The Culture of Poverty Explanation

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  • The Culture of Poverty explanation
    • explanation
      • there is a cycle of poverty that effects some people
      • this cycle can effect you from when you are born right up until you die
        • there is a cycle of poverty that effects some people
    • behaviour traits that the poor have in common
      • lack of social skills
      • use of bad language
      • little motivation to work
      • aggressive towards people
    • The Cycle of poverty (top 5 stages)
      • Dropping out of school early
      • born into a deprived family
      • living on benefits
      • unplanned pregnancy
      • poor socialisation = hard to get a job
    • Oscar Lewis (1996)
      • conducted his study in Mexico
      • society puts barriers in our way to trap these people in poverty
      • the poor has a 'design for living' that ends up being passed through the family
      • this 'design includes a lack of education and a high rate of divorce
        • the poor has a 'design for living' that ends up being passed through the family

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