The Federal Poverty Line: America’s Inadequate Indicator

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Economic indicators used for this poster were based upon our deeply flawed Federal Poverty Line indices. It already makes for a tragic read.

Economic indicators used for this poster were based upon our deeply flawed Federal Poverty Line indices. It already makes for a tragic read.

Here is an article which will give you more insight into the truth of American poverty which has never been accurately or effectively measured: Federal Poverty Line Doesn’t Adequately Reflect Cost of Living in America.

Literature regarding poverty that you will find interesting:

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Faces of Poverty by Jill Duerr Berrick

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

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A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D., Book Review

Please take some time to look at this worksheet from A Framework for Understanding Poverty, especially the Mental Models section starting on page 5. It will acclimate you very quickly: 10 Actions to Educate Students Worksheet

Also, take a few moments to see the video below on how Time & Money is perceived and utilized amongst the various economic classes:

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