EXAM 2 REVIEW

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EXAM 2 REVIEW Topics for study: X How is poverty defined & measured in the US? (federal poverty line, etc.) [from beginning of semester] A Poverty < Minimum adequate diet x 3, Designed as a measure of “income inadequacy” (i.e., it measured what was NOT enough to live on) A family of four is considered poor if the family’s income is below $19,971 2. Relative vs. absolute measures of poverty [from beginning of semester] Relative is a measure of poverty compared to others, example GDP, or average income/wealth Absoulte measures are – food/shelter costs, child deaths, life expantancey H Explanations of poverty (individual vs. structural causes/determinants of poverty) (know what types of things are individual-level or structural factors; human capital theory; social & cultural capital; residential segregation; deindustrialization; discrimination; etc.) [from beginning of semester] Individual level- Human capital, social capital, cultural capital Structural level- Geographical, deindustrialization, discrimination
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course SOC 421 taught by Professor Hatton during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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