Investigating Inequality: Project Brief

Your task over the next two weeks is to create a high quality blog about inequality and poverty.

This Project Brief sets out clearly what is expected. This Assessment rubric will give you further clarity about success criteria for your project.

Remember, part of the challenge of this work comes with managing your time and your team. The deadline is Weds 29th March.

Good luck!


Thank you for your fantastic work on this project. Your blogs are excellent and can be seen below. Please take some time to look at each other’s work.

Income Inequality: Your Y12 Blogs

Remember doing all that work in the Summer term? Well now it’s going to start to pay off.

Below are links to the blogs you wrote on inequality and poverty. Spend some time reading through your work and identifying the key issues below:

  1. Causes of inequality and poverty
  2. Issues and problems associated with inequality and poverty
  3. Government intervention strategies to tackle these issues
  4. The extent to which government policy is/has been effective


National Minimum Wage

This is a key topic in the study of the labour market and a great theme to focus on in exams: lots of scope for high level evaluation and linking issues together (such as labour markets and inequality)!

Tutor2U has provided (once again) a fantastic summary of the key issues together with some wider reading.

Don’t forget – the trade union/NMW diagrams are very similar – so well worth investing the revision time on.

HOMEWORK: Read the LSE article evaluating the NMW and summarise the key points raised.

LSE Min Wage article

Can the minimum wage create jobs?

Unintended consequences? How firms are  dealing with cost rises.

How have businesses adapted to the introduction of the Living Wage?

Collaborative Essay:

Once you have had time to evaluate the key arguments relating to the national minimum wage/living wage, you will work together to develop an answer to the question below:

Evaluate the view that the best way to narrow wage differentials is to increase the National Minimum Wage. (25 marks)