Discussion 2: What does it take to live in your home town?
In this assignment you will create a profile for a “fictional family” of four choosing either a family with 2 adults and 2 children, OR a family with 1 single parent and 3 children who reside in the town where you are from. (Note: if you are an international student, your family will live in Whitman County, WA, or Latah County, ID). I'm International student
In the discussion post….
- Describe the age and gender makeup of members in this fictional family, where they live (i.e., town, county, state), which adult(s) work, and the type of job they have. Using the Living Wage Calculator at http://livingwage.mit.edu/, determine theliving wage, poverty wage, and minimum wage for this fictional family living in the county or metropolitan area nearest to your home-town. Look also at the “Typical Expenses” table for your location.
- Considering the age of your fictional-family children, and the typical expenses listed on the Living Wage Table page, what hourly wage would the adult/adults in your family need to make to live comfortably? What are they earning annually at the minimum wage earning? What do they earn annually at poverty wage earnings?
- The Threshold measure of poverty is an objective measure, but what about subjective poverty? Do you think a family earning minimum or poverty wages would be considered well off, average, poor, or very poor in the community where you grew up? Why do you think so? Would you be able to know if a family was living at this income level in your community? How?
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