Poverty Reduction and the New 'Global Middle Class'
- Enquiry Question
- Starter Activity_Processes_What do these terms mean?
- Student Activity_Scale and Spatial Interactions_Poverty Reduction at Different Scales
This page provides a superb collection of interactive data sets and infographics on poverty reduction and the emerging new global middle class. It relies on the marvelous Our World in Data website for much of its data visualization, which brings this dramatic change alive. Students develop their skills in data analysis and graphicacy. There is stunning class presentation with worksheet. The lesson moves on to look at the new middle class and in addition to describing the numbers, students finish the lesson by contemplating the challenges and vulnerability of this new middle class as well as consider the squeezed middle classes of the west.
Lesson Time: 1 Hour
- To describe the pattern of poverty reduction at different scales
- To describe and explain the new emerging global middle class
- Absolute Poverty (Extreme Poverty)
- Relative Poverty
- Social Exclusion
Study the graph below and describe the change in poverty levels between 1981 and 2014
Study the graph below and answer the following questions:
- Describe the change in numbers of people living in absolute poverty from 1987 to 2013
- Describe the impact of China on this data
- Explain the anomaly region in the graph