DIF:ModerateREF:Why Is the United States So Different?OBJ:Compare and contrast inequality in the United States with inequality in other advanced economiesMSC: RememberingESSAY1.What does Susan Mayer argue are the effects of income on poor children? How could her research affect the programs (current and future) designed to help poor children?
DIF:ModerateREF:The Culture of PovertyOBJ:Analyze why sociologists and politicians disagree on the reasons why poor people are poorMSC: Remembering2.Discuss the no effect paradigmand suggest how Marlin and his brother could have had a better life using this theory.
DIF:ModerateREF:Poverty amid PlentyOBJ:Discuss the barriers facing children born to poor parents. Include school and parenting impacts,and specifically, the parenting stress hypothesisMSC: Applying3.The parenting stress hypothesisis a paradigm that looks at the psychological aspects of poverty and itseffects on children’s life chances. Discuss this and apply it to Marlin’s situation growing up in poverty. What might be some ways to avoid Marlin’s problems?