Work & Economics - Families, Work, and Economic...

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Families, Work, and Economic Pressures
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Overview In-class Individual 3 “The Second Shift” Childhood poverty. The welfare debate.
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The Second Shift What is it??
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The Second Shift Why does Evan resist doing an equal share of the second shift?
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The Second Shift How do Nancy and Evan solve their impasse over the second shift?
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The Second Shift Based on your own relationships, and those of your friends, do you think men and women share the second shift any more equitably today than they did 30 years ago?
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Childhood Poverty Percentage of children by family income Poverty level = less than $21,200 per year for family of 4 In Canada the cut-off is ~ $33,000 (depends on where you live)
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Childhood Poverty ~ 20% of American children live in poverty This is the highest child poverty rate across all developed countries!! Canada and Australia = 14% United Kingdom and Israel = 10% Norway and Belgium = 4-5%
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Childhood Poverty Why are so many children growing up in poverty?
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Childhood Poverty Why are so many children growing up in poverty? Decreased wages earned by lower educated workers -- number of “working poor” has been increasing steadily since the early 1990’s -- now at about 33% of families. Fewer manufacturing and labor jobs, more high-tech and highly trained service sector jobs International competition forcing down wages for manual labor jobs
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Childhood Poverty Why are so many children growing up in poverty?
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2009 for the course FSHD 257 taught by Professor Payne during the Spring '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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