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Generational poverty

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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>
 
== 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<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>
* Dependance on welfare
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