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Social issue paper.
Topic. Poverty, Poverty reduction, and social class
Poverty refers to the state where an individual or group do not possess enough material or
money. Social class refers to a panel of people in the society that occupies or exists at the same
level of economic production. while poverty reduction refers to the implementation of various
measures that aims at uplifting individuals' economic situation in the society permanently. These
three social issues moves hand
in hand, whereby poverty alleviates own or denies them access to monetary possession, having
low income and poor welfare. Therefore to raise their living standards some measures need to be
done which focuses on poverty reduction, this lowers the number of poor people in the society.
When the living standards of the individuals in the society improves they move to a different
social class in the process referred to as social mobility. We have three categories in Canada; the
first class at the top is for the ones who own money, materials or capitalists known as the owning
class, the second class is the middle class, and lastly the traditional working class. Karl Max
suggested only two great classes being the ones who owns the production means also called the
capitalists and the workers who provide labor that is their potential. Max identifies them to be
laborers who were only paid for the services they offered. This paper seeks to explore this topic
and provide the vivid life example basing on Canada.
This work will be exploring different poverty, poverty mitigation, and social classes issues in the
Canadian society. First I will start by looking at the poverty situation in the country, then discuss
an existing scenario of the problem. The second step will involve plausible explanations on the
measures that have been taken by different agencies to reduce poverty, then sum up with an
example of a mitigation. Lastly, I will discuss some existing social classes in Canada.
Poverty.
In Canada it is projected that about 9% of the population are in poverty condition, but this is not
similar to mothers who are single and the Aboriginal people which is viewed to higher compared
to other Canadian groups, this is postulated by the report from Canadian view of Policy
Alternatives which was conducted in 2013. Those with low income includes those with jobs but
not paying well and those who fully depend on the government for help. For the statistics done in
the year 2013 on the Canadian population indicated that about 8.8% of the entire population were
low-income earners in the year 2011. Canada is among the few countries to conduct an annual
survey of poverty and the poor, which is prevalent of identifying the low-income earners in any
country. For its yearly survey, Statistics Canada starts by observing the income scale related to
the substantial portion of revenues devoted to food, shelter and clothing, and then a share of 20%
is added. Thus, any family spending more than that part is termed as undergoing a straightened
conditions.

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Poverty situation in Canada is more rampant among children, the survey done by the UNICEF
most recently suggested that Canada is ranked behind on the average in child poverty rate. The
report points out that about 13.3% of children in Canada are under poor conditions, when is
compared to 11 that is measured across 35 developed countries in an economy. However, among
the low income earning families have few or lack individuals in the working force. This
comprises a group called the working poor. While the other group that depends mostly on the
government support or provision is referred to as the welfare poor, this includes the single
mothers and the aboriginal Canadians who are mostly affected by prejudice and discrimination.
The great concern and the legislation done in the 1960s make many ask of why there exist many
sick persons in a rich nation like Canada. In the prevailing ethos, poverty is known and taken as
an individual problem, but not a social issue; for example, people who are poor need to blame
themselves. Therefore, it is not a country's total wealth that is relevant, but what matters is how
that country distributes its money to the citizens. A society can distribute its wealth under the
free-enterprise economic chain, where individuals belief to get back from their investment what
they invested. Under this system, those people working at home for their entire life achieve
nothing directly. According to theories, society can also supply to the full citizens, its wealth via
a conventional system under which the benefits of the economic production are distributed as per
the need.
Poverty reduction
The effort to fight poverty in Canada is underway, and the government need refocus programs
that will help the people fight poverty. In the year 2004, Minister Deb Matthews provided a
report that pointed out about 800 non-constructive and punitive measures in the Ontario Works
and ODSP systems. Rules that are counter-productive to assisting individuals move out of
poverty conditions. Reforms need to address rules that will penalize the constructive and rational
behavior, like sharing accommodation, and rules that will intend to impoverish the citizens, such
as extreme asset stripping
There is also a case federal for the leadership that help do away with poverty in the country. It
authorizes the federal government to keep on playing a vital role in securing the income, which
encompasses income mobility to working poor Canadians and also providing support to the
government of both provinces and territories in carrying on their duties as health care, social
services, income support and postsecondary education services. The campaign 2000 pleased that
the November 2010 report of the current executives who comprised a committee on the Human
Resources, Skills and Social Development and the conditions of individuals with Disabilities,
Federal Poverty Reduction Plan performing its duties in collaboration towards poverty
eradication in Canada. The report suggested that the federal government had dedicated itself in
commitment to the national action plan to eradicate poverty in Canada which be observed,
during its initial stage, the deployment of the recommendations as pointed out in the report. The
committee also stated. The government had committed itself to eradicate poverty by the year

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Social issue paper. Topic. Poverty, Poverty reduction, and social class Poverty refers to the state where an individual or group do not possess enough material or money. Social class refers to a panel of people in the society that occupies or exists at the same level of economic production. while poverty reduction refers to the implementation of various measures that aims at uplifting individuals' economic situation in the society permanently. These three social issues moves hand in hand, whereby poverty alleviates own or denies them access to monetary possession, having low income and poor welfare. Therefore to raise their living standards some measures need to be done which focuses on poverty reduction, this lowers the number of poor people in the society. When the living standards of the individuals in the society improves they move to a different social class in the process referred to as social mobility. We have three categories in Canada; the first class at the top is for the ones who own money, materials or capitalists known as the owning class, the second class is the middle class, and lastly the traditional working class. Karl Max suggested only two great classes being the ones who owns the production means also called the capitalists and the workers who provide labor that is their potential. Max identifies them to be laborers who were only paid for the services they offered. This paper seeks to explore this topic and provide the vivid life example basing on Canada. ...
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