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Go to this website and find the data needed to complete the table


Scroll down to the section labeled "Poverty" and you will see links for "Income Shares held by the lowest 20%", "Income Shares held by the second 20%" and so on. 

Click on one of these quintiles. 

Scroll down until you get the United States.  

Click on "United States". 

Find the value for 2010 by hovering over the dot on the graph for 2010.

Record the data in the table below.

Repeat for each quintile.  

Income Shares in 2010 in the United States

Lowest 20%

Second Lowest 20%

Third 20%

Fourth 20%

Highest 20%

Use the data from the table above to construct a Lorenz curve. Paste your curve into the box on the right. If you are unable to construct a graph with software then draw your graph by hand, snap a photo, and upload your photo to this assignment.

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