Poverty Threshold/Living Wage Activity 1. Without looking, guess the 2021 povert


Poverty Threshold/Living Wage Activity
1. Without looking, guess the 2021 poverty thresholds (annual gross family income) for a single person, family of 2, 3, 4 & 5. Write down your answers for all five family sizes.
2. Compare your guesstimates to the actual Poverty Thresholds (Links to an external site.)
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/income-poverty/historical-poverty-thresholds.html
3. Go to The Living Wage Calculator (Links to an external site.)
https://livingwage.mit.edu/
4. Search for “Reading, PA” OR if you are not local to Reading choose a city close to where you live.
5. Compare the living, poverty and minimum wages. What do you notice? Why is there such a disparity?
6. Now let’s look at Poverty Demographics.
Go to Poverty USA (Links to an external site.)https://www.povertyusa.org/data
Review the Poverty Demographics
What do you notice about poverty differences by:
Race
Gender
Employment
Disability status
Age?
What do you account for these differences?


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