lecture 4 - Patterns of inequality: How can we reconsider...

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Unformatted text preview: Patterns of inequality: How can we reconsider poverty & affluence FMSC 381 September 15, 2009 Considering Poverty Quiz: National Poverty Rate On average, what percentage of individuals in the US lived below the official poverty threshold in 2008? A. 6.6% B . 13.2% C. 24.6% http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/acs-09.pdf Considering Poverty Quiz: Age and Poverty How do rates of poverty among seniors compare to rates of poverty among children under age 18? A. Twice as many seniors are poor as children. B. Twice as many children are poor as seniors. C. Poverty rates are similar between children and seniors. Child and Elderly Poverty Rates 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% Considering Poverty Quiz: Race, Ethnicity, and Poverty What is the approximate ratio of the number of poor White people to poor Black people in the US?...
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