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Inequality and Distribution (ECOP2616)

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.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x800wd data analysis (20%), 1x1500wd major essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (25%), Tutorial participation (700wd equivalent) (15%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 1000 level in Political Economy

Prohibitions

ECOP3620

Details

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Political Economy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

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