Re: Brain Structure Drives The Consequent Effects Of Economic Inequality

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:05 pm, #45
by Sterling Volunteer
We can add homelessness to our lengthy list of major problems caused by economic inequality (of which income inequality is a sub group). We also know that poverty is caused by economic inequality and homelessness has a direct link to poverty. (Note: See also section 5, Economic Inequality Rating App (EIRA), post #38, for updated list of maladies associated with economic inequality)

From Wikipedia
Housing inequality is a disparity in the quality of housing in a society which is a form of economic inequality. ... Housing inequality is directly related to racial, social, income and wealth inequality. It is often the result of market forces, discrimination and segregation. It is also a cause and an effect of poverty.

Real Change
Homelessness is a product of economic inequality....and white supremacy.
by Alan Preston | February 3rd, 2016 https://www.realchangenews.org/2016/02/ ... -supremacy
The relationship between rising rents and homelessness should surprise no one, and yet misguided assumptions and judgments are rampant: Homeless people are criminals and drug addicts; they deserve their lot; most of them don’t even want to sleep inside. On and on. What is it going to take for people to stop the blaming and shaming of homeless people and recognize that homelessness is a systemic product of economic inequality?
Homeless Hub
Poverty https://www.homelesshub.ca/about-homele ... /poverty-0
It has been established that poverty and homelessness are strongly correlated; in fact, loss of income acts as a major factor associated with homelessness.
Economic Policy Institute
Inequality Is the Main Cause of Persistent Poverty
Posted January 8, 2014, by Elise Gould https://www.epi.org/blog/inequality-mai ... t-poverty/
I couldn’t agree more with Paul Krugman’s blog post this morning when he says, “the main cause of persistent poverty now is high inequality of market income.”
In the roughly three decades leading up to the most recent recession, looking at the officially measured poverty rate, educational upgrading and overall income growth were the two biggest poverty-reducing factors, while income inequality was the largest poverty-increasing factor.
Center For American Progress
No Place Like HomeAddressing Poverty and Homelessness in the United States By Tracey Ross, December 2013 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues ... like-home/
Homelessness occurs for a variety of reasons, but it is clear that poverty, coupled with an ongoing affordable housing crisis, is a significant factor. This is not surprising, as income inequality has continued to widen since the Great Recession.
(Note: For a more complete listing of maladies below created by economic inequality, see section 5, Economic Inequality Rating App (EIRA), post #38)


Here is the new updated list:

Wars (increased)
Terrorism (increased)
Life expectancy (decreased)
Math and literacy (decreased)
Climate change (increased)
Infant mortality (increased)
Homicides (increased)
Imprisonment (increased)
Teenage births (increased)
Trust (decreased)
Obesity (increased)
Mental illness (increased)
Drug addiction (increased)
Alcoholism (increased)
Social and work mobility (decreased)
Impact of money in politics (increased)
Pollution (increased)
Women's rights (decreased)
Racism (increased)
Food Insecurity (increased)
Loneliness (increased)
Homelessness (increased)