Flashcards in Ch 19 - Inequality, Poverty, and Discrimination Deck (10):
Income distribution data can be presented graphically using a...
The degree of inequality is often measured with a...
A test which sets a specific income level and defines a person as poor if his or her income falls below that level is called...
an absolute income test
A test in which people whose incomes fall at the bottom of the income distribution are considered poor is called...
relative income test
The federal government defines a household as poor if the household’s annual income falls below a dollar figure called the...
The percentage of the population that falls below the poverty line is called the...
The array of programs that government provides to alleviate poverty are called...
What is a money payment that a recipient can spend as he or she wishes.
The provision of specific goods and services, such as food or medical services, job training, or subsidized child care rather than cash is called...