Economically Disadvantaged People

EconomicallyDisadvantaged People

EconomicallyDisadvantaged People

Economicallydisadvantaged people is a term used to refer to special population,which lacks basic needs and temporal low paying jobs. This essayanalyzes how individual life events, discrimination and gender roleexpectation that influence career choice, and studies. Also, there isthe focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged people and howto help them in career development.

EconomicallyDisadvantaged Needs

Economicallydisadvantaged people need love. Secondly, they need stable jobs thatare well paid. Thirdly, they need to solve their current situation ofpoverty and long-term goals. Besides, children need parental care,accessible and affordable transport, proper housing and education.

IndividualLife Events Effects on Career

Brown(2013), career development is based on social cognitive theory. Itdefines a career as a complex interaction of the environment andindividual behavior, referred as self-efficacy and believed todetermine the choice of activities. Social cognition theoryundertakes to approach matters of culture, gender, genetic endowmentand expected life events that may impact life career related choice(Miles,1984).Self-efficacy can be positively or negatively impacted by actualpersonal accomplishments, internal state observation or socialenvironment response. In regard to a career high outcome expectationwill motivate a person to continue trying even with minor setbacks,influencing one career.

GenderRole and Discrimination Effect on Career Choice

Genderrole is mostly about the sex category that influence how individualsbehave. There is a cultural guideline for each gender that influencesindividual career. Discriminating people, especially on the basis ofgender or race or disability can influence one career as people willtend to move where they can work in harmony without being despised.


Careercounselor needs to understand the emotional state of the patient andwisely tackle the issue. At this stage narration counseling is usedto create self-esteem and openness to express themselves (Miles,1984).Career counselors will be in a position to encourage them aboutrealistic career opportunities by providing them with relevantinformation.


Mindmediation enables the patient to understand how to deal with stress.Through meditation, they will learn the importance of calming one`smind.

VocationalTraining and Placement

Counselorsshould try to show these patients importance of equipping themselveswith skills to enhance their interests and abilities in the jobmarket

Readinessfor Career Decision Making

Careerdecision-making readiness testhelpscounselors identifying clientslevels of career development so that they can choose the bestservice inventories for each client. Questions can be asked todetermine client readiness to make career decisions,(Sampson,Peterson&ampReardon, 1998).

OrganizationAiding Economically Disadvantaged

Haitianproject, Inc- Is a 501©3 non-profit organization founded in theearly 1980s by the St.Joseph Parish to provable children with a freeeducation. Its responsibility is to provide humanitarian aid andrelief to the people of Haiti. Secondly, USAID Aid- Began on 3rdNovember 1961.Isa leads US government agency that works to eradicateextreme poverty and aid resilient democratic nation to realize theirpotential. Also there is the Neighbors to Nation- A non-profitcharitable organization that provides people with essential servicesglobally. They help people who have no home, food, orphaned and hitby natural disasters.


Economicallydisadvantaged are members of our society and should be treated withlove and where necessary should be provided to them in an advancementof their career.


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