Research Papers On Poverty In America
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Poverty In America
This 25 page report discusses poverty in America and its impact on quite nearly every problem in America - crime, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, AIDS, spouse abuse, malnutrition, school drop-out rates and more. Since the 1960s and 1970s, policymakers have fiercely debated the appropriate role of government in providing solutions to these problems. Treating only the symptoms of poverty is costly, and trying to eliminate poverty by isolating the poor sacrifices the approach proven to be most effective: integration into mainstream society. This report examines some of the most significant impacts of poverty in modern America. Bibliography lists 22 sources.
This 10 page paper begins with a table depicting the poverty thresholds. The writer then presents the data on poverty in this country, including the improvements during the 1990s and then the increased numbers. Possible causes of poverty are reported and discussed. The essay ends with suggested strategies to reduce poverty. 1 Table included. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 6 page paper explores the root causes of poverty. The author considers the contention of author John Iceland that poverty is a relative phenomenon. Bibliography lists 1 source.
This 10 page paper provides an overview of poverty in America and the role played by the nuclear family. Several areas are explored. The paper concludes that the decline of the nuclear family in America is in part responsible for the proliferation of poverty. Other theories of poverty are explored including the Culture of Poverty thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 7 page paper evaluates the history of poverty in America as it respects women. Solutions to poverty are explored. The paper argues for a moderate resolution to the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 6 page paper examines poverty in the United States and how one can explore it through three models--conflict theory, symbolic interactionism and the functionalist perspective. These three paradigms are defined and used to analyze poverty in America. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 12 page paper looks at poverty in America from a Marxist perspective. Many concepts are defied and explored inclusive of social stratification. Income parameters are discussed in depth and racial issues are also addressed. A Marxist view is supported. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
Changing Attitudes Towards the Poor: This 6-page comparative essay considers the disparate attitudes of Jacob Riis, Erskine Caldwell, Michael Katz, and Michael Harrington relevant to poverty in America. Their works are examined for clues as to each author’s particular view on issues concerning the poor, and how these may have been formed by the times in which they lived. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SNPovert.doc
A 5 page research paper that summaries chapter 3 of John Iceland's Poverty in America: A Handbook. No additional sources cited.
A 5 page summation of the main points presented by John Iceland in chapter 4 of his text Poverty in America. No additional sources cited.