Characteristics of poverty in the UK

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The characteristics of Poverty in the UK

I am writing this reports to highlight the lack of needs to many humans such health care, education etc and especially the essential needs such as water, nutrition, warmth and shelter. Millions and millions of people (children included) face this problem while a lot of the time it all goes unnoticed by the well off, which is completely absurd and to be quite honest I am sure a lot of them do not care. I find it quite horrible how millions of people can die due to something so sinister such as starvation or a painful disease and people must realise this must be stopped.

Poverty can be described as, the individuals, families and groups in the population can be said to be in poverty when they do not have the resources to obtain the types of diet, participate in the activities, and have the living conditions and facilities which are customary, or are at least widely encouraged and approved, in the societies in which they belong. There are however different types of poverties that need to be highlighted. Some examples are: Relative poverty which is poverty normally associated with the UK and this is when people live in poor accommodations, cannot afford luxuries, and are struggling to make enough money to eat and just live. Although for these people they are fortunate, because in this country there is the welfare state to help people and therefore people would rarely go without somewhere to live or have no food. Another type is absolute poverty and this is the type of poverty in third world countries which includes literally no food, no water, no shelter and no chance of living. Absolute poverty will usually lead to death.

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Firstly child poverty is a big problem in poverty as nearly four million children face it. However it did decline due to more parents being given jobs and therefore the children will be less likely to face poverty. The main reason why there are such a high number of children in poverty is because so many lone-parents do not work and generally children with only one parent are usually in income poverty. This is extremely bad because children are the most vulnerable to all kinds of problems and to have so many suffer is dreadful and therefore parents with no ...

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