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Self Assessment

Read the following graph and answer the following questions

Individual poverty, in households with different employment circumstances 2000/1 (1997 in brackets)

Type of household

% individuals in each type

% of each type in poverty

% contribution to overall poverty

 

Workless

 

17.0 (19.5)

 

64.4 (68.4)

 

51.4 (56.7)

 

One or more part-time

 

10.0 (9.0)

 

29.4 (31.9)

 

13.8 (12.2)

 

Head self-employed

 

10.9 (12.2)

 

24.6 (21.9)

 

11.6 (11.4)

 

Couple, one full-time

 

14.5 (14.8)

 

19.7 (20.5)

 

13.4 (12.9)

 

Couple one full-time, one part-time

 

17.5 (17.1)

 

5.1 (4.4)

 

4.2 (3.2)

 

Single/Couple, all in full-time work

 

30.1 (27.4)

 

4.0 (3.1)

 

5.6 (3.6)

 

Total

 

100

 

21.3 (23.5)

 

100

[Source: Piachaud D and Sutherland H, 2002, Changing Poverty Post-1997 , CASE paper 63, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics]

The graph shows the relationship of work on poverty. Read the graph carefully and answer the following questions

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