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Course Description

Prosperity and misery: how did we get here? This course will offer a broad exploration of wealth, poverty, and well-being—in the US, in other nations, across countries, and across history. Why are some people—and some countries—spectacularly rich, while others are destitute? What was the Industrial Revolution, and how did it arise and spread? Why has economic development occurred readily in some places, but not others? What is the relationship between health, well-being, and national wealth? What about inequality and poverty—what is their social and political impact, and how can these problems be addressed? Do children still grow up to live better lives than their parents? Are we living in a time of unprecedented abundance? These are key questions that will be addressed through lectures, questions, and some facilitated discussion. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion
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Section Title
Wealth, Poverty, and Well-Being: Inequality Within Countries, Across Countries, and Across Time
Type
Classroom
Days
M
Time
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Sep 09, 2019 to Nov 18, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
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