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Unit 5: Lesson 30 - Poverty and Income Inequality

Students take part in an activity that simulates the unequal distribution of income in the United States, based on U.S. Census data. They discuss how equal distribution of income would affect incentives to work hard, especially for high-income earners. They discuss measures of poverty, who is most likely to be poor in the United States, and causes of income inequality and poverty.


  • Income
  • Income Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Standard #13: Income

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