Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09142010

Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09142010 - etc.) Sociology 360...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Sociology 360 Reading Notes September 14, 2010 Reading: Marger – Social Inequality: Patterns and Processes : “Poverty and the Poor” (Chapter 6) American Class Structure – What Causes Poverty? Essay #2 Announcements, current events Defining poverty Who is poor in America? What causes poverty? Cultural and Structural explanations VIDEO: The Philadelphia Story Return essay THURSDAY: Working poor versus working class Review Myths o Rags to riches o More of a mindset o We look at it optimistically (do not look at our sourcing) o The range (it is rare to move from lower to upper to affluent class) Define Poverty Absolute poverty – absence of the main essential Relative poverty – some access typically to food o More contextual o Looks at what people has to others o Things you need to get by but necessary a necessity (computer, phone, car,
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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)...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 10/27/2010 for the course SOCI 360 at USC.

Page1 / 2

Sociology 360 - Class Notes 09142010 - etc.) Sociology 360...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online