Week_3___DSoc_1101 - DSoc 1101 Sections 207 & 208...

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DSoc 1101 Rachel Reichenbach
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Homework from Last Week Section 207 Grade Distribution 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 1 2 3 Grades Count Section 208 Grade Distribution 0 2 4 6 8 1 2 3 Count Grades Do these graphs suggest there was a personal problem or a social issue contributing to the low grades for both sections?
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Social Issues vs. Personal Troubles Not just an issue of the number of people involved Analyze the root causes – are they social or individual? Solutions must address the root causes and thus are specific to social issues or personal troubles.
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Inequality and Society The current development paradigm in operation since the 1970s has been to encourage economic growth with the hope that rising tides will lift all boats. With the economic growth over the past decade has poverty increased or decreased? Why hasn’t economic growth been sufficient for poverty reduction? What is the difference between “poverty” and “inequality”? Why is it important to not just look at poverty but to also look at inequality? According to the articles read for this week what are the trends for income inequality and economic growth globally over the past 30 years? How have income inequality trends differed for men and women over the past 30 years?
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Positive Economics Key Assumption: People seek to maximize utility - they act according to self-interest. Robert Frank challenges this assumption of positive
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Week_3___DSoc_1101 - DSoc 1101 Sections 207 & 208...

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