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Understanding economic inequality
Understanding economic inequality

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Understanding economic inequality

Introduction

In this free course, Understanding economic inequality, you will explore one of the most pressing challenges of our times – inequality. You will explore different debates on the causes, trends and consequences of inequality, and what can be done about it. You will be encouraged to reflect on your personal experiences of inequality before looking at how the issue is approached in economics. You will study some of the different dimensions of economic inequality, and learn about the main debates on its role in achieving economic success. You will also have the opportunity to put yourself in the shoes of a prime minister and explore what can be done to make economies less unequal.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD126 Economics in context [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .