1) Describe some social problems of vulnerable populations (75-100 words)
2) Explain how social problems of vulnerable populations have perpetuated or are affected by the social problem you selected on a micro and macro level (200-250 words) POVERTY
3) Use the GCU library and identify an actual solution to a social problem of vulnerable populations. Summarize the solution you identified and compare it to historical solutions proposed in the past (150-200 words).
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Describe some social problems of vulnerable populations (75-100 words)
There are different social problems that vulnerable populations encounter, a sovcail issue involving a vulnerable population like children is poverty. For instance, unemployment rates have risen and this means that family incomes have reduced. Another social issue that children face is child abuse. Children are susceptible to various challenges as they are defenseless and weak and thus they cannot protect themselves from abuse which involves physical, sexual or verbal. On the other hand, a social problem among the elderly is social isolation. The elderly group is likely to live far from their relatives. The other social challenge affecting the elderly is domestic violence since some experience psychological and physical abuse from caregivers, such social challenges are among a few of what the vulnerable people endure.
Explain how social problems of vulnerable populations have perpetuated or are affected by the social problem you selected on a micro and macro level (200-250 words) POVERTY
On the macro level, poverty has perpetuated child abuse as children from different parts of the globe and mostly in developing nations are always exploited and work as wage laborers to ensure they support and offer basic needs to their families (Feely, 2022). Kids are forced to work since they are more susceptible than adults. Such kids work tirelessly and work effortlessly for long hours in risky environments yet they are earning little pay. The issue of children abuse due to poverty is common in Africa as such regions are not developed children in such areas lack privileges of accessing basic needs like education.
On the micro level, poverty has prolonged child abuse as young kids grow in less stable family environments where single parenthood and divorce is common (Beasley et al., 2022). Such factors/stressors may result to poverty. Stressors can result to verbal and physical abuse. On the micro level, domestic violence has prolonged child abuse kids and mainly boys who are exposed to domestic violence while growing up are likely to abuse their spouses or children in the future. On a macro level kids exposed to domestic violence are likely to endure abuse. It is thus evident that the key contributor of child abuse is poverty.
Solutions (150-200 words).
The health sector has considered the grievances of the vulnerable populations by enacting universal health coverage (UHC). UHC is a key platform that purposes on attaining improved access to the health services. It also addresses the financial protection and the vulnerable population’s health and this means that no person is left behind in regards to assessment and utilization of health services. Through the UHC, America has managed to register high numbers of vulnerable populations who access health care facilities. The health sector has also ensured that the vulnerable population’s health is protected through UHC (Das et al., 2017). UHC is multi-sectoral and thus doing things differently. For instance, the demand side (conditional cash transfers) has aided in strengthening the functioning and availability of systems delivering the health acer services. In this to access healthcare providers are trained on the importance of adhering to human rights and their attitudes have changed hence reduction in discrimination.
Beasley, L. O., Jespersen, J. E., Morris, A. S., Farra, A., & Hays-Grudo, J. (2022). Parenting challenges and opportunities among families living in poverty. Social Sciences, 11(3), 119.
Das, M. B., Evans, T. G., Palu, T., & Wilson, D. (2017). Social inclusion: What does it mean for health policy and practice. Health, Nutrition and Population Discussion Paper. Washington DC: World Bank.
Feely, M. (2022). Changed for the better: The modifiable maltreatment factors framework. Societies, 12(1), 21.