Effects of poverty on the Family
Poverty really does bring negative effects in the family. I do believe that this is one of the reason there is a slow pace in our economy and make people suffer.
Children of the poor are severely disadvantaged in terms of health, nutrition, emotional growth, and educational opportunities. At an early age they are already required to help support their family and are thus, exposed to objectionable and sometimes illegal and immoral influences. Many young girls must marry early or work as domestics, waitresses, or entertainers in bars and restaurants to help support their families.
Another questionable influence especially among adolescent youths is the barkada, a gang relationship, which is now continued to grow as far as I know. Most wives join labor force because of economic pressure. However, among the middle and upper classes, married women continue to work even when the families financial do not demand it. Philippine society approves women working outside the home and the additional income provides those extras that make life more pleasant and help to save for the children’s higher education.
Unemployment and underemployment are two factors that have affected family income and have resulted in changes in the traditional structure of the family. To solve this problem, some males and females have taken jobs overseas.
Since married overseas workers leave their families behind, the remaining parent is left to raise their family. This results in temporary single parentage. Often, the emotional strain, loneliness, and anxiety become major problems for both the husband and the wife. The resultant increase in income may also lead to value disorientation. The household standard of living rises appreciably and there is a tendency toward extravagance and the purchase of consumer goods rather than in savings which earn income.
These are some of the effects of poverty happened on the family, yet I am sure and positive enough that you have some more also to say or write further.