The Uses of Poverty Analysis

Herbert J. Gan’s classic The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All, which was assigned reading for this module, addresses the causes of poverty from a sociological perspective. Describe Gan’s perspective on poverty, then address the following items:

  • How his provocative insights help explain the tenacity of poverty in America
  • How he demonstrates that theory can be used to understand modern social problems

Your paper should be 2-3 pages long and formatted per CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements. Support your claims by citing at least 2-3 scholarly sources, which may include information from the readings in your module. The CSU-Global Library is also a good place to find these sources; utilize the resources found in the SOC101 Research Guide for assistance in your research.