Unemployment Poverty Essays
Homeless people often make camp in street corners with the hope of getting by through the donations of generous passers, as shown in this 2008 photo by Franco Folini on the corner of 6th Street and Mission in San Francisco, CA.Allan Singer, in "Business Strategy and Poverty Alleviation," focused on the issue of poverty with regard to small business owners who don’t have these social problems integrated with their own interests.
These three perspectives offer a wide range of social problems resulting from poverty.
Interestingly enough, Singer does not label poverty as a lack of income or assets, but an issue of “capability-deprivation” because of the circumstances some people are born under (Singer 226).
Singer views this perspective as an unfair facet because people do not have control over their futures based on sociological limitations of their location or demographic (read more about how unemployment impacts young adults).
Finally, he placed emphasis on the role of government and businesses to alleviate this issue.
Finally, Stephanie Chen, in "The New Hungry: College-Educated, Middle-Class Cope With Food Insecurity," maintains her position on poverty from the perspective of a recently bogged down economy.
Poverty is a common social issue that has troubled nations for thousands of years.