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Srpen 9, 2009

Inequality – Izrael

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Teaching methods

* Frontal lectures by the professors
* Laboratory exercises
* E-class room activities
* Discussions in groups

Students‘ workload and assessment

Student obligations:

Students‘ workload

(in hours):

ECTS

Composition of the mark (in %):

1. reading literature before the course beginning and after face-

to-face tuition

100

0

2. on line activities

50

3. face-to-face tuition

35-40

4. oral examination (including preparation for the exam)

5. written examination (including preparation for the exam)

50%

6. writing assignment on selected topics

(project, seminar work…)

50

50%

7. other (please add)

Total:

240

9 ECTS

100%

Term of on line activities: from 20 July 2009 to 4 September 2009

Deadline for the assessment of student`s final work: 30 September 2009

Course literature

Compulsory literature (books, chapters, articles, …):

* Amiel Y., Cowell F.A. Thinking about Inequality, 1999, Cambridge University Press, Chapters 2, 4, and 5.
* Atkinson T., Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier and Brain Nolan Social Indicators – The EU and Social Inclusion, 2002, Oxford University Press (Selected items to be determined)
* Champernowne D. G., Cowell F.A , 1998, Economic Inequality and Income Distribution, Cambridge University Press, Chapters 1 and 5.
* Dollar, D. and A. Kraay (2000) „Growth is Good for the Poor,“ World Bank, Development Research Group.
* Kakwani N., S. Khandker and H. H. Son (2004) „Pro-Poor Growth: Concepts and Measurement with Country Case Studies,“ Working Paper Number 1, International Poverty Centre, Brasilia.
* Hagenaars, A.J.M., 1986, The Perception of Poverty, North-Holland: Amsterdam, Chapter 1.
* Jesuit David,2008, “ Subnational Analyses Using the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Data Archive“, Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No.494
* Kakwani N., S. Khandker and H. H. Son (2004) „Pro-Poor Growth: Concepts and Measurement with Country Case Studies,“ Working Paper Number 1, International Poverty Centre, Brasilia.
* OECD, 2008, Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries, OECD, Paris
* Skinner, C., Bradshaw, J. and Davidson, J, 2008,“ Child Support Policy: An International Perspective, Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No.478
* Timothy Smeeding and Teresa Munzi,2005,“ Poverty and Inequality: Greece and Mediterranean Europe in Comparative Perspective“ Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 421,
* David Jesuit and Vincent Mahler, 2004,“State Redistribution in Comparative Perspective: A Cross-National Analysis of the Developed Countries“ Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 392

Recommended literature (up to 8 books, articles …)

* Atkinson A.B and F. Bourguignon, eds., 2000, Handbook of Income Distribution, Volume 1, North Holland, Elsevier.
* Buhong Zheng, Aggregate Poverty Measures, Journal of Economic Survey, 11(2), 1997.
* Canadian Council on Social Development, 2000, „Chapter 2: Working Definitions
* Of Poverty“, Canadian Fact Book on Poverty, http://www.ccsd.ca, 32 pages.
* Citro Constance F. and Robert T. Michael, eds., 1995, Measuring Poverty: A new Approach, Washington DC, National Academy Press.
* Cowell F. A , 1995, Measuring Inequality (second edition), Harvester Wheatsheaf
* Janet Gornick and Markus Jäntti, 2009,“ Child Poverty in Upper-Income Countries: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study“ Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 500
* Jesuit David and Timothy Smeeding, 2002, „Poverty Levels in the Developed
* World“, Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 321, July ,p. 1-13
* Kakwani, N. C. and E. M. Pernia (2000) „What is Pro-Poor Growth,“ Asian Development Review, 18(1): 1-16.
* Kenworthy Lane, 2008,“ Government Benefits, Inequality and Employment“
* Luxembourg Income Study Working Paper No. 472
* Kuznets S. (1955), Economic growth and income inequality, American Economic Review, vol. 45: p. 1-28.
* Ravallion, M. and S. Chen (2003) „Measuring Pro-Poor Growth,“ Economics Letters, 78(1): 93-99.
* Son, H. H. (2007) „Pro-Poor Growth: Concepts and Measures,“ ERD Technical Note Series, No. 22, Economics and Research Department, Asian Development Bank.

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