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Department
Economics
Course
ECON 317
Professor
Catherine Douglas
Semester
Fall

Description
1 Economics 317 Poverty and Inequality Final Quiz Review 1. Sample topics for shorter questions: Draw a Lorenz curve Calculate a gini coefficient Theories of economic growth and relationship to distribution of income Explain arguments and concepts from the final set of readings 2. Sample Essay Questions: Answer the following questions in essay format.  Your answers should be based upon the  readings and lecture notes presented in the course. Include reference to the context of the  issue the question addresses, as well as to the economic reasoning that helps to explain it.  Be sure to define key economic concepts and terms. Provide examples and use diagrams  where appropriate.   1. Why should citizens in rich countries care about the health outcomes of the  poorest in the global economy? 2. To what extent are we responsible for the well­being of others in society? Discuss  in light of the course material and, in particular, Ignatieff’s essays about the  “Needs of Strangers”.  Is there a role for the state? Why or why not? 3. To what extent is does the distribution of income determine the growth and  development of an economy? Explain in the context of the readings and other  course material. 4. Assess Dambiso Moya’s argument about the role of aid contributions and African  under­development? Do you agree with her? Why or why not? 5. What explains the changing distribution of income in British Columbia and many  other regions
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