Speaking of Poverty

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Speaking of Poverty
134
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 9:18am

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130314/NEWS/303140038/IN-DEPTH-Study-County-s-poorer-kids-hit-hard-by-asthma

 

Poor kids have greater chances of asthma, Substandard housing being a contributing factor.  What would you change/add if money was no object?  What are your thoughts and experiences? 

 


 


Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:05pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>No, Even if money was no object how would you eliminate poverty? The point is you can't, There will always be a top, middle and bottom class.. And my op is just a small piece of the problems that exist at the bottom, You seriously fix it by pulling them out of the category they're in? Good luck with that!</p>

So it's your belief that people who live in poverty cannot be helped, then? Or is it that they should not be helped?

By the way, I'm still waiting on the answers to some of my original questions. Are you looking to remove children from people's homes who don't meet your inspection criteria?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:25pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>No, Even if money was no object how would you eliminate poverty? The point is you can't, There will always be a top, middle and bottom class.. And my op is just a small piece of the problems that exist at the bottom, You seriously fix it by pulling them out of the category they're in? Good luck with that!</p>

If you have unlimited funds, why would you leave people in substandard housing?  How about we bring all substandard housing up to standard, for one thing?  And since substandard diet is an issue, how about we put real grocery stores and real farmer's markets in areas where people don't have access to fresh food?  And since lack of medical care is an issue, how about we make health care available to everyone with part of those unlimited funds?  We won't worry about eliminating poverty, we'll just make sure everyone has access to adequate housing, decent food, and health care.  Then we'll make the poor people wear fake Uggs so everyone still knows they are poor.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:32pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
You'd have to recognize that there is a poverty culture to begin with, And I know you don't.

Ethnic minorities and single mothers are disproportionately representated at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale. I'm curious, how can you explain that within the context of a culture of poverty? Do you feel that those groups are more susceptible somehow?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:54pm

<There will always be a top, middle and bottom class>

Jams, Does the bottom "class" have to live in poverty? Ideally, there can be income disparity without poverty if all basic needs of the lowest end were met.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:37pm

re you looking to remove children from people's homes who don't meet your inspection criteria?

No, Removing children from homes should be a last resort.  But make better inspection standards and increase the presense of social workers as necessary.

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:39pm

Right, b/c fake uggs are an indicator of a wannabe that can't afford the real thing!

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:42pm
Who gets inspected, and what is the purpose?
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:47pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Right, b/c fake uggs are an indicator of a wannabe that can't afford the real thing!

A wannabe what?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:56pm
Doncha know...those poor kids, they wanna be like the rich kids. @@
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 9:07pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><em>re you looking to remove children from people's homes who don't meet your inspection criteria?</em></p><p>No, Removing children from homes should be a last resort.  But make better inspection standards and increase the presense of social workers as necessary.</p>

So the homes are inspected, then what happens, besides children not being removed? What are the roles of the social workers?

Pages