Inequality and Distribution (ECOP2616)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x, 1500wd Essay (30%), 2x1500wd Take-home exercise (2x30%), Tutorial participation (10%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
ECOP1001 and (ECOP1003 or ECOP1004)
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.