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Poverty notes - Poverty The rich get richer Growing gap...

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Poverty The rich get richer Growing gap between the haves and the have nots Decline in the economic well-being of the middle class The Dynamics of Poverty In the 1960s Michael Harrington and Oscar Lewis suggested that the poor get trapped in a “culture of poverty” as a result of having values and behaviours that make them “fundamentally different” from others. 1. National statistics indicate that most poverty is short, lasting one year or less. 2. Since the number of people who live in poverty remains fairly constant, this means that as many people move into poverty as move out of it. Statistics Something to think about! More than 1:4 experience poverty for at least one year More than a million were poor from 1996-2001 One in six children under the age of 19 live in poverty Since 1982 and 2002 the number of food banks doubled. How do we define who is Living in Poverty? How do we define poverty? Low-income-cut-offs
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course SOC 136 taught by Professor I during the Spring '10 term at Seneca.

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