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Unformatted text preview: Poverty - if someone falls below a certain level, they are labeled as in poverty Unemployment - those who are actively searching for work but cannot find it Absolute - minimal level of sustenance - if you are below a certain threshold, you are in poverty (fam of 4, income of 21000 or less) Relative - floating standard - judged to be disadvantaged based on the standards of the nation as a whole (the luxuries you have relative to others) Who in the US are poor? People % population % in poverty Blacks 12 27 Hispanics 11 25 Female headed households 18 53...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08