Herbert J. Gans’s classic “The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All (Links to an external site.),” which was assigned reading for this module, addresses the causes of poverty from a sociological perspective. It is important to note that Gans was particularly critical of this so-called “positive” approach to poverty in America, and in his essay, he is specifically pointing out his criticisms in a skillful and creative way. In a clear and thoughtful college-level essay, describe Gans’s description of these “positive” aspects of poverty and discuss modern, real-world examples of how you see how poverty benefits the wealthy and hurts the poor. Consider the following in your essay:
- 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 assignment should be a paper 2-3 pages long, not including the required title and reference pages. Adhere to APA.