Median earnings are a better benchmark for poverty than mean earnings because_____________?

Median earnings are a better benchmark for poverty than mean earnings because_____________?

A. the mean is distorted by a few people at the very top of the distribution
B. they lead more people to be defined as in poverty
C. the median is a more accurate measurement of earning than the mean
D. all of the above

The term feminization of poverty refers to_____________?

The term feminization of poverty refers to_____________?

A. the critical deconstruction of poverty by feminist theorists
B. women’s increased chances of being in poverty due to low pay and greater welfare dependency
C. the way in which managing a budget and avoiding poverty tends to be a women’s responsibility within the home
D. the disproportionate number of female sociologists who do research on poverty

The functionalist theory of inequality suggests that_____________?

The functionalist theory of inequality suggests that_____________?

A. high rewards and incentives ensure that the most skilled individuals will take the most important social positions
B. inequality is inevitable, and we are born into poverty or wealth
C. there are no social functions of inequality, so it should be eradicated
D. the idea of a meritocracy is a dangerous ideology