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Youth Issues: Affluenza

Affluenza is an epidemic of stress, overwork, shopping, and debt caused by dogged pursuit of the American dream. Its influence is spreading and can be seen affecting decisions youth make regarding their day-to-day activities. The materials found on this page will help teachers lead a lesson on afflueza.


Are You Affected by Affluenza? (128 K PDF) — Take this short quiz to find out if you are affected by affluenza.

Presentation: Dealing with Affluenza — An Epidemic Sweeping the Nation

Activities: Spending on Sports

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Presentation Handout (472 K PDF) — A handout version of the presentation slides, with room for taking notes.

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