Who Are the Poor?
In this assignment, we will perform a simple analysis of poor households in the United States, considering whether certain kinds of households are more likely to be poor and what sorts of households make up the largest proportion of the poor. Students will be looking at three characteristics that may be associated with poverty: race, age, and family type.
- You will learn why it is important to understand what percentages refer to (percentage of what?!)
- You will gain some experience writing about simple, two-variable tables.
- You will learn something about what kinds of households in the United States are at greatest risk of being poor.
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