There are two specific explanations of poverty: According to the individualistic explanation, those living in poverty have personal problems and deficiencies that are responsible for their poverty, or the blaming-the-victim approach. According to the structural explanation, or the blaming-the-system approach, poverty stems from problems in American society that lead to a lack of equal opportunity and a lack of jobs.
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Discussing poverty in the United States, which individualist or structural view makes more sense to you? Explain why?
Must be at least 250 words and include at minimum three in-text citations. You must list your reference source at the end.