• Child Poverty Children Poor Low
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    Poverty, is a problem that affects all citizens of Canada. This is an issue that will linger and become worse if not focused on. The reason there is such an abundance of children that are poor is because they are dependent on adults that are poor. The stemming problem of poor adults arises from the Canadian government. Poor social structure has lead to many families living in impoverished conditions. Children are the ones suffering from the social system provided by the government. They will be...
  • Child Poverty In Canada
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    Children are this nations future and Canada's most precious resource. In Canada, families have the primary responsibility to care for, nurture and guide their children throughout the various stages of development. Canadian families are facing a difficult time. Challenged by economic insecurity, unemployment and a disintegrating system of social services and support, many parents are unable to meet the developmental needs of their children. In November 1989, all parties of the House of Commons vo...
  • Poverty And Child Development
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    Poverty is defined in many ways. The dictionary definition simply does not suffice to show the human cost of poverty. Poverty is much more than the limited capital resources that this definition suggests. Poverty is defined by the federal government as 16, 660 for a family of four in 1998 ("Child Poverty in the United States" 2000). These figures are tremendously flawed; a single individual residing in the United States would not fare well by the standards of most individuals at this income leve...
  • United States Children Poverty Percent
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    Chapter Four: Our Children and Their Overstretched Parents In her book The Missing Middle, Theda Skocpol focuses on the idea of middle-class America being left out of the benefits of many social policies instilled by the government. To illustrate her point, Skocpol argues topics relevant to different groups of Americans such as the elderly and children. She emphasizes the idea that the United States government once implemented social policies that worked, but as years have past, the government h...