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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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  • Identify the lesson in the Holt McDougal Poverty & Income Distribution chapter with which you need help.
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  • Watch fund videos that cover the poverty and income distribution topics you need to learn or review.
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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

Today, a significant number of Americans suffer from poverty. In this lesson, we define and discuss the difference between relative poverty and absolute poverty. We also examine the populations that are most at risk.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

2. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to 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

In this lesson, we define global stratification and discuss how nations are stratified. We discuss the outdated three-world model as well as the current differences between high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.

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

Poverty is still a serious problem in the United States and would be even more so but for various federal and state public assistance programs. In this lesson, you'll learn about what a public assistance program is and types of programs.

Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples

7. Social Insurance Programs: Definition, Types & Examples

Social insurance programs constitute the largest expenditure in the federal budget. In this lesson, you'll learn about social insurance, and we'll also take a look at the major federal social insurance programs. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Block Grants: Definition & Examples

8. Block Grants: Definition & Examples

Block grants are large chunks of money given to local governments by the federal government with few strings attached. They are the opposite of categorical grants. In this lesson, we'll look at some examples and discuss arguments for and against block grants.

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