Characteristics of the Poor in 2018
Use the Income and Poverty 2018 attached report by the U.S. census to answer the following questions. Please be sure to answer in complete sentences.
What were the percentage and total number of people who were living in poverty in 2018? (pg 12)
What were the percentage and total number of non-Hispanic Whites, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics who were living in poverty in 2018? (pg 15) Which one of these groups had the highest total number of those living in poverty in 2018?
What were the poverty rate for males and females in 2018? (pg 15) Research and find what the feminization of poverty means and two reasons it exist.
What were the percentage and total number of people who were born in America (Native born Americans) compared to those who were born in other countries (foreign born individuals) who lived in poverty in 2018? (pg 16) Based on the total numbers, if you met someone in this country who is poor and is receiving government assistance, who do you think this person is most likely to be—a native born American or a foreign born America? Please be sure to explain the reasoning for your answer.
What were the percentage and total number of people under the age of 18 who lived in poverty in 2018? (pg 15) Based on your own research, what country has the lowest percentage of childhood poverty? Be sure to provide the name of the country along with their childhood poverty rate.
In 2018, what was the poverty rate of people without a high school diploma; the poverty rate of those with a high school diploma but with no college; the poverty rate for those with some college; and the poverty rate for those with at least a bachelor’s degree? (pg 17) What do these varying rates say about the relationship between education and poverty?