¨Poverty is not just the lack of money; it is not having the capability to realize ones full potential as a human being.¨- Amartya Sen
"It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the United States is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow. Wealth and income inequality are still at record high levels and opportunity gaps are widening. What values and priorities do these unjust realities reflect?" (Edleman)
"Tomorrow" (Nonieqa 20) A word frequently used in the chapter Any Day Now. I feel like this shows how poverty affects children in the household because Macy is hurt by her mothers decisions when she knows that she could do way better. That she is failing her brother by pushing things off till tomorrow Macy is aware in all the CPS workers and adults watching her every move.
There are so many children living in poverty around the world. I feel like poverty does not must effect the adults in the household. It effects the children in the family as well because it causes them to act out in certain situations. Imagine living in hunger. It would cause you tom make decisions too for your own well being.
Child poverty dropped 36 percent between 1967 and 2012 when income from tax credits and in-kind benefits like nutrition and housing assistance are counted. (Edleman)
"From a public health perspective, researchers note that an individual's socioeconomic status is the single most useful means of predicting his or her susceptibility to illness, injury, and early mortality. Families living in poverty struggle to close the persistent health gaps that exist between them and higher-income households; the poorest people in the United States have life expectancies ten to fifteen years shorter than the wealthiest people in the community." (Poverty)
" Attacking poverty does not mean creating a "business-friendly" economy where companies pay the lowest wages possible and escape their fair share of taxes." (Uresti)
"They're [CPS] are here because somebody called. SOmebody was worried.... Everybody that smiles is full of shit. Every adult that whispers is whispering about you, your clothes, your hair, or lack there-fucking-of." (Nonieqa 22)
" For example, eliminating child poverty between the prenatal years and age 5 would increase lifetime earnings between $53,000 and $100,000 per child, for a total lifetime benefit of $20 to $36 billion for children born in a given year. When are we going to gain enough moral, common and economic sense to treat our children justly and give all of them a level playingfield upon which to grow?" (Edelman)
" However, often by the time a child is actually removed from an abusive environment, it is fair to point out that, sadly, the damage is done.... Child Protective Services and foster care reforms will go a long way toward improving outcomes for childrenalready in abusive situations." (uresti)
"Poverty hurts children and destroys their dreams, hopes, and opportunities. Poor children are more likely to go hungry, which is associated with lower reading and math scores, greater physical and mental health problems, higher incidence 0of emotional and behavioral problems, and a greater chance of obesity." (Edelman)
"[Providing such care] will surely lead to a reduction of child abuse and neglect cases—if the will exists to embrace the idea that every child deserves good health care before and after birth."(Uresti) This shows that we need ti have a plan to take down child poverty. To take down the wall between the child and the parents becayse the children can not do anything about the poverty state they live in when they are young.
The job ahead of us involves repairing and revitalizing communities with sensible economic development, effective and affordable health care and progressive solutions to problems such as substance abuse, mental illness and teenage pregnancy. "The job ahead of us requires committing ourselves to a community of vision and opportunity for all." (Uresti)
"Addressing the underlying causes of child abuse and neglect is the only real hope we have of reducing the number of gruesome cases we read about almost daily...." (Uresti)