The hypothesis will often predict how one form of human behavior influences another.
How do poor people affects our economy?
If everyone has the same financial status, that means everyone will also have more or less the same propensity to consume which means the market will be structured accordingly. Believe it or not, but a lot of products will actually disappear, many industries will close down, and those people will be out of work - that will cause a drop in their income and cause inequality.
People will refuse to do certain jobs- jobs they do not like, find boring, or consider below dignity. If those services are in demand by the society (street sweeping, grave ...view middle of the document...
How does Poverty impact Overweight and Obesity?
one of the common myths that exists is that all or virtually all low-income people are far more likely to be obese. In addition, there is evidence that where there are gaps between high- and low-income groups, they have been closing with time as those with higher incomes become more obese.
Back in 2012, in the New York Times, Gina Kolata wrote that “there is no relationship between the type of food being sold in a neighborhood and obesity among its children and adolescents.” She quotes Kelly Brownell, director of Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, as saying, “if you are looking for what you hope will change obesity, healthy food access is probably just wishful thinking.” More recently, in Slate, Heather Tirado Gilligan cites peer-reviewed research to conclude: “[M]ore fresh food closer to home likely does nothing for folks at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Obesity levels don’t drop when low-income city neighborhoods have or get grocery stores.”
That said, I worry about this counter-argument’s implications. If healthy food is available and affordable, and if obese, low-income consumers aren’t choosing it, it becomes very, very easy to blame the overweight victim in this scenario. In a country that places a big rhetorical premium on individual responsibility, we tend to not only do a lot of blaming the victim—we also seem to kind of enjoy it.
A recent piece by Tracie McMillan in National Geographic, entitled “The New Face of Hunger,” suggests how quickly (and viciously) blame can be leveled when it comes to personal food choices. In this lavishly illustrated piece we encounter families living in decent homes and owning nice appliances, Nike Airs, and cell phones—and they all eat terribly. They consume greasy chicken gizzards, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and tater tots. Judging from the pictures and videos, most people profiled are overweight. With the exception of a family foraging for food, the eating scenes in this article are grim.
“low-income people are far more likely to be obese “
“Poverty is one of...