The Census Bureau today released data indicating that the overall poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent — a statistically significant increase from 14.3 percent in 2009. This represents 46.2 million people living in poverty in 2010
- less wealthy than the other classes and may even face poverty.
- lower class societies are generally expected to have more social problems such as teenage pregnancy, child abuse, unemployment, and divorce.
- “low class” self who works at a dead-end job and does meaningless work
- view higher education to be something unattainable
- depends on society for help
Famous people or role model stories
- JK Rowling: She began writing the series while she was on welfare and by incorporating some of the darker elements of her own life - the loss of her mother and battle with depression - into the novels, Rowling's books became a success after an initial press of 1,000 sold out, giving way to Potter mania.
- Oprah Winfrey: Surely the most well-known rags-to-riches story of our era is the story of Oprah Winfrey. Having been born into abject poverty in rural Mississippi, Winfrey went from being a young girl clothed in potato sacks (literally) to the richest and most powerful female media mogul in the world. Winfrey was able to accomplish this by moving from a disruptive and abusive household in with her stricter father.
- Jay Z: Carter began as a rapper and went on to become involved in everything from nightclubs and clothing to being a part owner of the New Jersey Nets. As of 2009, Carter was worth over $150 million according to Forbes, and seems to be broadening his reach in the business world.
3. Pro’s and Con’s of each class (not specified in that distinct manner more subliminal)
- At some point you realize that you don't need many material things to make you happy. - Qualify for many programs that the middle class cannot benefit from, but can pay for... - You become a master at budgeting You appreciate things like eating out more, I'll only go out and…