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Grade 9-12

Distribution of Income

Time: 90 mins,
Updated: January 2 2024,
Author: Beth RempeGrant Black


Students will be able to:

  • Explain why more productive workers usually earn more income.
  • Identify at least one government policy that might influence the distribution of income.
  • Analyze the impact of a government intervention in a market on the distribution of income.
  • Compare measures of central tendency to analyze the distribution of income.
  • Construct a Lorenz curve using an online interactive.
  • Calculate the Gini coefficient to analyze income inequality.

In this personal finance lesson, students will learn how productivity and government policy influences the distribution of income.


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