FHS 213 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Living Wage, Working Poor, Redlining

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A Look at Poverty & Hope:
Lack of income to purchase a basic set of goods and services
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Extent to which an individual does without resource
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Federal poverty threshold:
Established in 1964 by the U.S. government
Backed on food budget x3
Near poverty: 125% of poverty line
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Extreme or severe poverty: at or below 50% of poverty line
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Situational poverty
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Chronic/generational poverty
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Overall poverty rate= 13.5%, so 43.1 million people, 27.3 million people w/o
health care coverage
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Who are the poor?
Racial and ethnic minorities disproportionately more likely to be poor
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Children: 35% of the poor are children under 18
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Women- called the feminization of poverty
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Central city and rural dwellers
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The disabled
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The elderly- relatively low
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The working poor
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The unemployed
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Oregon…
Highest hunger rate among all U.S. states four 4/5 last years
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1 in 5 kids live in 'food insecure' homes
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Issues that impact poverty…
Social inequalities
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Social mobility
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Inadequate job opportunities, medical care, housing, education, disrupted
family life, increased stress
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Lack of a living wage
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Violence and drug use in neighborhoods
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Poverty:
Red-lining: concentrating low income housing into segregated areas of a city
Missed opportunities at home ownerships compound over time
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Housing practices not only segregate people of color from opportunity, but also
produce a highly racialized pattern of wealth accumulation
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Opportunity is uneven- structures and policies are not neutral
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Week 3 Day 2
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:50 PM
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