Poverty In Rio Grande Valley

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Poverty is defined by the dictionary as “The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support” (Harper). This is a very inexplicit definition and covers poverty as a whole, although this essay will elaborate only on the details of poverty in The Rio Grande Valley. The focus of this essay is to inform you of Poverty we face in The Rio Grande Valley. Fewer people are becoming progressively “successful” and wealthy though an excessively larger population is becoming even poorer. There are many reasons involved when looking at poverty. In the Rio Gray Valley, poverty can have a major effect. No food, improper healthcare, homelessness and lack of jobs all play a role in the effect of poverty. When the human body does…show more content…
A predictable 37.7% of the population lives in poverty.” (N.P). Poverty is a difficult problem, and reducing the poverty rate requires numerous, long-term methods. An essential component, nevertheless, is cumulative quality of education and admittance to education so that more people successfully complete higher levels of schooling. In the article the author who goes by the nickname “Reading in the borderline” states how “Educational accomplishment is certainly part of the deficiency problem in the Rio Grande Valley. According to the U.S Census Bureau, in Hidalgo County only 61% of the individuals 25 years or older have at least a high school diploma. Only 16% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.”…show more content…
Part of this reason, according to this feature by Eli Saslow in The Washington Post (Saslow), “is because food stamps can be used to buy junk food at many convenience stores, which sell lots of processed, or fried food, and a $1 snack I hadn’t heard about until now: a bag of Flaming’ Hot Cheetos with hot cheese poured over it.” (Saslow). The thing is most of all junk food is very cheap unlike the healthy foods, the healthy foods are usually way out of some peoples budget and this is sometimes the reason why we have a big percentage of obesity even though we also have a big percent of poverty as

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