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Lecture 8

SOC100H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Upper Class, Working Poor, International Inequality

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Jayne Baker

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-No ocial agree upon denion of povertyonly common terms related to
-Absolute poverty: what‘s considered essenal to survive. (ex. bread, milk,
diapers), or how much you’re making a year? You are poor if you can’t make
those purchases. So, either make those purchases, or you can’t.
-Relave poverty: you might be considered poor if you make less than
people in your neighborhood. Its relave in terms of what you make to
-LICO (low-income cuto5). This is from stascs of Canada, although it is not
ocial. As a level of income at which more than 63% of that income is spent
on basic necessies of food, clothing, and shelter.
-If you spent over 63% of your incomes on the basic necessies, you are
below the LICO. (ex. Families living from pay cheque to pay cheque.)
-Average Canadian spent 43% on food, clothing, and shelter.
-LICO can be community specic. The actual cuto5 can various from
community to community. (ex. shelter from peel region can cost di5ers from
another region in Canada.)
Class in Canada:
-Upper class: income earned from wealth (ex. Income from stocks).
Inheritable wealth.
- “Under” class, somemes refer to as lower class: group of Canadians below
the working class. (ex. Canadians who are supported by social assistance.
Canadians who receive benets from government)
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