section you are required to work on a research paper under the supervision
of the instructor. The broad themes for this section of Econ 490 are
Gender, Population and Health. The course would require you to form a
researchable question from topics like gender differences in
decision-making, division of labor within the family, and public policies
that affect the status and health of women and children. We
will draw from various development and health literature from Africa, Asia
and Latin America. This course emphasizes conceptual, modeling, and
empirical skills widely used in economic analysis and its application to the
data from developing world.
The first few
sessions would be in a lecture format learning the recent theory and
empirical evidence related to various topics in the field. The next few
sessions would be in an interactive class setting where students will learn
STATA (econometric software), discuss and formalize their research proposal.
At this time Students are required to complete a description of a research
interest. In your research paper you would be required to carry out
regression analysis to answer your testable hypothesis. Near
the end of the class students would be required to submit a rough draft of
the research paper, and final papers would be due at the end of the class.
Econ 490- UBC Course
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