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Comparative Economics of Child and Family Policy in Postindustrial Countries
ECON 314
Fall 2013
Section: 01  

This course uses tools of economic analysis and measures of child well-being to make cross country comparisons of policies and outcomes. Children rank high on the list of a country's most valuable resources. Yet equally rich nations differ dramatically in funding investments for children and providing support for the people who raise them. These differences in investment persist despite a growing body of research that shows costly, negative consequences for early child development of both absolute and relative deprivation. With these observations in mind, this course investigates the following questions: Why do equally wealthy nations differ so profoundly when evaluated by these fundamental indicators of economic success? What factors and policies explain the differences? What are the economic consequences? How might the research on international comparisons inform the construction of more successful child and family policy?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: (ECON300 AND ECON301) OR (ECON300 AND ECON302)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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