This unit was developed by Julie Koch in the Spring of 2012.

The working poor are an identified group within American society and the numbers are increasing due to the increased costs, layoffs, and rising unemployment. This unit is designed to be part of a Sociology course as an extension on poverty and class in the United States, but could ultimately be used within a personal finance course or economics course to reinforce topics covered.

This unit on population geography is consistent with what is taught in an AP Human Geography course. It includes, population pyramids, the demographic transition, causes and effects of population growth and a choice of 4 project type assessments that require students to read the effects of human population on the landscape.