What Do You Know About Poverty in Missouri?
1. How is poverty measured?
- a. Determining the amount of money needed to buy the lowest-cost nutritionally adequate diet identified by the United States Department of Agriculture and multiplying by three.
- b. Estimating the amount of money needed to provide basic housing, clothing, food and utilities, adjusted by the consumer price index and accounting for the number in the family.
2. The 2012 poverty threshold for a family of four in the United States is:
3. Currently, the elderly poverty rate in the United States is higher than the child poverty rate.
4. Missouri employers must pay at least the:
5. A worker earning the minimum wage in Missouri would have a full-time, monthly salary of:
6. The overall poverty rate in the United States is higher now than in the 1950s.
7. The highest poverty rates in the United States can be found in:
8. In 2012, the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Missouri was:
9. Based on a three year average (2009 to 2011), where does Missouri's poverty rate rank in comparison with poverty rates in other states?
10. What is the maximum cash welfare benefit per month in Missouri for a single parent with two children under age 6?
11. In 2010, the average annual percentage rate (APR) on a Missouri payday loan was ____%.