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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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QSR10 Inequality 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Quantitative Social Research
Person in charge
Professor in North American Studies

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Students will use concepts and theory from economics, political science, etc to understand some of the root causes and consequences of inequality. Similar tools will help students to evaluate possible policies.

Contents

Inequality is a crucial issue in world affairs. It is both a political and economic issue, and the problem is addressed very differently around the world, with strong policy differences perceived between the United States and the Nordic countries. This class will examine the issue of inequality from a range of perspectives. Subjects include: economic causes of inequality, political causes of inequality, economic and political repercussions from inequality, the impact of inequality on demand for public goods and income redistribution, labor policy and inequality, health and inequality and welfare state policy and inequality.

The class will meet once a week. Students should complete the reading assigned in the syllabus and the homework before each meeting. Each class period will be devoted to a discussion of the main ideas encountered in the reading and students are expected to fully participate in the discussions.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Essay 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Written exam 
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Participation 30%, 1st paper 30%, Final paper 40%

Study materials

The readings will be available on JSTOR or online.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
2015–2016
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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