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ECOP2616 - Inequality and Distribution
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Elizabeth Hill
Phone: +61 2 9114 1481
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.
1500wd essay (30%) and 2x1500wd take-home exercise (2x30%) and tutorial participation (10%)
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for ECOP2616
|Class||Inequality and Distribution|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
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