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Generational poverty is a term defined as having been in poverty for at least two generations.<ref>{{cite book|last1=Noddings|first1=Nel|last2=Brooks|first2=Laurie|title=Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom|url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=7jXwDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA120&dq=%22Generational+poverty+is%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9u6-OupXbAhXGiJAKHWN3CHcQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=%22Generational%20poverty%20is%22&f=false}}</ref> It can affect every aspect of a person’s life: physical, social, emotional and mental.<ref name="What is Generational Poverty?">{{cite web|title=What is Generational Poverty?|url=https://www.egmission.org/2015/09/what-is-generational-poverty/|website=egmission.org|accessdate=20 May 2018}}</ref>
 
Generational poverty is a term defined as having been in poverty for at least two generations.<ref>{{cite book|last1=Noddings|first1=Nel|last2=Brooks|first2=Laurie|title=Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom|url=https://books.google.com.ar/books?id=7jXwDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA120&dq=%22Generational+poverty+is%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9u6-OupXbAhXGiJAKHWN3CHcQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=%22Generational%20poverty%20is%22&f=false}}</ref> It can affect every aspect of a person’s life: physical, social, emotional and mental.<ref name="What is Generational Poverty?">{{cite web|title=What is Generational Poverty?|url=https://www.egmission.org/2015/09/what-is-generational-poverty/|website=egmission.org|accessdate=20 May 2018}}</ref>
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== Characteristics ==
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Some common characteristics among many people who experience generational poverty:
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* Family has never owned land
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* Lack of access to higher education
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* Low-skilled jobs
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* High mobility
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* Low family literacy<ref>{{cite web|title=Generational Poverty|url=https://www.pdx.edu/multicultural-topics-communication-sciences-disorders/generational-poverty|website=pdx.edu|accessdate=20 May 2018}}</ref>
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* Dependance on welfare
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 23:48, 20 May 2018

Generational poverty is a term defined as having been in poverty for at least two generations.[1] It can affect every aspect of a person’s life: physical, social, emotional and mental.[2]

Characteristics

Some common characteristics among many people who experience generational poverty:

  • Family has never owned land
  • Lack of access to higher education
  • Low-skilled jobs
  • High mobility
  • Low family literacy[3]
  • Dependance on welfare

References

  1. Noddings, Nel; Brooks, Laurie. Teaching Controversial Issues: The Case for Critical Thinking and Moral Commitment in the Classroom. 
  2. "What is Generational Poverty?". egmission.org. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  3. "Generational Poverty". pdx.edu. Retrieved 20 May 2018.