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Unformatted text preview: etc.) Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 14, 2010 Poverty is associated with obesity in the United States Official poverty U.S. guidelines ** Watched PowerPoint presentation on HHS Poverty Guidelines ** Federal Register Single - $10,830 Two person household - $14,570 Three person household - $18,310 Each additional family member adds $3,740 Rates slightly higher in Hawaii and Alaska Critics argue that rates in Hawaii and Alaska do not match the poverty rate California minimum wage = $8 p/hr o $16,000/40 hrs p/week, 50 weeks a year Federal minimum wage is $7.25 p/hr o $14,500/40hrs p/week, 50 weeks a year Long Term Poverty Trends Table 6-2 (pg. 146) Table 6-3 (pg. 147) Table 6-1 (pg. 148)...
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