Homework: Living Wage & Health
Article: "Dollars on Margins- A living wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep aid. A diet. A stress reliever. It is a contraceptive, preventing teenage pregnancy. It prevents premature death. It shields children from neglect." By Matthew Desmond.
The homework is to read an article about a social problem from the New York Times or other publication and analyze it from a sociological perspective.
Read an article that reports research on a social problem from the New York
Write a short analysis of the article by considering the questions below.
I. Describe the article and the research findings it discusses.
i. What is the social problem?
ii. What do the article or research findings suggest about the social problem?
II. Analyze the meaning of the main point or findings.
i. How is the problem defined?
ii. What is the meaning of the language is used to describe the problem?
III. Analyze the social structures that shape or create the social problem.
i. How does race, ethnicity, gender or class shape or create the problem?
ii. How is the problem shaped or created by capitalism, class inequality, white supremacy, or patriarchy?
IV. Analyze the conclusion of the article or research.
i. What does the article or research suggest is the cause of the problem?
ii. Is it person-blame or system-blame?
iii. Who is disadvantaged by and who benefits from the social problem?
Format your homework according to the following formatting requirements:
i) The answer should be typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), double spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides.
ii) The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the homework, the student's name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
iii) Also include a reference page. The Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.