Impact of Poverty on the Economy
Economic policy is one of the key factors that affect the social welfare and the things that people can qualify for when it comes to housing, nutrition and medical needs. And this is the areas that social worker look at when they are working with people to meet up with their needs. There is poverty problem which is affecting the economy because when a lot of people are poor there is nothing much that they can do to contribute to the growth of economy. These people need help to get the basic necessity of life and they are not supposed to be ignored. They need the government services to support their life. Some of this people are contributing to the social security which at the end of the day they cannot have access to it until they reach the age they can qualify for it even though they are facing poverty.
There is one of our church members that lost his job and he has three children that depend on him. He was undergoing serious poor situation. He was living on people for help; the food stamp wasn’t enough for him and his children to live on. Some people were donating to him as little as they can, but is this the life that someone should rely on? I think the government need to do more to reduce poverty because some people seriously need aid. I am glad for Obama care policy which is helping the people for Affordable health insurance. But the poor still need more help from the government.