Measuring Economic Welfare short course

This course will introduce students, researchers, and officials in state agencies to the key concepts in measuring income, expenditure, poverty, and inequality. There will also be a strong practical component where participants will use survey data to undertake welfare measurement and analysis.

Course outline:
• Introduction to the measurement of income and expenditure,
• Measuring poverty and poverty lines,
• Practical issues in measuring poverty,
• Measuring Inequality,
• Practical issues in measuring inequality,
• Asset indices as alternative measures of well-being,
• Practical issues in creating and using asset indices.

80% attendance is required and you will be issued with a UCT certificate of attendance.


Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, June 22, 2018 - 17:00

Economics Building, Middle Campus

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