23510 Economic Inequality6cp
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This subject explores the extent of different measures of inequality: globally, within Australia, and between subpopulations including Indigenous people, and changes over time. It covers how inequality is measured, distinguishing between inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunity. Economic theories which attempt to explain inequality are explored, emphasising the roles of capital, labour, technological change, globalisation, education, financialisation, and institutions. Students explore a range of government policy levers for addressing inequality.
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