Ritical Issues Contributing to the Persistence of Poverty in our Affluent Society.

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According to Sidel, Studies of seven Western industrialized countries (Canada, France, the former West Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United States, and the United Kingdom) indicate that in the late 1970s and mid-1980s the United States consistently had the highest poverty rates& (Sidel, p.180) referring to the readings (text book: Keeping Women and Children Last by Ruth Sidel)explain what you see as the critical issues contributing to the persistence of poverty in our affluent society.