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Name:. The Distribution of Wealth. Imagine that the total population of a country is divided into five empty buckets with 20% of the population in each – they are allocated according to their wealth How much wealth (as a %) do you think is concentrated in each of those buckets?. Poorest 20%.

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The distribution of wealth

Name:

The Distribution of Wealth

Imagine that the total population of a country is divided into five empty buckets with 20% of the population in each – they are allocated according to their wealth

How much wealth (as a %) do you think is concentrated in each of those buckets?

Poorest 20%

Second 20%

Third 20%

Fourth 20%

Richest 20%


The distribution of income

Name:

The Distribution of Income

Imagine that the total population of a country is divided into five empty buckets with 20% of the population in each – they are allocated according to their income

How much income (as a %) do you think is concentrated in each of those buckets?

Poorest 20%

Second 20%

Third 20%

Fourth 20%

Richest 20%



Background on wealth in the uk
Background on wealth in the UK

  • In 2008/10, aggregate total wealth (including private pension wealth but excluding state pension wealth) of all private households in Great Britain was £10.3 trillion

  • The wealthiest 10 per cent of households were 4.3 times wealthier than the bottom 50 per cent of households combined

  • The wealthiest 20 per cent of households owned 62 per cent of total aggregate household wealth

  • Private pension wealth makes the largest contribution to total wealth for the wealthiest 30 per cent of households


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