14 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Course entry requirements: Cross-sectional econometric methods or ECO4016F
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the key concepts in measuring income, expenditure, poverty inequality. Using actual survey data to measure income and expenditure will provide a practical introduction to welfare measurement. This will include missing data, bracket responses, price indices data imputation. Other topics covered will include the theory of social welfare functions, poverty and inequality measures, multidimensional poverty, social mobility and the theory of asset indices. Students will also be equipped to use survey data to undertake welfare measurement and analysis using software.
DP requirements: None
Assessment: Coursework 50% Exam 50%
Last updated : 18 Apr 2018