Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

Online Course

Future Learn
Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

What is the course about?

Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality
The course Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the concerns about rising wealth and income inequality between different generations in developed countries.
Course description
  • Have baby boomers had it all? Can we create a fair deal for everyone? Find out
  • 4 weeks
  • From religious leaders to heads of state, everyone is talking about economic inequality. But what form does this take in different countries? What impact does it have on society? And why does it matter to you?
  • This online course will explore these growing concerns about wealth and income inequality.
  • You’ll scrutinise claims that the baby boomer generation has had it all, while social and political changes have left younger generations struggling.
  • You’ll examine the causes and implications of growing economic inequalities and what individuals, communities and governments can do about them.
  • What is meant by ‘inequality’ and how it is measured.
  • Comparisons of inequality across countries, different groups of people and generations.
  • Why inequality matters.
  • Controversies around inequality.
  • The causes, consequences, nature and impact of inequality, particularly with regard to housing and pensions.
  • The implications of inequality for individual financial planning for home ownership and retirement saving.
  • Potential actions that individuals, communities and wider society can take to reduce inequality.
  • Apply and make use of evidence to discuss the nature and existence of economic inequality.
  • Explain the impact that government policies may have on inequality.
  • Discuss the interplay between individuals, communities and the state in addressing inequalities.
  • Demonstrate and understand some of the implications of inequality for individuals, society and the wider economy.
  • Apply some personal financial planning techniques, particularly with regard to pensions and housing.
  • The course does not assume any prior knowledge of economics and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in social issues.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Prerequisites & Facts

Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

Course Topic

Economics, Politics & Society, Science, Engineering & Maths, Social Issues

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Economics, Politics & Society, Science, Engineering & Maths, Social Issues
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