RUNNING HEADER: POVERTY IN AMERICA 8 Student Instructor Course Date Poverty in America Introduction THESIS; studies and research reveal that poverty still exists within America despite being rated amongst the developed countries. Poverty exists within a country when the consumption level is at its highest level reducing the disposable income of consumers within the country. This majorly occurs when the economy is at its worst thus the value of money drops reducing the availability of resources. On the other hand, the most affected individuals are usually the citizens living in areas that are not endowed economically. This thus means that they are deprived of money, goods and even services. High levels of poverty often come along with unemployment and all negative factors that reduce economic performance of a country. America is one of the countries that have been poverty stricken and the efforts to get rid of the same have always been difficult for the nation. The most affected individuals include those who reside in the rural areas as access to resources often proves difficult for them. The performance in these places is also poor in terms of contribution of revenue to boost the economy (Pimpare, 261). Reasons for its occurrence A survey done recently shows that the United Nations has a population of 46 million people and the census taken recently shows that out of the whole population, 15% of this number is affected by poverty. The rate of poverty increases from one year to the next resulting in more and more of these individuals to be affected. This is due to the lifestyle adopted by the Americans as well as the changing climatic conditions. The lifestyle can be dealt with by examining the increase in the number of single mothers who are bestowed with the role of guarding their children (Pimpare, 28-44). With the existing low income wages, then such individuals are not in a position to sustainable guard themselves and the children too. Consequently, the global warming effects have largely contributed to the inadequacy of resources worldwide and the United States is most affected due to its industrialization. Despite the many industries, growth of natural foods as well as health is largely compromised. There are several factors that increase poverty within the United States despite the fact that it is a developed nation. These factors include the high levels of loss of jobs amongst individuals. Consumption levels as per economics are hard to adjust after a certain level has been achieved. This thus means that these individuals searching for jobs find lots of difficulty adjusting to the change in their income and thus the contribution to poverty. The other factor is the level of education acquired by these individuals. Illiteracy contributes highly to the inability of individuals to raise income for use and it also lowers the creativity to act and earn for a living. Individuals of this kind thus face poverty and lower the econo.