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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Milan Price II on Monday October 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 447 at Oregon State University taught by L. Richards in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see /class/224549/hdfs-447-oregon-state-university in Human Dev And Family Sciences at Oregon State University.

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O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O HDFS 447 Families and Poverty Midterm Study Guide Describe howwhen the current US poverty index was developed What are some of the criticisms of the ability of the index to measure poverty today Which groups of people are currently more likely to be poor in the US Why are these groups more likely to be poor than others Identify some of the underlying values and beliefs that have shaped the American approach to explaining and alleviating poverty and briefly discuss how this is reflected in our social policies How have changes in assistance programs over the last century reflected changing views of the proper roles for women Describe the incentives and disincentives that lowskilled mothers face when making choices between welfare and work What factors make it easier for lowincome mothers to engage in paid work What were some of the fundamental changes made to welfare in the 1996 reforms According to research how well have reforms worked to reduce the number of families on assistance and how well have reforms worked to reduce poverty What are some of the potential effects of poverty on child physical health cognitiveacademic abilities and mental healthsocial healthwell being Identify some some concrete examples from There Are No Children Here to illustrate these consequences Compare childcare policies in the United States to those in other developed countries in terms of a who benefits from them b the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care children receive and c how this reflects different societal views of childcare as a private versus public good What are some of the effects of poverty on LaJoe and the other adults in There Are No Children Here Identify different explanations for poverty How well does each explanation for poverty fit the family portrayed in There Are No Children Here What kinds of programs and policies might have been helpful in order to help the Rivers family Describe the social and historical forces that have led to economic disadvantage for immigrants Black Americans Mexican Americans and Native Americans Describe the Head Start and VISTA programs of the War on Poverty as depicted in the films Given A Chance and In Service To America What was their mission How did these programs threaten the established social and economic structures How did those in power react to these policies According to the film In This Affluent Society what forces served to create the political impetus for the War on Poverty In other words what social and economic changes were occurring in the country at that time that motivated politicians to take action Why is the Kotlowitz book titled There are no children here Find specific examples to demonstrate how the childhoods of Pharoah Lafeyette and the other children were robbed by poverty Think broadly about what children need in orderto ensure healthy development What kinds of programs do other developed countries have in place to support children and families Who benefits from these programs What keeps the US from developing similar programs How do other countries fund the programs that they offer to families How is poverty in the US a structural problem


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