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GEC3401 Societies, Development and Inequalities: Home

Course Description

How rich are the rich compared with the poor? What’s the chance for a given person to get better living standards than his parents, or to get a higher place in the social hierarchy? Which countries are more/less equalitarian? Those questions are important both for social sciences researchers and for citizens. The first part of this course aims to introduce international and national indicators in term of human & economic development such as IDH, Gini, GDP, Gross National Happiness and the different ways to measure inequality. In the second part, students will learn how people’s life chance, gender inequalities, social reproduction, and education inequalities are impacting China and western societies.

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