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Jargowsky clearly states his personal solutions to inner-city poverty which is to focus on increasing human capital, and few if any can find fault with that. Another one of his solutions was revitalizing inner cities. Jargowsky realized that the three broad conceptualizations for the growth of poverty were a culture of poverty, urban restructuring, and racial segregation. While there isn't guarantee with Jargowsky solutions those are definitely some real policy alternatives.
William Julius Wilson clearly emphasizes the root cause of poverty in America which is the unemployment and disappering of jobs in inner-city neighborhoods. Some solutions to reverse declining employment and social inequality include proposals for city suburban collaboration, private-sector partnerships with public schools, national health insurance, and guaranteed jobs in a public works program.
Andrew Young clearly says that poverty was to blame for much of the crime in America. A solution he purposes is to work together to ensure the nations wealth. Andrew Young realized if the gap between the rich and the poor is reduced cities with a lot of crime and violence will become much better places to live in.
There are still many questions in what to do to reduce poverty in America by 1991. Several programs were still being created in attempt to reduce poverty one in particular by African American William Julius Wilson. Wilson creates a program to help poor inner-city black people. The main objective of this program is to improve the employment and living conditions of poor people in the United States. One of Mr. Wilson's ideas was to focus on crime, drugs, and teenage pregnacy since these are some of the main leads to poverty. Inner-city blacks had trouble getting jobs by words of mouth but one of the solutions to this was the job advertising service which publicised vacancies across the city through local offices that ultimately helped spread the news. Mini- Bus routes were also created for poor blacks that don't have cars to arrive to their low skilled jobs in the suburbs. Mr. Wilson's projects focus primarily on blacks since they make up the majority of Chicago's poor and if dealt with the amount of people in poverty will drop significantly.
According to Peter M. Jones The main reason people end up being homeless is that they don't have enough money to pay for food, rent, and other major necessities. The low incomes people earned wasn't enough to support themselves or their families. One of the major solutions for people in poverty at this time was funded programs for food, rent, and medical care. Another solution at this time was the Federal Housing Act passed by congress which helped provide funding to construct 200,000 low-income units. The final solution of this time was the release of several mentally ill patients in attempt to recieve fund community based programs from the state and local goverments.
Started in 1965, the Head Start program was a major program in LBJ's War on Poverty. It was a catch up program to help kids in poverty to be able to be at the same level as kids who were not in poverty. Since then, the Head Start program serves over 900,000 children in poverty and has shown that kids can improve in the program. In contrast, the Head Start program did not really take into effect until 1981. Critics of the program argue that the impact of it quickly fades after children leave Head Start.
In 1964, about 50 million Americans were under the poverty line. This was due to, in large part, the mechanization of factories. This caused most uneducated and unskilled workers to lose their jobs. Lyndon B. Johnson had announced many different solutions and programs to help end poverty. He had programs such as Head Start, a program to get impoverished kids into school early. Also he created programs to help people find jobs and he also signed the Social Security act of 1965 which helped elderly people and people in poverty to get health insurance.
World War II was the major factor in America's recovery. This is because at the beginning of the war, Allied powers need weapons, which caused many Americans to go back to work and it also stimulated the economy because other countries were buying American products again. When America entered the war, many men were sent to the pacific and Europe to fight in the war, and women were sent to work to help the war effort and this generated income and jobs. Finally, when WWII ended, the unemployment rate was down below 10%.
As seen in the movie "Cinderella Man", The Great Depression caused many people to lose their jobs. People had to try and find work on docks and many other places. Also, people lost their homes and had to live in Hoovervilles. Hoovervilles were areas in cities and towns where people lived in little cardboard shacks and most Hoovervilles were in large areas like parks and large fields. Also in "Cinderella Man", people had to try and sell their furniture, jewelry, and other valuables to try and pay for bills. Some people had to send their kids to different places because they could not pay to keep them healthy and some people would even steal to stay alive.
This act raised taxes on American products in foreign countries. In turn, the countries decided to raise taxes on their products and people did not buy our products at all. This caused a large amount of businesses to close and people started to lose their jobs.
This act raised taxes on American products in foreign countries. In turn, the countries decided to raise taxes on their products and people did not buy our products at all. Because no one bought our products, our economy had gotten even worse. As a result, companies that sold things to other countries crashed and many people had lost their jobs. Imports from America to foreign countries had dropped 66% and overall, ruined economic relations with other countries until WWII.
The Stock Market Crash of 1929. The crash was caused by people having unreasonable expectations on certain companies. People decided to buy the stocks and when companies released less then amazing numbers, there was a massive amount of selling stock. The large amounts of selling cause the stock market to fall and eventually, crash. As a result, people who borrowed money from banks to buy stock, could not pay the banks back and the banks crashed.
People around the country lost their life savings, lost their jobs, businesses closed, and America had lost billions of dollars within one day.