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DECO 2105A - Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course will lead students into critical thinking about important concepts related to poverty and inequality. The course will develop following central questions such as: What is poverty? How is it measured? Who is Poor? What are the causes of poverty? Are anti-poverty policies working? The goal of this course, however, is not to resolve these issues but to demonstrate their complexity. You may leave this course feeling that you know less about poverty and inequality than you did when you began the course. The students will come out of the course becoming a critical and intelligent participants in public policy debates, learn to form their own policy recommendations based on their own analysis.


NINO FERNANDEZ, Camila (Chargée d'enseignement)

Required reading

LANG, Kevin. Poverty and Discrimination. Princeton University Press, 2007.