Poverty And Poverty Analysis

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In our book Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach by James M. Henslin, states that one-fifth of United states population is in the poor or working class, this translates to over 60 million people (Henslin, 2017, pg.263). These people are all classified as poor. Education is a big factor of poverty and is a beneficial aspect to the future of individual people and their families lives. Low education is an aspect of poverty because it can make it harder to get a job in the future, leads to a loop of poverty in your family and you will not be paid as much. Barack Obama even promoted education by saying "The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education" (Barack Obama).
For someone to technically be in poverty, they must fall under the poverty line. In our book Sociology: A Down to Earth Approach by James M.Henslin, it tells us that the poverty line is a line that U.S government draws to determine who is in poverty. This measure was determined in the 1960’s when poor people were thought to spend one-third of their income on food. The book continues to explain that each year the government calculates a low-cost food budget and multiplies it by three. Then the families who incomes are below this amount are classified as poor. (Henslin, 2017, Pg. 283) As stated in an article, Low Education as a Poverty Trap by Servaas van Der Berg et. Al, it tells us that education plays an important role in the labor market. Then it continues by explaining that education level affects a

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