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Technique 38: Poverty and Its Definition
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Miller, Michael. 2010. “Technique 38: Poverty and Its Definition”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Teaching Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes:
To illustrate that the federal government’s definition of poverty is a conservative one, and that, therefore, the actual extent of poverty in America is significantly underestimated. The technique can also help to generate lively discussion about which goods/services (and in what quality and quantity)...

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College 200

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