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The World Cup: A Fair Game? Introduction

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  • 1. The World Cup: A Fair Game? Introduction
  • 2. Page 2 WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD CUP? Where is it? When is it? Which countries are playing? What groups are they in? Where is each game? Are all the countries the same?
  • 3. Page 3 WHAT IS INEQUALITY? Inequality: the difference between the things some groups of people have compared to other people. Examples of inequality: In sport: some athletes have better facilities and training than others. Between countries: some countries are wealthy while others are extremely poor and have large scale poverty. Within countries: in some countries there are many people who only have a little and a few people who have a lot more this could be money, or things like better healthcare or education.
  • 5. Page 5 COUNTRY INCOMES The World Bank classifies each country as either: a high income country an upper-middle income country a lower-middle income country a low income country Which do you think each of these countries is? Ivory CoastUSA EnglandBrazil
  • 6. Page 6 $11340 $1167 $13879 $9749 $67442 $15452 $45960 $28274 $42597 $1605 $20175 $51749 $5348 $43399 $22590 $14037 $7748 $1244 $22442 $46731 $9386 $38920 $33816 $14703 $5425 $39746 $2323 $78928 $11573 $4556 $7228 $2722
  • 7. Page 7 Was there a big difference between the country incomes? This is called income inequality. Lets look at the income inequality between the higher and lower income countries in the World Cup. WORLD CUP INEQUALITY
  • 8. Page 8 Can you compare the ratios of the top 3 and bottom 3 World Cup countries average incomes? Highest 3 incomes: av. $66,000 Lowest 3 incomes: av. $1,300 Ratio = 66 : 1.3 = 66 / 1.3 = 51 = 51:1 This means the richest 3 countries have 51x more money per person than the poorest 3 in the World Cup. Is this fair? COMPARING WEALTH
  • 10. Page 10 SCORING INEQUALITY WITHIN COUNTRIES Countries are given a score to show how equal or unequal they are. 0 A score of 0 means that the country is completely equal, that everyone in that country has the same amount of money. That would look something like this: In reality, no country looks like this.
  • 11. Page 11 SCORING INEQUALITY WITHIN COUNTRIES A score of 1.0 means the country is completely unequal. This would look something like this: 1 In reality, thankfully, no country looks like this either.
  • 12. Page 12 INEQUALITY WITHIN COUNTRIES What do you think the equality score for the UK is? What do you think equality score for Brazil is? Where would they come on the chart below? 0.00 0.25 0.50 0.75 1.0 Completely Equal Completely Unequal
  • 13. Page 13 FAIR WORLD CUP COUNTRIES These are the World Cup countries. Which do you think scores highest on fairness? Which do you think is the lowest?
  • 14. Page 14 FAIRNESS SCORE EXAMPLES Plot the 4 countries below Which is fairest? Are there any surprises? Where do you think England would score? 0.25 0.30 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.55 Completely Equal Completely Unequal USA 0.37 Japan 0.29 Brazil 0.46 Cameroon 0.36
  • 15. Page 15 INEQUALITY IN BRAZIL Google Maps/Oxfam America
  • 16. Page 16 INEQUALITY IN BRAZIL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-2626234 Brazil is hosting the World Cup. But is inequality an issue in Brazil? Watch the news clip below. What does it suggest about the issue of inequality in Brazil? Is it a problem? Is the government trying to do anything? What are the successes and challenges?