Social problems

Author a 500-750 word essay reflecting on the following: 
What is the extent and scope of poverty at this juncture in our history?  What are some of the objective realities of poverty with regard to social demographics like race/ethnicity, gender/sex, age, place/region?   Who are the new poor?  Who are the working poor?  Who are the near poor?  Who are the severely poor? 
Why are the following statements considered to be major “myths” about poverty?  (Hint, these “myths” result from the subjective nature of social issues and social conditions and are countered by the objective reality of social conditions): 
The poor just need to “get a job”. 
The poor are welfare dependent and poverty is the result of “welfare dependency”. 
The poor get more “special advantages” from the government and corporations than do the middle class and affluent.