Sociology 360 - Middle Class Squeeze

Sociology 360 - Middle Class Squeeze - Over 8 in 10...

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The Middle Class Squeeze Everyday Challenges
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LA’s Shrinking Middle The Brookings Institute looked at census-tract data from the 1970 and 2000 census reports and found that whereas 58 percent of neighborhoods in metropolitan areas were middle income in 1970, just 41 percent were in 2000. In L.A., just 28 percent of Los Angeles neighborhoods are middle income. Demographers at Wayne State University found Greater Los Angeles to be the most economically segregated region in the country.
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At the start of the last recession, the cost of many household staples jumped dramatically Source: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/200 8/01/16/24890/new-inflation- data-explain-middle.html
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Source: The Commonwealth Fund
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Who are the uninsured? Nearly 50 million Americans, or 28 percent of the population, went without health insurance for all or part of 2007 The number of uninsured has increased by almost 12 million people since 2001. Nearly one (1) million full-time workers lost their health insurance in 2005.
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Unformatted text preview: Over 8 in 10 uninsured people came from working families almost 70 percent from families with one or more full-time workers and 11 percent from families with part-time workers. The percentage of people (workers and dependents) with employment-based health insurance has dropped from 70 percent in 1987 to 59.5 percent in 2005. Young adults (18-to-24 years old) remained the least likely of any age group to have health insurance in 2005 30.6 percent of this group did not have health insurance. Nearly 40 percent of the uninsured population reside in households that earn $50,000 or more. Sources: The College Board, Annual Survey of Colleges ; National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System . http://www.trends-collegeboard.com/college_pricing/1_4_over_time_constant_dollars_b.html The Gateway to the Middle Costs More: The Rising Cost of College...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course SOCI 360 taught by Professor Sternheimer,karen during the Fall '10 term at USC.

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Sociology 360 - Middle Class Squeeze - Over 8 in 10...

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