Course Outline

  1. Background/Introduction
  2. Poverty: Definition, Measurement, Trends
  3. Measuring Income Inequality
  4. Gender Inequality
  5. Welfare: Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  6. Measuring Wealth Inequality and the Life Cycle Model
  7. Measuring Poverty
  8. Human Capital and Education
  9. Unemployment and Unions
  10. Rising Earnings Inequality
  11. Discrimination: Theory, Empirical Methods and Evidence and Discrimination in Labor Marke
  12. Public Policy: Taxation
  13. Public Policy: Welfare Reform

Reference Books

  1. Allen, T. and A. Thomas (2000). Poverty and Development. 2nd Oxford University Press .
  2. Edward N. Wolff (2009). Poverty and Discrimination, 2nd, Wiley-Blackwell.
  3. Meier, G.M. and J.E. Rauch (2005). Leading Issues in Economic Development, 8th edition, Oxford University Press.
  4. Meier, G.M. and J.M. Stiglitz (2001). Frontiers of Development Economics: The Future in Perspective. Oxford University Press/The World Bank
  5. Todaro, M.P. and S.C. Smith (2011), Economic Development, 11th edition, Pearson Education Limited.