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Unformatted text preview: head of household. 2. Federal poverty level and thrifty food plan. a. 2008 federal poverty guideline 1. For family of 4: $21,200 / year 2. Used to determine eligibility for Head Start, the Food Stamp Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. b. Thrifty food plan 1. For family of 4: 2 adults + 2 children under age 5: $112.60/week 2 For family of 4: 2 adults + 2 children 6-11 years old: $129.60/week. 3. Michael Harrington a. Mentioned on p. 215 of white Henslin book. b. The Other America, a report by Harrington in early 1960s, is the basis for the War on Poverty created by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. c. War on Poverty programs = Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamp Program, Work Study Program....
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