Chapter
31
Income
Distribution
and
Poverty
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2002 by The McGraw­Hill Companies, Inc.
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Chapter
Objectives
How
unequal
is
income
distribution
in
the
United
States?
What
determines
how
income
is
distributed?
How
does
the
distribution
of
income
differ
from
the
distribution
of
wealth?
How
is
poverty
defined?
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2002 by The McGraw­Hill Companies, Inc.
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Chapter
Objectives
Who
are
the
poor?
What
are
the
main
government
transfer
payments
for
the
poor?
What
are
the
causes
of
poverty?
What
are
the
solutions?
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2002 by The McGraw­Hill Companies, Inc.
All rights reserved.
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