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ECO 272 The Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution

Course Description: This course will focus on the twin issues of poverty and income distribution from an Economics perspective. The topic is timely since, as current conditions indicate, the poverty population is rapidly rising and the distribution of income is becoming highly unequal. Issues of wealth distribution are also addressed since not only do the poor receive less income (i.e. earnings) but also have accumulated less wealth (i.e. net worth). We not only explore poverty, income, and wealth distribution on a national scale, but take a close look at these concepts from a global or international perspective.

Course Rotation: Spring


3 credits


ECO 105 Minimum Grade of D or ECO 106 Minimum Grade of D