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Sociological Analysi - Poverty and Economic Inequality Collect the 3 rd reaction cards Are you poor What’s the consequence of “poverty” on

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Unformatted text preview: Poverty and Economic Inequality Collect the 3 rd reaction cards Are you poor? What’s the consequence of “poverty” on you? How do you define “poverty”? Absolute poverty The lacking of resources which leads to hunger and physical deprivation Relative poverty A deficiency in material and economic resources compared with some other population Poverty threshold (An absolute poverty measure) $1 per day in most of the developing world $2 per day in Latin America $4 per day in Eastern Europe $14.4 per day in industrial countries $14.4*30=$432 • How will you spend your money when you earn $432 per month? A relative poverty measure Median household income-you are considered poor if your household income is less than 50% of the median household income in your country BUT, poverty is multidimensional “The human poverty index”- deprivation of a long, healthy life-deprivation of knowledge-deprivation in decent living standard Poverty thresholds: 2009 Persons in family Poverty line 1 $ 10,830 2 14,570 3 18,310 4 22,050 5 25,790 6 29,530 7 33,270 8 37,010 For each additional person, add 3,740 How do we get the “poverty thresholds”?-a 1955 Agriculture department survey “people with three or more members spent one-third of their income on food at the time, the poverty line was set at three times of minimum cost of an adequate diet ”...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course 920 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Sociological Analysi - Poverty and Economic Inequality Collect the 3 rd reaction cards Are you poor What’s the consequence of “poverty” on

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