Wealth and Poverty of Nations
This course introduces students to the subject of poverty and inequality. In particular, we will study the measurement of inequality and poverty, and investigate the causes of inequality between societies and across nations. The topics covered in this course include concepts and measurement of poverty and inequality, the global distribution of income and wealth, and how Canada fits within the global context. Finally, we will embark on a search for the causes and determinants of inequality from economic, political, and institutional aspects.