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Equal Pay - 1,688 words
Pay equity means of eliminating sex and race discrimination in the wage-setting system. The wage gap is currently at 73 cents to the dollar. That means the wage gap has narrowed by less than a half penny per year. There are currently two laws that protect against wage discrimination, The Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits unequal pay or substantially equal work performed by men and women. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin. Pay equity is a benefit for everyone. Women and people of color should not be in fear of asking how much someone else is making or to question, why they arent making a c ...
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Poverty - 803 words
Poverty is a social issue that has gown over time to be one of the greatest problems concerning the world. This issue has been around a while, but many people do not care. Living here in we really do not get to experience what it is like to live a day without food or with malnutrition. Poverty for most people has grown to be quite large. People have to make more just to survive in this world. Also even around the world people cannot seem to make enough just to feed there own children. In this paper I am going to discuss the problem concerning poverty as well as the solution. I will also go into detail about the history and the connections to spirituality. Well ever since the Neolithic people ...
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Population - 1,260 words
Population, term referring to the total human inhabitants of a specified area, such as a city, country, or continent, at a given time. Population study as a discipline is known as demography. It is concerned with the size, composition, and distribution of populations; their patterns of change over time through births, deaths, and migration; and the determinants and consequences of such changes. Population studies yield knowledge important for planning, particularly by governments, in fields such as health, education, housing, social security, employment, and environmental preservation. Such studies also provide information needed to formulate government population policies, which seek to mod ...
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Griswold V Connecticut - 1,291 words
... ouraging for both mother and child. Pregnant teenagers are more likely than women who delay childbearing to experience maternal illness, miscarriage, stillbirth, and Teen mothers are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely than their peers who delay childbearing to live in poverty and to rely on welfare (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1998). The children of teenage mothers are often born at low birth weight, experience health and developmental problems, and are frequently poor, abused, and/or neglected (Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1998). Teenage pregnancy poses a substantial financial burden to society, estimated at $7 billion annually in lost tax revenues, public assistance, ...
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Social Mobility In Us - 1,562 words
... eir homeland. This was a great article on social mobility. It was excellent in explaining and examining social mobility of Latinos in California. This article has great relevance for the future of America. The number of Latino immigrants is increasing rapidly in the United States. Many Americans fear this because they see Latino immigrants as leeches that just come to the United States to get on welfare and live off the system. This is obvious not true. They are obviously very determined and patient people. This article throws a different factor into the equation regarding social mobility. It raises the question of why are some minority groups more socially mobile than others? Is it beca ...
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Post Modernisml Multicularislm, Tolerance, And Political Correctness - 1,199 words
In recent years, multiculturalism, tolerance and political correctness have been integrated into how American society thinks. America seems to be trying to learn more about the ingredients of her melting pot. These efforts can be best understood by examining post-modernism. Post-modernism is especially important to breaking down stereotypes such as those that exist surrounding the black family. To understand post-modernism we must first understand modernism. Modernism is the philosophy that began with the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was an era when science and art flourished. European society used the Enlightenment to object to the oppression of the church. This era emphasized only thos ...
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Elderly Abuse - 1,760 words
... times more than one data form was received for the same maltreated elder, describing either the same or different abusive incidents. It was necessary to identify such duplicates and count each person only once for purposes of this study. Out of a total of 1,699 APS and sentinel reports, study staff identified 93 sets of genuine duplicates, resulting in 1,606 unduplicated reports (1,466 APS and 140 sentinel). Duplicate cases reported both to APS and sentinel agencies were removed from the sentinel data file, so that duplicated instances of abuse and neglect were counted as reports to APS. Duplicate sentinel reports were assigned to the sentinel agency that first sent in the form. Obtainin ...
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