INFO 5371

INFO 5371

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Inequality is high in American society. Income and wealth are concentrated in far fewer hands than in other industrialized countries. Labor market outcomes are patterned by disparities across lines of race, gender, and class. This course will introduce social science theories about the origins of inequality, emphasizing how inequality is transmitted over time and across generations. Building on these theories, students will deploy tools for data science to visualize inequality, understand inequality, and evaluate hypothetical policy interventions that might reduce inequality. We will use the R programming language. A theme of the course is that applied work in this area can give rise to new data science tools, which may help solve some of society's most pressing challenges.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: INFO 2950 or equivalent.

  • Visualize economic inequality with graphs that summarize survey data.
  • Connect theories about inequality to quantitative empirical evidence.
  • Evaluate the effects of hypothetical interventions to reduce inequality.
  • Conduct data analysis using the R programming language.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: INFO 3370

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18760 INFO 5371   LEC 001

    • MWF Phillips Hall 203
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Lundberg, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person