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ECON 430 - Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution

FC SSCI QFR WADV
4 credits
This seminar examines poverty and income distribution, mostly in the U.S. We will discuss how poverty rates and wage inequality have changed over time, factors that explain historical trends, consequences of poverty and inequality, intergenerational mobility, and how income differs by race and gender. We will also consider the main government policies and programs that affect poverty and inequality. Students will write and present an original research paper.

Prerequisites: ECON 251 and ECON 255.



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