Child Poverty Essay, Research Paper
CHILDREN AND POVERTY IN CANADA
The purpose of this project is to discuss child poverty and child welfare
practice. There is a need to critically examine the issue and situate the causes of
poverty at the societal level. In our society children poverty is a major concern.
There are emotional and physical side effects of children growing up in poverty.
It is stated that there is a decline in the level of child poverty in Canada.
Nations children must come first:
Canada has the capacity to act against child poverty. 89% of Canadian citizens
believe child poverty should be a priority. Nations who make great provision for social
security through their tax and transfer system have lower rates of child poverty.
Reasons behind child poverty:
Child poverty occurs due to many reasons such as ; high rates of unemployment,
not enough good jobs available. The incomplete and inadequate set of child and
family social policies has an effect on child poverty. Poor children and parents have
few resources, choices and developmental opportunities, resulting in stress, stigma,
despair and isolation.
Working together to end child poverty:
In order to achieve lower rates of child poverty government should increase
interventions in public policy by child welfare organizations.
In order to understand the topic clearly in detail i plan on having interviews
with Canadian youths, who is experiencing poverty and also an interview with
adults who have experienced poverty in the past as a child. Main purpose is to
see if growing up in poverty has a strong effect of their life in the present.
I will gather information on public opinion about the poor within Canada and a survey
to see if Canadian citizens are aware of the poverty around them. I will examine the
results of focus group studies on child poverty and research on anything relating
to child poverty within Canada.