Poverty in relation to Child Welfare
...Downs, Moore & McFadden (2009), the poverty line threshold for a family which is comprised of a mother with two children is $17,170 (Downs, et.al, 2009, 40). The identified factors which were deemed contributory to poverty were traced to economic factors (stagnation in wages, changes in the US economy, erosion of the value of minimum wages) (Downs, et.al, 2009, 41). In addition, distinct characteristics of people have prominent effects on poverty: non-Whites, large families, single-mothers, changes in family composition (divorce), among others. Finally, other factors such as low-earning power, immigrants, low level of education, timing and circumstances of matrimony and childbearing... Poverty in...