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 SOC 319 - Exam #3 Study Guide  Posted October 27, 2008; Exam is Monday, November 3 rd Exam 3 Format Part 1. Multiple Choice:   25 questions @ 3 points each  = 75 points Part 2. Analysis (Short Answer):   5 of 6 questions @ 5 points each  = 25 points Poverty in the U.S. 1. What were the main points of the movie “In This Affluent Society”?  War on poverty, Appalachia, Northern  Immigration (hope and disillusionment), still ran into poverty there, Then actual war on poverty – became  overshadowed by war overseas (Vietnam)  2. What are the main issues facing the working poor, as described in the Lalasz article? 3. What are the main points of the DeParle article?  What are examples of how Wisconsin’s privatized welfare  program failed to achieve its goals? 4. What were the major goals and outcomes of the 1996 welfare reform act?  o Established temporary assistance for needy families Moved from federal government to state government 5 year time limit Work requirements  o Tightened/altered eligibility standards for: Supplemental security income (SSI) child disability benefits  Food stamps and other benefits  Child nutrition programs o Restricted eligibility for welfare and other public benefits for: Recent immigrants (except emergency medical services) Able-bodied childless adults (unless working or training)  o Required states to enforce child support orders  o Provided resources for foster care data systems and federal child welfare custody study o Established block grants for states to provide childcare for working parents  o Bars TANF for life for people convicted of drug related crimes 5. Who are the poor in the U.S.? o 31.1 million in 2000 = about 10% of the US population o 18% are welfare poor (people who receive government $) (~2% of population) o “deserving poor”  11.6 million people (~37% poor) 3.4 elderly (~11% poor) o 57% women o 53% racial/ethnic minorities (among blacks and Hispanics – about twice the national average) o Less educated: but education more protective for NHW than for blacks or Hispanics o Less than half are chronically poor 6. How have the lives of the poor improved or worsened in recent decades in terms of income and wealth  inequality? 7. What are the living conditions of the poor in the U.S.? (i.e., food insecurity, housing, health care, luxuries,  etc.) 8. What is the relationship between poverty, education and race/ethnicity in the U.S.? 9.
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