National Poverty

National Poverty 

Instructions: Poverty Simulator from National Public Radio: http://www.marketplace.org/2012/10/05/wealth-poverty/could-you-live-438-weeks There are many misconceptions regarding people who need human services assistance. Take a few minutes to complete the poverty simulator linked below and in at least 1 page (typed and double spaced), completely answer the following questions, in your own words, in a way that shows an understanding of some of the factors that affect poverty: 1.) After completing the poverty simulator, were you able to save any money by the end of the month? Be specific in describing where your monthly income went. How does this effect your impression of those who need human services? Based on what you’ve read in the textbook what types of human services assistance might help someone in this situation? Make sure to reference the course textbook in your answer. 2.) How would a person struggling with poverty be treated in the middle ages; the Elizabethan era and early colonial America? In your own words, address each time period. Make sure to reference the course readings and resources in your answer with APA style in-text citations.