9._Poverty_and_Welfare

9_Poverty_and_Welfa - Poverty and Welfare Poverty Rates Group Living in Poverty Native Americans 25.1 Blacks 24.9 Cambodians Hmong Laotian 22.5

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Poverty and Welfare
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Poverty Rates Group % Living in Poverty Native Americans 25.1 Blacks 24.9 Cambodians, Hmong, Laotian 22.5 Latinos 21.4 Pacific Islanders 16.7 Koreans 15.5 Vietnamese 13.8 Chinese 13.1 Whites 9.4 Japanese 8.6 Asian Indians 8.2 Filipinos 6.9 About 12% of AAs live in poverty, compared to 9.4% of whites About 13% of Asian children and about 11% of White children lived in poverty. Among people aged 65 and older, the poverty rate was about 13% for Asians and about 7% for Whites.
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Theories of Poverty Structural-Cultural Limited opportunities Immigration status Educational opportunity Role models and social networks Teen pregnancy Unemployment A student survey conducted by TEENS ON TARGET participants at a middle school in Oakland found that half of the 150 students responding had witnessed a stabbing or a shooting. Only 12% of 11th graders said that they felt "very safe at school," yet most of Oakland middle and high school students receive no violence prevention messages or skills training at all.
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course ETHS 220 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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9_Poverty_and_Welfa - Poverty and Welfare Poverty Rates Group Living in Poverty Native Americans 25.1 Blacks 24.9 Cambodians Hmong Laotian 22.5

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