Poverty in the U.S-1950's

Poverty in the U.S-1950's

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  • Poverty in an affluent society
  • Age has a factor on poverty
  • They just passed the "Housing Act" and it's suppose to find homes, for those who cant afford one.
  • A 65 year old man, with no home, who is seen as invisible.
  • Living off the land
  • The Agri-business, has made it so, I make very little money; I just cant compete!
  • Poverty is seen in many different ways; it all depends on when and where you are living. Poverty still persisted in the affluent society of the 1950's because of people known as the paupers. These are the people who don't want to work, and who live off of help from the government.
  • Micheal Harrington, author of "The Other America", writes that, a large percent of the people living in poverty (over 8 million), were over the age of 65. They are not as mobile as they once were, therefore they cannot work to pay for bills, and end up living on the street and becoming ignored.
  • The farmers of America faced severe poverty; after World War 2, new technology for farming became popular, and more convenient. Small farmers couldn't compete with the big corporate businesses. They fell to poverty and also, couldn't keep up with the bills and expenses.
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