Prompt - A recent report from Stanford University notes that in the United States, 21 percent of all children are in poverty, a poverty rate?
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Prompt - A recent report from Stanford University notes that in the United States, 21 percent of all children are in poverty, a poverty rate higher than what prevails in virtually all other rich nations. Which theoretical perspective (functionalism or conflict) will you use to explain poverty in the US.
How to address this prompt:
Remember this prompt is about stratification --discuss why US society is stratified, focus on income inequality.
To earn full credit, use poverty among children as an example to discuss stratification in the US society. Discuss main ideas from the theory you are using to explain poverty. For example, if you are using functionalism, use Davis-Moore theory. If you are using conflict theory, focus on exploitative nature of capitalist system and wide gaps in wages of regular workers and the top management.
Please note that any claims you make should be based on facts.
For this discussion you don't have to respond to other post, however you are expected to have an in depth discussion.
- anonLv 41 month ago
- Anonymous2 months ago
That’s not surprising seeing how people are so selfish zx
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- ?Lv 72 months ago
Several years ago during the 2006 recession or so, the US census reported that half of the US population was living at or below poverty level. I can't imagine that it's that much better today. Most of the US working class can't pay for a serious medical problem. Most of us will never be able to retire. A disgusting number of people can't find employment in their career fields even with a degree or post graduate degree. We don't make enough money to educate our kids. The 21% number sounds conservative.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
not a question
Poverty is caused by capitalism. In capitalism, prices and wages are determined by supply-and-demand.
If you cannot provide something that is in short supply, you are screwed
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- 2 months ago
You will never get rid of poverty for the same reason there will always be tall people and short people.
THese are relative terms.
Unless everyone has the exact same amount of money some will be considered rich when compared to average and some will be poor.
What I note about liberals is they despise a variation of results but never question how hard someone is trying.
Lets have equality of effort!