Measurements of regional and global disparities Define indices of infant mortality, education, nutrition, income, marginalization, human development index (HDI). Explain the value of the indices in measuring disparities across the globe.

3 hours

Origin of disparities Explain disparities and inequities that occur within countries resulting from ethnicity, paper writers residence, parental education, income, employment (formal and informal), and land ownership.

3 hours

Disparities and change Identify and explain the changing patterns and trends of regional and global disparities of life expectancy, education and income.

Examine the progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in poverty reduction, education and health.

5 hours

Reducing disparities Discuss the different ways in which disparities can be reduced with an emphasis on trade and market access, debt-relief, aid and remittances.

Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies designed to reduce disparities.

5 hours