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King: Economics

Chapter 16

Instructions

Answer the following questions and then press 'Submit' to get your score.

Question 1

When statisticians discuss the distribution of income, which of the following figures do they look at?

Question 2

Which of the following definitions of a household's income is false?

Question 3

Which of the following statements about income inequality is false?

Question 4

Which of the following might help to make the distribution of original incomes more unequal?

Question 5

Which of the following might help to make original incomes less unequal?

Question 6

Many rich people support government policies for redistribution. Which of the following would not help to explain why they do so?

Question 7

Which of the following statements is false?

Question 8

Which of the following statements about approaches to poverty is false?

Question 9

Suppose a UK newspaper headline reads 'government figures show that more children are in poverty than was the case ten years ago'. What can we be sure of from this?

Question 10

Which of the following does not cause problems for the government in its efforts to reduce poverty?