"Will explain 15 functions of poverty for food."
Herbert Gans (1927 - ) is known in part for applying a functionalist analysis to poverty, and asking whether poverty has positive functions that explain its persistence. For instance, he noted that the existence of poverty ensures that society’s dirty, dangerous, and generally undesirable work will get done. Second, because the poor are required to work at low wages, they effectively support a variety of economic activities. For example, the poor are used in teaching and research hospitals as guinea pigs in medical experiments. Third, poverty creates jobs for a number of occupations that serve the poor, or protect the rest of society from them (Read more here).
Artist: Kevin Moore