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The Impact of Poverty on the Biological, Social, Psychological and Cultural Sphere of Human Life

 

Poverty can make a powerful impact on the individual’s life, opportunities, education choices, behaviors and relationships, physical health and emotional well-being. The quality of a person’s life significantly affects his or her biological, social, cultural, psychological and spiritual aspects of life. When it comes to biological impacts, poverty increases the risks of mortality and chronic health problems among people, mental health issues, etc. Studies showed that “people who have less education and who are poorer are more likely to experience earlier disease onset, loss of functioning, and physical impairment” (Crimmins, Kim, & Seeman, 2009, p. 286). Poverty is considered a core cause of social tension among population; it leads to injustice, inequality and discrimination in society. In general, poverty negatively affects the individual’s social life, including education, relationships with friends, employment, etc. (Mood & Jonsson, 2016, p. 633). Poverty also increases the risks of cultural “weakness” making a person feels he or she lacks of opportunities, support, and hopes to achieve the desired outcome in life.  The economic position and life quality can significantly impact the individual’s spiritual and psychological aspects of life. Poverty can make a detrimental effect on human health and psychological well-being (Crosson-Tower, 2018). It may lead to sleep problems, emotional instability, anxiety, fear, stress and pressure. Poverty might impact a person spiritually and make negative effect on the individual’s life principles, religious beliefs, and moral values. As a social worker I can play an important role in each of these areas by explaining people their inner potential, strength of human mind, personal uniqueness; I think that it is important to socialize with people, inspire and motivate them, and help to develop faith in their inner potential so that it is not right to justify all their misfortunes based on poverty or level of income. Poverty should never be a barrier to learning and achievements in life.

References:

Crimmins, E. M., Kim, J. K., & Seeman, T. E. (2009). Poverty and biological risk: the earlier “aging” of the poor. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and      medical sciences64(2), 286-92.

Crosson-Tower, C. (2018). Exploring child welfare: A practice perspective (7th ed). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson

Mood, C., & Jonsson, J. O. (2015). The Social Consequences of Poverty: An Empirical

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