Here in the United States, a growing number of people who can not always afford to buy a home the vital need — food.
According to the nonprofit Center for Studies and Activities in the field of Nutrition (FRAC), the number of Americans who said they have difficulty buying food grown in 2011 and reached the highest level since the global financial crisis. Approximately 18.6 percent of the people, almost every fifth, the Gallup polls, in 2011, said they had not always been able to afford to feed the whole family.
It might seem that this number should be reduced with the fall in the unemployment rate, which has been going on for several months. Actually, we can prove the opposite: the number of people who said they could not afford to eat properly grown and grown.
Research FRAC show that many people already know: The economic recovery, which in theory is for two years, almost could not keep millions of Americans out of poverty and despair. Incomes of the majority of people were not able to keep up with the rising cost of living, and for most strata of the country things are as bad as ever if not worse.
According to the Census Bureau, 46 million inhabitants live below the poverty line, the highest since 2010, and it is still quite modest figures compared with other calculations. If you look closely, the situation is actually worse — according to the Group for the empowerment of women, about 45 percent of U.S. residents reported that they were not able to cover basic living expenses: including food, housing and transportation.
The official poverty rate of about 15 percent, but about two-thirds of Americans have so little savings, a financial cataclysm that may push them into poverty, reports the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
High level of financial insecurity is a consequence of the weak labor market and the prevalence of low-wage labor places, and people feel at daily expenses.
For example, the Center for Housing Policy recently conducted a study that showed that the increased number of middle-income people who are owners or tenants, and who pay more than half of the earnings only for the fact that to keep a roof over their heads. According to the think tank Institute for Research income wage earners, as in 2009, almost one in five Americans over 50 years of missed visits to the doctor, switched to cheaper drugs or even refused treatment because of financial need.
For the growing number of hungry people, referred to in the report FRAC, eventually one way or another have to pay the whole country. At a time when people who can not eat normally suffer terribly incurred social costs, thanks to the money allocated for the provision of products of poor children with persistently low incomes, close to 169 billion dollars per year, or 542 dollars for every man, woman or a child in the country.