SOC_105 Poverty- Assignment 2

SOC_105 Poverty- Assignment 2



For this assignment, I would like for you to research information and estimate what a family of four (two parents, two young children) in your area (or where you’re from) would have to pay annually food, toiletries, housing,utilities, health care, medical/prescriptions, transportation, child care, clothing, laundry, taxes, insurance, household items, education, miscellaneous things like internet, cable, phones/cell plans, subscriptions, pets, emergencies.

What figures do you end up with? 

How does this sum of money compare with the official poverty line of $22,213 in 2010 for a family of four?

Can a family survive on an income near the poverty line? Why or why not? 

In what ways does growing up in a poor family limit the chances of children to succeed as adults? 

Would you support policies or programs to assist a family like this? What would you recommend should be done?

Lastly, just for fun, complete this exercise at this website and click SPENT and then accept the challenge, and then DO NOT PUSH EXIT and share what day you ran out of money. What are thoughts on the activity? 

Due DateSep 29, 2022 11:59 PM