Black women are disadvantaged to white women in ways that might affect their work force outcomes: they have lower levels of education, they are more likely to be unmarried parents, and they are focused on nontechnical jobs (Pettit and Ewert 2009). Therefore, black women may be lacking social and economic characteristics compared to white women in the labor force. Growth in the wage gap by education can help explain the wage declines of black women. Black women are more likely to drop out of high school than white women, therefore less black women attend college or even complete college. Although black women’s education has increased since the 80s, employed white women were over 13% more likely to have attended college.
Many cities and even states do not contain a single person that qualifies as being a part of the top two percent of wealthiest people in this country. When you become in the top two percent you stay there. The people at the very bottom of the wealth spectrum, which will make-up at least half of the United States population, will share ten to fifteen percent of the total wealth. Let me repeat that, ten to fifteen percent of the total wealth of the United States is split up in-between fifty percent of the United States population. People on average don’t realize what little money they have.
According to Pew Research Center (2015), wealth gap between upper income earning people and the rest of the Americans was the widest on record. For example the center in a report of 2013, found that the net worth of the country’s upper-income households and nearly 70 times that of lower income earning families. 2. How relevant is Marx today--after all he died in the l880 's? Marx is still relevant today since we
The women who get pregnant by accident can also become single parents. Children under six years old need a large amount of care cost. Many poor single parents spends about half of their annual income on child care. A report measured by the Census for 2015 shows 31 percent of children with single mothers live in poverty, when 16 percent of children with single dads live in poverty (). It show single-mom families are more likely to be poor than single-dad families.
Do you think Pro Athletes are getting paid too much to just play a game, or do you think they are getting paid just enough? Surgeons are making under half of what pro athletes are making and one of the poorest places in the world are orphanages, so do you think that pro athletes should be paid over millions of dollars a year? I think that they should be paid a little less than what they are getting now. Orphanages are one of the most poorest places in the world. While Pro athletes are making loads of money are spending it all on cars and big houses, they could be donating it to people who need it.
There are some in the society that even believe that we as a country are winning the war on poverty and that there are less American’s living at or below the poverty level. This is another myth because the number of households with children living on less than $2.00 a day per person has grown 160% since 1996, to a total of 1.65 million families in 2011 (Eichelberger, 2014). These are myths that society needs to see the truth in and gain a better sense of reality on the situation and understand how poverty affects
Our newest civil rights struggle is the income gap between the rich and the poor. Many call a solution to this socialism but without a problem there would be no need for a solution. Tax cuts have enables the richest people to keep almost 99% of their annual income. This has weakened our social security and created an income gap while they pay for almost 50% of the tax revenues in the United States. They have not paid their fair share is almost twenty years.
Buka, Stichick, Birdthistle, & Felton, (2001) found youths from low-income neighborhoods witnessed significantly more severe violence (viz., murders and stabbings) than youths from middle- and upper-income neighborhoods. African American children are three times more likely to live in poverty than Caucasian children. American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian families are more likely than Caucasian and Asian families to live in poverty (Costello, Keeler, & Angold, 2001; National Center for Education Statistics, 2007). Unemployment rates for African Americans are typically double those of Caucasian Americans. African American men working full time earn 72 percent of the average earnings of comparable Caucasian men and 85 percent of the earnings of Caucasian women (Rodgers, 2008).
Although raising their prices is an option it does not necessarily have to go in that route. Business can save money if they increase the wages because they would have less training to do meaning they spend less money on training new employees. Even if businesses raised their prices people would have more money so they could afford to buy the things at the higher prices and there is always the option of price controls to keep things from being too much. Then there is the motivation for advancement. This argument is reasonable in that some people would lack advancement but most would want better jobs as minimum wage paying jobs are not the most decent.
The main focus of this approach is getting people to retire later, but people with higher incomes enjoy higher life expectancies. This could result in people with lower incomes to work a higher percentage of their life than their wealthier counterparts. Andrew Biggs, a retirement policy expert at American Enterprise Institute, stated about this approach, “You’re essentially punishing low-income people for a problem they didn’t cause.” (New York
The film, “Land of the Free, Home of the Poor,” by the PBS NewsHour talks about the inequality in the United States First, my reaction to this film was surprisingly disgusted, because we think we live in a country is more fairly economically distributed, but the truth is we do not. Second, what I learned about this film was how unequal our country is. The PBS NewsHour states that, “The top 20% of Americans now hold 84% of U.S. wealth, and more and more families are falling out of the middle class.” This mean the riches owns more 84% of the wealth in the country and the middle class and the low class owns the rest. Third, what I found most surprising was the fact that Sweden was has a more economic equality for rich class, middle class and low
In today’s society, the separation of social classes and the variation of socioeconomic statuses continue to increase. According to “Class in America,” which was published in Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, wealth distribution in the United States has continued to change over the years. It appears that the rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer. Due to the way wealth is distributed in today’s society there are 3.4 million homeless individuals in the United States (Mantsios, 2009). As a result of the wealth distribution in our society, more individuals are being considered lower class as a result of their socioeconomic status.
Introduction The income for minimum wage should be higher to be fairer to poor people and to fix the American money distribution system. In 2009 the top 1% of Americans has almost 3x more money than the bottom 80% of Americans (Inequaity.org). If the upper class were paid less and the lower class were paid more that would help fix the money distribution system. Wages and Salaries There are 3 different income classes that make different salaries. Lower class (makes the least), middle class, and upper class (makes the most).
Therefore, helping poverty is a major demand in the country due to a large group of impoverished people, and increase the minimum wage is beneficial to poverty people and also low paid workers. We can see that in the news or in some neighborhood, poverty people don’t have a good live because they can only or even can’t fulfil their basic needs. Increase minimum wage can improve their quality of living, because they have extra money to spend and fulfil their needs. Helping poverty people and increasing their income can absolutely reduce the group size of poverty. It is a good sign in every country, especially the United States, because there are 46.7 million people in poverty and this number had been increased past several years (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015).
Social Class is ‘’a division of a society based on social and economic status: people from different social classes and walks of life” It’s said people living in poverty have lower graduation rates and are more likely to drop out of school. The United States has a large amount of high school dropouts each year. In 2009 statics have shown lower income family household are five times more likely