Poverty damages. It damages childhoods it damages life chances and it damages us all in society.
Impoverished communities often suffer from discrimination and end up caught in cycles of poverty.
Several issues like hunger, illness and thirst are both causes and effects for instance: not having water means you're poor, but being poor also means you can't afford water or food.
Today it is estimated that more than 35 million Americans approximately 14 % of the population live in poverty.
Many infants born into poverty have a low birth weight, which is associated with many preventable mental and physical disabilities. They are also more likely to die before their first birthday.
Crime ranks high among the effects of poverty, and those impoverished neighborhoods or entire cities show the same problems with uneducated adults and kids that nurture more unemployment and crime.
Several issues like hunger, illness and thirst are both causes and effects for instance not having water means you're poor, but being poor also means you can't afford water or food.
Effects of poverty are most often interrelated so that one problem hardly ever occurs alone. bad sanitation makes it easier to spread around old and new diseases, and hunger and lack of water.
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