Essay about Precious
Use sociological concepts to make sense out of the life of 16 year old Clareece
"Precious" Jones (an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem), as depicted in the 2009 film Precious. It’s based on the novel Push by Sapphire.
Note: Precious (part 1) and Precious (part 2) are two separate assignments with different dues dates, even though both sections are presented in this single document. Please check the Course Calendar for the different due dates. Precious (part 1) consists of questions 1-11. Precious (part 2) covers questions 12-27.
Chapters 1 & 2: Review
1. How does rational choice theory help explain why some economically marginalized people, who feel caught in a cycle of poverty …show more content…
b.) Based on the “Combined TANF Maximum Cash Welfare and SNAP Benefits for a
Family of Three, By State, July 2009” (the latest available figures), how much money is Precious is entitled to receive from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
(TANF), the federal government program for the poor commonly known as
"welfare," and how much does she get from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp Program? Note: When Precious moves out on her own, she will not will be covered by Medicaid (or the Oregon Health
Plan), but her children will. At the present time, the Section 8 Housing Voucher program, which provides rent subsidies for low-income families, is closed to new