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Senior Capstone Project Poster, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy/Grand Island Senior High School 2019. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The project explores the global epidemic of poverty and how it creates issues among all groups of society. This issue includes demographics in the United States and other countries as well. Poverty affects all of society in one way or another and research provides insight on economical and societal effects as a result. Economically, in the United States, programs like Welfare, TANF, and Food Stamps that were designed to lift people out of poverty, actually kept them in poverty due to qualifications among other reasons. Societally, the poor are viewed in a bad light and are separated from the higher classes due to stigmas.
● Poverty is a person making little to no income to survive on their own. ● Poverty is on a global scale for all demographics. ● The percentages of “poor” people are higher than expected. ● Government programs made to help poor people fail. ● The people in poverty remain in poverty. ● Few people rise up out of poverty, and most all keep their “dreams.” ● Overall, poverty has decreased since the 1990s.