Single-Parent Households and Population Below the Poverty Level by U.S. County

This lesson focuses on the relationship between single-parent households and population below the poverty level. Students search for data on single-parent households and population below the poverty level and visualize them in GeoFRED®, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ online mapping tool. The goals are for students to observe patterns in economic data, note differences across geographical areas, and hypothesize the reasons for those patterns and differences. The intended outcome of the activity is for students to use mapped data to identify the direct relationship between single parenting and income and provide potential explanations for this relationship.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: Economics Geography Data Literacy
Concepts: Human Capital Income
Resource Types: Activity Charts/Graphs
Languages: English