Ch 15- Employment policies
Employment is a necessary condition for the financial security of nonaged households.
Jobs must be there. If you make them search for work.
Aggregate demand policies- Hard to manage because we will always have recessions,
Flawed Character-supply side policies to change personal characteristics
Restricted Opportunities-demand side policies to increase employment
Big Brother-eliminate government programs
Trend distortions when seeking trends in inequality (affe
Safety nets exist within society to help those worse off who arent able to
necessarily help themselves. There is much debate as to which countries/regions
throughout the world have the most successful wel
Pike county is located in Southern Ohio near the counties of Ross, Scioto and Adams.
Pike county falls under the county seat of Waverly and this county was named after famous
explorer, Zebulon Pike. As of
Inequality and Poverty
Inequality in the US
Compared to other Nations
USA: 46% in Highest 20%, 5% in Lowest 20%
Bolivia: 59% in Highest 20%, 2% in Lowest 20% (High inequality)
Japan: 36% in Highest 20%, 11% in Lowest 20% (Low inequality)
Ways of Measur
Chapter 3 Counting The Poor
Poverty: Drawing a Line
- Distribution of income is a continuum, stretching from the lowest-income individual
to the individual with the highest income.
Challenge is to identify who is poor
Two distinct approaches used to ide
Being Poor in the Land of Plenty
Almost 33 million Americans are poor, a third of them children under 18
Poverty is measured according to family size and total household income
o $18,400 is the poverty line for a family of four
o Pembroke Towns
Where Problems Persist
One sixth of the nation is rural and many rural residents are needy.
Those who live in rural places are among the poorest and least provided for
o Access to human, educational, social, and health care services, housing
Central Appalachia Still the Other America
1. Who are the Central Appalachian Poor?
- Characteristics similar to those of most affluent Americans
o Tend to by white, largely of Anglo-Saxon ethnicity, protestants
- Most white Appalachians are of Celtic,