Poverty In ItalyPoverty means not having enough money for basic needs like food, drinking water, shelter, or toilets.

Many people in different countries live in poverty, especially  Africa, Latin America and parts of Asia. Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population (more than 3 billion people) live on less than $2.50 a day. And more than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty,  less than $1.25 a day. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. And according to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

One of the many countries living in poverty in Italy.  In this essay I am going to talk about poverty in Italy. 9.8 percent of people are living in absolute poverty in Italy. It is also the the 153rd poorest country in the world.

Between 2012 and 2015 the poverty rate nearly tripled in poverty, it went from 2.5 to 6.4 percent.Italy plans to repair its economy 1% over the next two years and also increase its job growth. The day to day life of People living in poverty is terrible. They barely have any money and the places that they live are dirty.

They have to beg for money and food but the most they get is $1.00. They have lives so different from ours. We go to school everyday, they cannot. We come back home with a big meal ready for us, they don’t.

We have closets full of clothes, they don’t. We go to sleep knowing that the next day we will wake up and see our family, they might not even have families. We all have phones, they don’t. The kids spend all day looking for job or food or money.

Our parents go to work everyday to get money for everything we need, they can’t afford anything with the money they get,  They cannot sleep as comfortably as us, the most they might have is a thin sheet to sleep on. People say money can’t buy happiness but it can buy basic needs and if everyone had money then life for some people wouldn’t be so terrible. For childrenPoverty is in every country (some more then others).Some common factors that lead to poverty are wars, disease, natural disasters, ignorance, lack of education, no family support, and much more.Many people get disabled during accidents.

For those disabled, it is very tough to perform tasks.They cannot perform well in the job. So people with physical disability would be unable to make money and may become poor.Poverty has many effects in society. People try to make money in illegal way just to be rich witch causes more amount of violence and criminal activities.

There can be theft, robbery, murders etc.The country’s Labour Minister Giuliano Poletti,is working on a solution to end poverty in Italy.The Italian government has distributed €1.6 billion to the project in 2017, which will be split up and given to those in need.

But  this would rise to €2 billion each in 2017 and 2018.these will be given to the elderly, unemployed, and the younger generation. Families with young children  the main receivers of the money, even if both parents are working, if they are still considered below the poverty line.Families in need will receive a €400 each month,, and will increase to up to €480 per month depending on circumstances. The minister  expects around 400,000 families to benefit from this,  about a total of 1.77 million people. But there is obviously a catch.

Firstly, families will have to prove they have lived in Italy for a certain amount of time before they can claim the money.They will have to sign a “community pact”, promising to stick to “good standards of civic behaviour”.Recipients have to  also agree to conditions in order to get the cash; for example, unemployed adults will have to prove they are actively looking for a job, and parents must make sure children attend school and are vaccinated.   To conclude I think that Italy’s government is doing really well to end poverty in their country. We should all help somehow and least we could do is give charity and donations. And although Italy’s poverty isn’t as bad as other countries its still pretty bad.

Before I wrote this essay I thought Italy was a beautiful tourist place and that its food was amazing, and I thought that there was nothing that bad there, but after researching I started learning more and more about the residents living there and the problems. People always like think about the bright side of things and for countries like France(paris), Italy, and London, everyone thinks about the beauty of them but no one ever pays attention to the people living in terrible conditions in those countries. That needs to change and we need to see past what we want and pay attention to thee problems in society.MLA Format CitationsEdwards, Catherine. “Italy passes law to tackle poverty: Five key points.” The local It, 9 Mar. 2017, Italy passes law to tackle poverty: Five key points.

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