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Economic Growth and Development - Inequality and Human Development

Learn about various measures of inequality and approaches to human development from this free online course

Economics
Free Course
Economic Growth and Development - Inequality and Human Development is a free online course that will teach you vital aspects of inequality in economic growth and factors of human development. Learn about various measures of inequality, economic security strategies, and alternative approaches to human development. Start this course today and improve your knowledge of the determinants of global economic systems.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Economic Growth and Development - Inequality and Human Development is a free online course that guides you through vital aspects of global inequality and human development discourse in economic growth and development. This course will help to improve your understanding of the economic security strategies and human development approaches. First, you will be introduced to the principles of inequality measurement, along with the strategies of growth-mediated security and support-led security.

Next, you will study poverty indicators, the Lorenz Curve, and the principles of the Gini coefficient in measuring inequality. Then, you will learn about alternative approaches to human development, human development reports of UNDP, and the core structure of Sen's capability approach. Finally, you will discuss alternative approaches to human development from the components of classical utilitarianism and features of the basic needs approach.

By taking this free online course from Alison, you will gain critical knowledge of global economic controversies and human development strategies. This extensive course will be of interest to students, researchers, economic analysts, and anyone with an interest deciphering in economic models and global economic systems. Enroll for this course today and take your knowledge of economic development and growth to the next level!

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:


  • Analyze the principles of inequality measurement
  • Explain the strategies of growth-mediated security and support-led security
  • Distinguish between the growth-mediated security and 'unaimed opulence'
  • Describe the application of the Lorenz Curve in measuring inequality
  • Outline the principles of the Gini coefficient
  • Describe the various approaches to human development
  • Explain the importance of Human Development Reports by UNDP
  • Discuss the procedural concerns in applying the human development paradigm
  • Describe the core structure of the Capability Approach
  • Contrast the differences in the capabilities approach, utilitarianism, and the basic needs approach

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

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