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Unfortunately, poverty has become an epidemic in our society. In fact, over 46 million people face the harsh reality of poverty every day. This can have a far-reaching affect not only in their communities, but their personal well-being, as well. Best Psychology Degrees has created an infographic entitled “Broke and Broken? The Psychological Effects of Poverty”, detailing the startling realities behind poverty and its effect on the human body.

Nowadays more than 40 million Americans are struggling buying food, paying tuition fees, entertainment, etc. This infographic illustrates the picture of poverty in the U.S. as well as the psychological and physical toll it takes. According to the infographic, more than 16 million children live in poverty.

The infographic provides a map, showing the percentage of residents below the poverty line by state. As far as health is concerned, researchers have determined that the mental strain placed on a poor person is immense, affecting their ability to do well in school, to succed at work.

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Source: http://www.bestpsychologydegrees.org/poverty/

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