Politics and Government 9.11.06

Politics and Government 9.11.06 - Household incomes are...

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Politics and Government Monday, September 11, 2006 Chapter 3 U.S. population is about 300 million people (3 rd largest being China and India) Population per square mile: 79 today 4.5 people per square mile in 1790 Roughly know the percentages of White (68%), Hispanic, Black, Asian Age of population – total age of population is ageing (Baby Boomers retiring) Smaller families, later birth rates, more single families Religious Language barriers (should English be the national language) Family households, increase in divorce rates, non-heterosexuals more organized and more attention
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Unformatted text preview: Household incomes are rising Find the definition / calculation of the poverty line Poverty rate, large drop from 1960 to 1970 (~20% to 10%) The War on Poverty Lyndon Johnson Women in the workforce 1950 (~30%) to 2000 (~60%) Cost of living has gone up double living Increased education among women entering more higher level jobs More single moms-change over time more diverse-...
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