The New Inequality

SOCIOLOGY 3310

Exploration of recent trends of economic inequality in the United States that have reached levels not seen since before the Great Depression. We examine factors that account for the decades-long increase in economic disparities, paying particular attention to patterns in educational attainment, political developments, and the role of technological change. We will also compare recent movements in economic inequality and macroeconomic performance in the U.S. with other advanced industrialized nations. This course has no specific prerequisites but completion of an introductory course in sociology is recommended before enrollment.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; AS SD I; AS WI I; FA SSC; AR SSC; AS SC

Section 01

The New Inequality
INSTRUCTOR: Rosenfeld
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