with the highest rate of food insecure children under 18 are the District of Columbia, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, & Florida

•In 2011, 16.1 million or approximately 22 percent of children in the U.S. lived in poverty


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