SW150readP_LCh7 - Social Work 150 Section Response to a Reading Assignment Assigned Text Popple Leighninger Chap 7"Poverty The Central Concept pp

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Social Work 150 Section ___ Response to a Reading Assignment Assigned Text Popple & Leighninger Chap. 7: "Poverty: The Central Concept", pp. 226-259 Student__________________________________________________Date________________ After reading the text, briefly discuss your thoughts and observations: 1. After reading the story about Patty Sanchez and her family, on pages 227-229, comment on this statement by the authors: "Scratch any social welfare problem and underneath it you will find poverty"(p. 229). 2. "Poverty in the United States is different from poverty in developing nations. We refer to poverty as relative poverty because people in the United States are poor relative to other people in this coun- try, but would not be considered poor in relation to the people pictured here"(p. 230). What are some ways by which poverty is measured? What scales help to demonstrate economic inequality? 3. What are significant variables used for the measurement of: a) economic poverty? (Chapter 6 addresses economic poverty; cultural poverty is a focus in Chapter 7.)
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2008 for the course SOCIAL WOR 150 taught by Professor Arlene during the Spring '06 term at CSU Sacramento.

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SW150readP_LCh7 - Social Work 150 Section Response to a Reading Assignment Assigned Text Popple Leighninger Chap 7"Poverty The Central Concept pp

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