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ECOP2616 - Inequality and Distribution

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Elizabeth Hill
Phone: +61 2 9114 1481
Email: elizabeth.hill@sydney.edu.au

Description

Although our current era is characterized by the unprecedented legitimacy of equality as an ideal and as a political norm, it is marked by vast social and economic inequalities. This unit seeks to explain this paradoxical situation. It introduces students to some of the central theoretical questions; investigates the historical development of inequality within and between countries; and examines some of the key mechanisms through which inequality is produced in modern societies. It concludes by considering possible alternatives and responses.

Assessments

1500wd essay (30%) and 2x1500wd take-home exercise (2x30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)

Prohibitions

ECOP3620

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ECOP2616

Lecture 1

           

 

Lecture

           
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 1

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