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Poverty, Inequality and Social Policy (Module)

Module description

This course introduces students to conceptual and theoretical constructs and empirical study of inclusive development. Specifically, this entails discussion of conceptualisations of poverty, inequality, insecurity and policy responses with particular reference to emerging economies. Students will engage with key debates in inclusive development with reference to emerging economies including: defining inclusive development, understanding inequality, the meaning and measurement of extreme and moderate income and multi-dimensional poverty; the meaning and measurement of insecurity and vulnerability, contemporary trends and patterns in inclusive development and causes of persistent poverty, insecurity and inequalities; and the nature of the emergence of a precarious “new middle” and debates on inclusive development and social policy.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Taught by: Andy Sumner 

Teaching pattern

Taught in: Semester 1

Module assessment - more information

1 x 1,000 Word Mid-Term Essay (20%); and 1 x 2 Hour Seen Exam (80%)

Key information

Module code 6YYD0006

Credit level 6

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes