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The chart below shows the proportion of income adults and children spent on 4 common items in the UK in 1998.

Jul 20, 2021 / Academic / 3:03 pm

The difference in the disbursing pattern of adults and children on four common commodities in the UK in 1998 is illustrated in the given table.

Overall, it is clear that food was the only item in which the adults spent more than children from their available earnings.

As per the table, the proportion of adult spending on food was exactly a quarter of their income. Of this, women spent 39%, whereas men, only 14%. The adult’s share of spending on electronic equipment and music was 5%. In the former area, when men spend more, that was 9% higher than females who spend just 1%, the disbursement pattern in music was exactly the same in case of both genders. Only a per cent of the adult’s income was channelled to buy videos.

The most proportion of children’s income was utilized to purchase music. When this accounted for an average of 39%, 23% of their income was diverted to buy electronic equipment. Of this, when girls spent only 5%, boys spent 18%. When 12% of children’s income was used to buy videos, only 10% was allocated to food.

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