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Unformatted text preview: 2008, the official U.S. poverty rate was 12.6% 37 million Americans live in poverty in 2008 Poverty rates vary among the states (New Jersey: 6.8%) New Hampshire 5.6% Mississippi 20.1% District of Columbia 21.3% Children are more likely than adults to live in poverty The higher the educational attainment, the lower the possibility of being poor Women are more likely than men to live below the poverty line Female-headed single-parent households are more likely to be living in poverty than other types of family structures Concentration poverty in minority inner city neighborhoods (blacks, Hispanics.) How do you think about welfare assistance and welfare recipients? American attitudes toward welfare and welfare recipients are generally negative Do you agree that People who receive welfare are lazy, have no work ethic, and prefer to have a free ride on welfare rather than work? Do you agree that Most welfare mothers have large families with many children? Do you agree that Welfare benefits are granted to many people who are not really poor or eligible to receive them? Three common myths Reality (of myth 1): 1. Most recipients of cash benefits and food stamps are children 2. Unemployed adult welfare recipients may...
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