La desigualdad en los ingresos y la lucha por la distribución de la riqueza (Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution)

From the Series Debates en marcha (Issues in Action) (Read Woke ™ Books en español)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

En Estados Unidos, la cantidad de dinero que las personas ganan por hacer el mismo trabajo no siempre es la misma. Hasta hace poco no era ilegal pagarles más a los hombres que a las mujeres por el mismo trabajo, y la historia de racismo del país ha dado origen a grandes disparidades en el acceso a la riqueza entre las personas blancas y las negras, que persisten aún en el siglo XXI. Conoce cómo se originó la desigualdad en los ingresos, por qué es un problema y las maneras en las que las personas luchan por la equidad.

In America, the amount of money people earn for doing the same job isn’t always equal. The United States only recently made it illegal to pay men more than women for the same job, and the country’s history of racism has created big wealth gaps between white and Black people that persist in the twenty-first century. Learn how income inequality originated, why it is a problem, and the ways people are fighting for an equal playing field.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books en español
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF010000, JNF053140, JNF053070
Dewey 339.2/20973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1030
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, and Timeline

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.