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SOC 241 Modern Social Problems: Home

Find instructions for locating newspaper articles (public attention data) on "poverty industry" topics in this guide.

Assignment 1

Assignment 1: The Media Approach to Social Problems


  1. payday loans
  2. subprime home mortgages
  3. student loans (college)
  4. rent to own purchasing

Assignment 2

Locate Graphs or Charts on the following topics:

1.      Job insecurity and unemployment

2.      Health insecurity as employers cut benefits

3.      Debt insecurity in terms of unsecured credit card debt, as well as student loan debt (title loans, pay day loans, etc.)

4.      Housing foreclosures as a result of failure in the above

5.      Retirement insecurity as employers cut out pensions and some politicians try to privatize social security

See Statistics/Data tab on this page for research options.

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