ECO436H5 • Measuring Well Being


The course concerns itself with measuring societal economic well being. The historical development of the subject is considered together with the conceptual issues (and objections) associated with representing the welfare of economic agents. Different notions of welfare (Poverty, Inequality, Polarization, Equality of Opportunity) and the various empirical techniques for examining them are critically explored and applied using existing datasets.

( ECO200Y5 or ECO204Y5 or ECO206Y5) and ( ECO202Y5 or ECO208Y5 or ECO209Y5) and [ ECO220Y5 or ECO227Y5 or 1.0 credit from ( STA256H5 or STA258H5 or STA260H5)]
Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area