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Graphing a Lorenz Curve and Calculating the Gini Coefficient



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9th Grade , 10th Grade , 11th Grade , 12th Grade


In this lesson, students receive raw data to construct a Lorenz Curve and calculate the Gini Coefficient. This lesson prepares AP Microeconomics students for the Advanced Placement exam. The teacher will briefly interpret the Gini Coefficient.

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Graphing a Lorenz Curve and Calculating the Gini Coefficient

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