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Changing American Families

Social Work / Family Therapy / Human Services

Quiz 4 :

Families and the Economic System

Quiz 4 :

Families and the Economic System

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The percentage of Americans in poverty __________ in the late 1990's and __________ since 2000.
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C

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Which group is most likely to be poor?
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A

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Aulette reported that Americans on average
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C

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The average American family debt load has increased in the past fifty years.In 2007 debt was _____ percent of income for the average family.
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The Great U-turn refers to the
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The federal government funding program that provides subsidies to poor families to help with housing costs and gives money to programs that provide shelter,health care,or services for homeless people is referred to as
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Race ethnicity,age,and household type influence an individual's chances of being poor.Which of the following groups has the highest rate of poverty according to the U.S.Census Bureau in 2009?
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The median percentage of family income contributed by working wives has increased in the past forty years.What is the approximate contribution determined by Bureau of Labor Statistics as reported in Aulette?
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Sociologists call the organization of the production and distribution of the necessities of life the __________ system.
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The types of jobs available to American workers have changed in the past quarter century.Which of the following best describes the change?
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On average,workers who have lost their jobs report that their new jobs pay ________ and are ______ likely to provide health care benefits.
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According to the Census Bureau the poverty threshold for a single person is __________.It is __________ for a family of two and __________ for a family of three.
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The economic growth experienced by the United States for almost thirty years after World War II (1945-1973)was a result of
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Aulette identified three strategies families use to maintain shelter despite the rising costs.All of the following are included EXCEPT:
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How are American families dealing with the current decline in the economy as discussed by Aulette?
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In 2001 there was about one job opening for every unemployed person.In 2009,there were ___________ unemployed workers for every job opening.
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Race ethnicity,age,and household type influence our chances of being poor.Who of the following has the highest rate of poverty according to the U.S.Census Bureau?
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According to Aulette,economists generally recommend that families should pay a maximum of _________ of their household income for housing and consider spending _________ or more excessive.
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Approximately what percent of Americans say they are concerned that they might lose their job?
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Textbook author Aulette asserts that the most important factor(s)in the creation of poverty and homelessness is/are
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