How would you describe the effect of poverty on children?

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While my description and yours may differ, it is hard to deny that Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives  was one of the more influential books in late nineteenth-century America.  Riis, an immigrant himself, took a detective camera and went to various tenement houses in order to show the squalor in which the immigrants lived.  While conditions were bad for the people who lived in these...

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