University of Houston Effects of the Covid19 Pandemic in the US Economy Discussion


You will need to watch this video about povery in America and answer the following questions: 

  • How has the face of poverty changed in the last 50 years? Since the beginning of the pandemic?
  • In the video, you saw an example of a suburban mom raising children.  She is employed but unable to make ends meet. Poverty caused by underemployment, divorce, or death of a spouse or partner is increasing in the U.S. How does this increase affect the larger part of society?
  • Explain how the pandemic has affected the working class and the poorest people around the world.
  • How will parents socialize their children differently in this changing economic atmosphere?
  • How does relative poverty affect the quality of life for individuals? Families? Children? Society as a whole?