Lecture 4 Poverty

Lecture 4 Poverty - Quiz 4 1) Eitzen, Zinn, and Smith...

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1) Eitzen, Zinn, and Smith define and describe 5 types of “poor” in the text (old poor, new poor, working poor, near poor, and severely poor), briefly explain/define 2 . 2) E, Z, and S discuss 4 MYTHS about poverty in the US (refusal to work, welfare dependency, the poor get special advantages, and welfare is an African American and Latino program). Please pick 1 and utilize what you’ve learned from the text to explain why it is a myth. Quiz 4
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The Century Foundation, “Studies show that life chances differ profoundly depending on the circumstances into which a child is born. ..Only a small share of children of the poor end up earning high incomes – most remain in or near poverty” (Wasow 2004). 7% of those born in the bottom fifth income tier end up in the top tier. (This study followed children born between 1942 and 1972) How might this number vary today in this economic climate? The American Dream?
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