I have attached the annotated bibliography or my research. I need 750 words literature review. Please help me out . My research question is ” Has poverty in the US declined between 2001-2010?’ Please do not plagiarize and use APA
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? Go through your annotated bibliography.
? Based on the information presented in your annotated bibliography sources
(and others if needed), define a problem statement that, in your opinion,
would be useful and practical for you to investigate.
? Organize your sources by sorting and classifying their findings in a
meaningful way, always considering your original topic and problem.
? Write a literature review that would seem to offer the greatest potential for
developing a good theoretical framework, using seven to ten references. All
of these can be from your annotated bibliography, or you can use others in
addition to those in your annotated bibliography.
? Develop the theoretical framework incorporating its basic functions as
discussed in the text.
? Generate a set of testable hypotheses based on your research question and
the theoretical framework.
Your report must contain the sections outlined below. APA formatting standards must
be followed throughout. The paper does not have to be lengthy; perhaps 750 to 1500
words. The introduction, research question, and hypothesis statement sections should
be short and succinct. Most of the word count in your report will be in the literature
review and theoretical framework sections.
In this section, give a clear and concise statement of the problem. Briefly indicate why it
is a problem, why you selected it, and why it is important to solve the problem. Use
references as necessary to support your arguments.
This should be one of the longer sections in your report. It should summarize other work
related to the problem you identified. It should identify important variables and
document significant findings from earlier research.
This should be a brief section with a clear and concise statement of your question. It
should be clear to the reader that your question is a logical outgrowth of previous
research as summarized in your literature review.
This section applies to deductive research. It should be one of the longer sections in
This brief section should contain a clear and concise statement of your hypothesis or
hypotheses. The hypotheses should be a logical outgrowth of the theoretical framework.
Your report must contain a reference section that includes all sources in your paper.
References must be in APA format.
Alemayehu, B. (2013). Poverty: 2000-2012. American Community Survey. 1-16.
Censusgov. Retrieved 27 November, 2017, from
The report uses data acquired over the period of 12 years (2000-2012), to
examine trends in the poverty rate. The report also analyzes the distribution of people
by income-to-poverty ratios for the nation, states, and the District of Columbia over this
period. (summary) This report is based on data collected from a random sample. The
data is used to inform the general public and government agencies. The information
should be without bias since the nature of the sample is random selection. (evaluation)
Clain, S. H. (2008). How Living Wage Legislation Affects US Poverty Rates: . Journal
of Labor Research; New York, 29(3), 205-218.
This article analyzes the effects of living wage ordinances and minimum wage
pay on the poverty rate. These are two different wage policies which have different
impacts on employment and the poverty rate. (summary) This article is published during
the years of my study which means its very relevant. The article is peer reviewed,
therefore it should be credible and not biased. (evaluation)
Crane , D. .R & Heaton, T. .B. (2008). Handbook of Families & Poverty. : SAGE
The Handbook of Families and Poverty covers hotly debated issues associated with
public policy and funded research as they relate to families and poverty. Contributors, bringing
multiple perspectives to bear, aim to show alternatives to welfare in subgroups facing specific
challenges that are currently not adequately addressed by the welfare system. (summary) This
handbook is written by a wide range of authors. These authors share their knowledge on the
subject as well as life experiences dealing with poverty. The information is credible since its
mostly based off first hand experiences. (evaluation)
Jargowsky, P. A. (2013). Https://tcforg. Retrieved 28 November, 2017, from
This report focuses on the shift in the distribution of poverty in America.
The data reveal that although concentrated poverty has returned toand in some ways
exceededthe previous peak level of 1990, there are substantial di erences in how
concentrated poverty is manifested in the new millennium. (summary) Author Paul
Jargowsky is an expert in this field of study. Jargowskys principal research interests are
inequality, the geographic concentration of poverty, and residential segregation by race
and class. (evaluation)
Kneebone, E. (2014). The Growth and Spread of Concentrated Poverty, 2000 to
2008-2012. Retrieved 28 November, 2017, from https://www.brookings.edu
This article analyzes the spread of poverty from low income communities to the wider
middle class homes. The demographic makeup of residents in high-poverty and
distressed neighborhoods differs from that found in lower-poverty suburban tracts, but
the gaps between the two have narrowed as poverty affected more people and places
during the 2000s. (summary) The purpose of this article is to educate. Therefore, there
is no bias and all information can be proven using statistical data. (evaluation)
Kramer et al.. (2016). Comparison of Poverty and Income Disparity of Single Mothers
and Fathers Across Three Decades: 1990-2010. Gender Issues; New York,
This journal takes a more in depth look at single parent homes with low incomes
over three decades. The huge gap in gender pay makes it much harder for single
mothers compared to their male counterparts. The results suggests that homes
occupied by single mothers will most likely fall below the poverty rate threshold.
(summary) This journal is peer reviewed, which means it should be a reliable source. It
is heavily cited and provides a wide range of references. (evaluation)
Rank, M. R. (2011). Rethinking American Poverty. Understanding People in Their Social
Worlds; Berkeley, 10(2), 16-21.
The journal presents contrasting views on the reason why people fall into
poverty. The author provides details that suggest poverty is a major issue that isnt
being dealt with accordingly. (summary) The journal is peer reviewed, which means it
should be reliable. A search conducted on the authors background suggests that he is
an expert in this field of study. (evaluation)
Rector, R. (2007). How Poor Are America’s Poor? Examining the “Plague” of
Poverty in America. Retrieved 28 November, 2017, from http://www.heritage.org/
This interesting article takes a look at the defining of poor and the reality of Americas
poor living conditions. Even though poverty is seen as a serious issues, there are
people who live quite comfortably with income below the poverty line. (summary) Robert
Rector is Senior Research Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage
Foundation, a non profit organization. This article contains a lot of graphs and charts
that supports the authors research. (evaluation)
Shipler, D. K. (2004). The Working Poor: Invisible in America. New York: Vintage
This book takes an in depth look at some reasons why people fall victim to
poverty. The author emphasize the fact that most people are hardworking, doing honest
jobs, but somehow find themselves stuck in poverty. He also provides solutions that
government agencies could put in place to alleviate some of the issues concerning
poverty. (summary) David Shipler is a Pulitzer Prize award winner. His works are
heavily reviewed by some of the most revered critics today. Therefore, the information
can be seen as credible, reliable, and factual. (evaluation)
Statistacom. (2017). Wwwstatistacom. Retrieved 28 November, 2017, from
The site provides a wide range of statistics and facts, specifically covering
poverty 1990-2016. The information is based on data collected on wage pay among
other factors that contribute to families living in poverty. (summary) This site provides
relevant graphs and charts so the data can be compared. It is heavily cited and the
website also provides other statistics and facts not just stats on poverty. (evaluation)
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