The lottery of birth
The lottery of birth

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The lottery of birth

4.3 Looking into the future

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Throughout the course you have been considering the issues around the lottery of birth in a variety of ways, drawing on a range of disciplines.

When sociologists talk to demographers, and both talk with economists and political scientists, they can begin to join the dots. Different questions and different answers can emerge.

Activity 4.3

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The aim of this activity is to help you to put into action some of what you’ve learned throughout the course. Looking for new developments and assessing their ability the affect change in a country or in the world is important in learning about the lottery of birth. You’ll have used critical analysis, a skill which will help you in any further study.


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