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Unformatted text preview: Race & Poverty (2/9/10) H ispanics and Blacks are disproportionately impoverished I nner City & Ru ral areas have highest poverty rates Questions to ask * test* 1. Who is poor 2. Where are the poor 3. What are the t rends a. Up & down 1. What are the overall taxation credits in our country? a. Big anti-tax: income goes up for wealthy (G.W. Bush) b. Wealth goes downward to poor (Bill Clinton) Gini-coefficient from 0-1.0 0= every person in nation has same income 1.0= every person has different income 1967= .397 gone up 2007=.463 3 policy solution * test* Living wage include increase min. wage remedy to offset daycare cost, housing, & health insurance* Equitable Pay Equal pay for equal work Women make .60/.77 to the dollar in comparison to men M id 1960-90's Poverty rate t r iples for kids & elderly ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course RELIGION 0833 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Temple.
- Fall '09