Poverty and Young Adults
This exercise focuses on the effects of various social characteristics on poverty. It is based on the sociological assumption that patterns exist in relation to poverty in society. There is a wide range of sociological research and media coverage on poverty. It is generally accepted that women are more likely to be poor than men, the better educated are less likely to be poor than the poorly educated, and blacks are more likely to be poor than others. The stereotypical media image of poverty is the inner-city ghetto. Thus there is the widespread assumption that urban people are more likely to be poor than those who live in other types of places.
- Diagram a causal relationship between an independent variable and a dependant variable.
- Diagram a causal relationship between four independent variables and a dependant variable.
- Construct a crosstabulation to investigate the relationship between an independent variable and a dependant variable.
- Explain the relationship between gender, race/ethnicity, educational level, type of geographic area and poverty among young adults.
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