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Unformatted text preview: Sociology 302 : Introduction to the Study of Society Dr. Langenkamp - February 27, 2008 Poverty & Economic Inequality I. What is Poverty? A. Definition B. The Poverty Line C. The Poverty Rate D. Faces of the Poor E. Why Does Poverty Exist? Sociology 302 : Introduction to the Study of Society Dr. Langenkamp - February 27, 2008 Poverty & Economic Inequality I. What is Poverty? A. Definition 1. Absolute Poverty: Not having the minimal requirements (e.g., adequate food, shelter, and clothing) to sustain a reasonably health life. 2. Relative Poverty: Living at standards lower than the majority of people in a given society.- Average U.S. Income- Children of the Great Depression Sociology 302 : Introduction to the Study of Society Dr. Langenkamp - February 27, 2008 Poverty & Economic Inequality I. What is Poverty? A. Definition B. The Poverty Line 1. Average annual food budget for adequate diet for family with X members multiplied by 3.- 9,570/1; 12,830/2; 16,090/3; 19,350/4; 1. Uses of Poverty Line 2. Problems with the Poverty Line 3. Benefits of the Poverty Line Sociology 302 : Introduction to the Study of Society...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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