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|GHDP 661 - Gender Inequality & Dev|
The goals of this course are broadly two-fold: first, to gain a solid understanding of the patterns and constraints of gender inequality around the world up to the present day, and second, to review and debate what we know and don’t know about what policies and programs can work to close gender gaps, with a focus on developing countries. The course is set up around a series of major policy questions central to the gender equality agenda, and linked to international development debates around the Sustainable Development Goals. Following an overview session about global and regional patterns and trends over time, each of the subsequent weeks will tackle a series of major policy topics in turn, concluding with an examination of major global proposals to tackle gender inequality. The course will go beyond gender inequality in the labour market to explore patterns of violence, constraints to political participation, among others. Students will be asked to work on a specific policy challenge in a developing country context, applying and developing the findings discussed in class and in the readings. The course is designed to facilitate student questioning, engagement and participation as reflected in the structure and course requirements. No specific textbook is prescribed. There will normally be 2-3 required readings each week -- a paper and/or book chapters -- and additional readings for greater depth.
1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar
Global Human Development Department