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1

10% own __% of total global wealth.

86.

2

__% live on less than $2 per day.

25.

3

What do inequities look at?

- Concentration of wealth in 1%.
- Social and economic inequality.
- Making economic structures and power relations in society fairer.

4

Poverty Penalty

Penalized for being poor: phenomenon that poor people tend to pay more to eat, buy, and borrow than the wealthy.

5

Problems with the homeless count.

- Point in time “count” - accurately captures homelessness in its various manifestations.
- Individuals must self-identify.
- Concealed homeless.
- Is one day representative?

6

Trends in homelessness.

- More men than women.
- Aging homeless population.

7

What did Hans-Georg Gadamer say?

We are condemned to make meaning.

8

Empathy

The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another person or group.

9

What did the game "Spent" demonstrate?

That poverty is a no win situation, and the poverty penalty, where money is lost no matter what you do.

10

Poverty is multidimensional. Explain.

Includes dimensions of:
- Food insecurity.
- Poor housing.
- Unemployment.
- Psychological distress.
- Powerlessness.
- Hopelessness.
- Lack of access to health care, education, transport.
- Vulnerability.

11

What is demonstrated by the song "Date With Poverty" by Metal Church?

How poverty is multidimensional.

12

What is the purpose of cheques in "Date With Poverty" by Metal Church?

Buying time.

13

Social Inequality

Groups do not have equal social status, class, and networks.

14

What needs to be understood to understand social inequality? Just know the two broad groups.

Income, wealth, power, occupational prestige, schooling, and ancestry, gender, race/ethnicity.

15

Social Class

“Social classification."

16

What is the Marxist understanding of poverty.

Social class tied to ownership of means of production and authority and expertise, and exploitation of workers.

17

Why does social class have to be understood differently today than in the past?

New forms of: commercial goods and services (i.e. digital, entertainment, sports) & social mobility.

18

Social Mobility

Moving up or down in social class.

19

Social Stratification

Classification of people into groups based on shared socio-economic conditions.

20

Socio-Economic Status

The combination of economic and social circumstances that shape one’s experiences as a member of a given class.

21

What affects socio-economic status?

Occupation (prestige), education, income, power (wealth).

22

Higher ___ and status in a social hierarchy are likely to coincide.

Income.

23

Greater ___ for those with higher SES.

Privileges.

24

Greater ___ for those with lower SES.

Risk.

25

SES is now more ___ than ever before.

Empirical.

26

Characteristics and rates of poverty depend on how poverty and economic inequality are ___.

Defined.

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Poverty

Traditionally defined as the lack of resources necessary for material well-being.

28

Absolute Poverty

Chronic absences of the basic necessities of life.

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Relative Poverty

Deficiency in material and economic resources compared with some other population.

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Measures of Human Poverty

Tell us how many or what percentage of people are living in poverty in a given year.