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Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society Chapter 7-10
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In the United States, the relative poverty line is set:
as a percentage of median income.
Some conservatives believe that rich people are entitled to hundreds of times the income of regular people because:
All of the above.
When exploring if the poverty line is set at a realistic level,
None of the above
How many Americans are living below the poverty line?
If income were distributed equally in this country, the Lorenz curve would be:
A diagonal line rising from left to right.
We wish to compare the income distribution in two countries using a Gini coefficient. If Country A has a Gini coefficient of .197, which of the following would indicate a country with a more equal distribution?
When exploring if non-cash benefits should be counted,
Both A and B
Liberals criticize trickle-down theory because:
inequality is increasing, but the number of people below the poverty line has remained the same.
An absolute definition of poverty is:
Neither A nor B
The General Social Survey found that:
none of the above.
Panel studies are:
Someone who has a low-paying and insecure job might be referred to as:
Most media discussion of the problem of poverty in the United States focuses on the population known as:
all of the above.
Which of these is NOT a factor of poverty as a result of individual characteristics?
Liberals and radicals tend to view poverty in terms of...
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