Dec 04, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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ECON 210 - Income Inequality and Poverty


4 credit(s)
Will develop and use basic tools of economic analysis to examine alternative theories of the underlying causes of income inequality and poverty in the United States. After identifying and discussing methods of measurement, we will analyze how increasing inequality is related to factors such as globalization, technological advancement, human capital investment, the widening skills gap, outsourcing, and the ineffectiveness of public policy initiatives aimed at helping lower income groups. We will also examine the long-term economic consequences, and compare different economic and political schools of thought that have shaped policy towards income inequality and poverty. Students receiving ECON 210 credit may not receive ECON 310 credit.
Core Requirement(s): Counts towards core requirement: SSHB



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