Poverty has a strong influence on the lives of adults. When an adult lives in poverty, the effects extend beyond that individual to all those who depend on the adult. The problem of poverty in the life of an adult becomes a family or community problem, and few social problems are more impactful than poverty.
As a social worker, you are likely to address the needs of clients whose adverse circumstances are strongly influenced by poverty. Increasing your understanding of poverty and its influence will equip to you to better understand and assist your clients.
As you read this week’s resources, select the theory of poverty that most resonates with you to address in your Discussion post for this week.
Post by Day 3 a Discussion that includes the following:
- An explanation of how poverty impacts the experience of individuals in young and middle adulthood
- A statement as to whether you think poverty is the result of cultural or individual. characteristics; provide support for your position
- An answer to the following questions about the theory of poverty you selected:
- What aspects of this theory would be most suitable for your practice? Why?
- What aspects of this theory do you find problematic in terms of your knowledge of social work practice? Explain.
The ferocious cycle of poverty in young and middle-aged adults implies a passage of long-term challenges from one generation to another. Among the transmitted poverty, aspects include lack of education, infection transmission, poor health outcomes, lack of basic personal hygiene, and child labor to aid parents in raising a family (Sutin & Costa, 2010). Adult poverty and unemployment lead to the development of an atmosphere that renders it difficult for children to receive a formal education. As such, failure to attend school may lead to failure to understand that it is hard work and dedication that can improve and change their lives for better, as they witness their parents’ failure to change their lives.
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