Cyclical vs. Structural Deficits: Definitions & Examples


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Which of these would add to the cyclical deficit?

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1. The total deficit for a country equals which of these?

2. Which of these would add to the structural deficit?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet/quiz combo lets you see how much knowledge you have about cyclical versus structural deficits. Adding to the structural deficit and cyclical deficit are topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to discover how much you know about:

  • Two components the total deficit can be broken into
  • Event that would add to the cyclical deficit
  • Deficit that's not affected by government spending levels
  • How cyclical deficits would decline

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on cyclical versus structural deficits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an event that would add to the structural deficit
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how the total deficit is made up and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Cyclical vs. Structural Deficits: Definitions & Examples is a lesson that you can rely on to study more about:

  • When deficits arise
  • Differences between structural and cyclical deficits
  • The effects of government spending