Poverty

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Poverty

  1. 1. Poverty<br />
  2. 2. General Public’s Understanding<br />
  3. 3. Poverty- the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions<br />
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  11. 11. New Knowledge<br />
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  14. 14. Minimum Wage<br />
  15. 15. When a minimum wage is placed into a free-market economy, it hurts the people at the lowest end of the wage earning spectrum instead of helping them.<br />
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  24. 24. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) formerly known as Welfare<br />
  25. 25. Myths vs. facts<br />Myth: A Huge Chunk of My Tax Dollars Supports Welfare Recipients<br />Fact: Welfare Costs 1 Percent of the Federal Budget<br />
  26. 26. Myths vs. facts<br />Myth: People on Welfare Become Permanently Dependent on the Support<br />Fact: Movement off Welfare Rolls Is Frequent<br />
  27. 27. Myths vs. facts<br />Myth: Most Welfare Recipients Are African American Women<br />Fact: Most Welfare Recipients Are Children-Most Women on Welfare Are White<br />
  28. 28. Myths vs. facts<br />Myth: Welfare Encourages Out-of- Wedlock Births and Large Families<br />Fact: The Average Welfare Family Is No Bigger Than the Average Non-Welfare Family<br />
  29. 29. Usefulness for teachers<br />One in fifty children experience homelessness in America each year, equaling over 1.5 million children.  <br />As the population continues to grow, it is likely that the amount of people living in poverty will increase. <br />
  30. 30. Bias<br />The general public views poverty as the result of personal failures, deficiencies, and/or a lack of responsibility.<br />
  31. 31. The end<br />

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