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Ch 44: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 13.2: Poverty & Income Distribution

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The Poverty & Income Distribution chapter of this Holt McDougal Economics Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with poverty and income distribution. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Poverty & Income Distribution textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • How absolute poverty and relative poverty differ
  • Poverty's effects on population growth
  • Elements that influence poverty in the United States
  • The definition for global stratification
  • Income inequality in the U.S.
  • Public assistance programs
  • Social insurance programs
  • Block grants

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8 Lessons in Chapter 44: Holt McDougal Economics Chapter 13.2: Poverty & Income Distribution
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Poverty in the United States: Definitions of Relative & Absolute Poverty

1. Poverty in the United States: Definitions of Relative & Absolute Poverty

Even though the United States is one of the world's wealthiest nations, poverty is still a significant issue in our country. Learn about poverty and review different ways to define it. Explore types of poverty, including relative and absolute, and understand which populations are at risk for poverty.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

2. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Poverty is defined as an economic situation in which a person cannot meet their basic needs due to a lack of financial security. Learn more about poverty and its effects on population growth, carrying capacity, and global sustainability.

Factors Affecting Poverty in the United States

3. Factors Affecting Poverty in the United States

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the major factors which affect poverty here in the U.S. This lesson will provide insight into each individual factor and relate it to how it can affect poverty.

Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

4. Global Stratification Definition: Differences in Income Levels and Poverty

Explore the definition of global stratification and its relationship to differences in income levels and poverty. Review the three-world model and learn how to understand nations' income categories in the context of global stratification.

Income Distribution and Inequality in the US

5. Income Distribution and Inequality in the US

While the United States is the richest country in the world when measured by GDP, it drops to #7 when measured by income per capita. In this lesson, we'll learn about the distribution of income in the United States, and how it has changed over time.

Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples

6. Public Assistance Programs: Origins, Development, Types & Examples

Public assistance programs are governmental programs that provide aid to people living in poverty. Explore the origins, development, types, and examples of public assistance programs, such as federal cash assistance and federal in-kind assistance.

Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples

7. Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples

Social insurance programs aim to ensure that the well-being of the public is supported through its social infrastructure. Learn about major federal social insurance programs such as Social Security, the definitions of program types like OASDI, and examples of other social insurance programs, including Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and unemployment insurance.

Block Grants: Definition & Examples

8. Block Grants: Definition & Examples

A block grant is a large amount of money granted to subsidiary authorities by the federal government for general uses, as opposed to categorical grants, which have regulations attached. See examples of grants below, and those that are for, or against, their implementation.

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