OER Text MaterialEconomic Inequality and Poverty in the United StatesSociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World: Chapter 8 Section 4. This source explains how poverty is measured. Individual and structural level explanations of poverty are provided. Also included is a discussion of the effects of poverty. Instructors could supplement with this resource:Lumen Learning - PovertyThis OER textbook provides an overview of poverty and a brief discussion of government assistance programs. The section on feminization of poverty is great.