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The Effects of Poverty on the Country

Poverty has a huge effect on the country

No matter how rich a city or a country seems, there are people who go to bed hungry every night, if they have a bed in the first place.  Poverty is a problem in many communities across the country.  According to statistics released in 2012, almost 13 percent of Australians live in poverty.  That number includes everyone as a whole in the country, but poverty statistics are higher for the elderly on social security, children in one-parent households and those dependent on governmental assistance.

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