Household income in the United States

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    Introduction: Webb County, Texas is predominantly Hispanic community along the South Texas border. The majority of the population is economically disadvantaged, which affects their ability to live a healthy lifestyle. The average median household income in Webb County is $35,659, and the poverty rate is approximately 31.8% of the total population which is double the state average.1 As a consequence, school-aged children face the nutritional problem of being food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as the inability to find or acquire food in order to obtain the sufficient amount of nutrients to be healthy. Food insecurity is found more commonly in low-income households that are Hispanic or African American with a single parent.2 The prevalence…

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    Columbus Consolidated Government was officially adopted by Mayor and Council of May 14, 1957. According to the 2016 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus Consolidated Government metro area joins the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which has an estimated population of 501,649. Columbus is directly to the east across the Chattahoochee River from Phenix City, Alabama. Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee…

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    amongst low income homes has grown, this phenomenon for many years. (Schradie, 2011). The divide inequality is the result of difference between citizens that make use of these types of internet services and tools and those citizens who do not have the resources to do so (DiMaggio and Hargittai, 2001) Though income, inequality, internet access and all barriers toward the internet, the relevance, usability, and price/cost considerations are the main factors (Porter & Donthu, 2006). Internet access…

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    Communist Manifesto (1948) that he solidified his stance on power and power relationship within society. Marx’s theory states that, Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other — Bourgeoisie and Proletariat (Walters, 2015). Moreover, his philosophies…

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    the United States vary widely depending on state and region. For example, the state of Mississippi has the highest poverty level of any state, at 22.0 percent (“SAIPE Mississippi”). In the northeast, there is New Hampshire with the lowest level of poverty by state at 8.2 percent (“SAIPE New Hampshire”). In Missouri, the poverty level is 14.8 percent, which is about even with the national level of 13.5 percent as of 2015 (“SAIPE Missouri”). In analyzing the Kansas City metro area, which…

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    of the American Dream (Leondar-Wright & Yeskel, 2007). The American Dream is that anyone can attain enough income to own a home and secure a future for their family if they work hard, (2007) sacrifice, and persevere (Mantsios, 2013). Americans “are trained to identify up the class spectrum and fantasize about getting there” (Collins, Yeskel, & United for a Fair Economy and Class Action, 2013, p. 164). Although there is some class fluidity over the lifetime of many individuals, the reality is…

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    The United States (U.S.) is expected to become more diverse with steady population growth until 2050 in which demographic shifts such as race, ethnicity, and age will necessitate understanding the needs of this diverse population to initiate health and preventative programs (Pérez & Luquis, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to describe demographic characteristics for the city of Franklin, Ohio to include the demographic makeup, ethnicity, and illness and health status; identify trends and…

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    221 Butler February 13, 2015 Racism & Income Disparity: Income Effect Income disparity is an ongoing complication within the United States not only between men and women, but between races. Many people in our country are poor, and the improvement in their lives that the ending of income inequality can bring them is great. For the most part this shifts demand curves from the incomes increasing and decreasing, negatively and positively. Some argue that our society here in America is set up to…

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    Hispanic americans today are in a unique position in the United States’ economy. There are many factors that constitute their wellbeing, which is defined as “the state of being healthy, happy, and wealthy” (Xiao, 2015). I think it is important to understand these factors and their effect on this ethnic group as well as the rest of the economy. It is especially significant to know the economic status of Hispanic Americans based on income, as they make up a large portion of the population and…

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    Living Below the Poverty Line According to the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) in the United States, there are 46.5 million people living under poverty. That means every one of six people in the Untied State are living in poverty. Poverty affects a person’s education, health and also affect the United States economy. The government should provide more resources and financial help for those who lives below the poverty line. In the article “11 Facts About Education and…

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