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Birth is a lottery. Where, when and to whom you are born and the society into which you are born will influence your life chances.

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Course Curriculum

    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • What do we mean by the lottery of birth? 00:10:00
    • The world’s 7 billionth baby 00:10:00
    • Thinking point: check your privilege 00:10:00
    • Poverty 00:10:00
    • Being born rich, being born poor 00:10:00
    • Global income inequality 00:10:00
    • Is it fair? 00:10:00
    • The best boss in the world 00:10:00
    • The spirit level 00:20:00
    • Thinking point: the spirit level hypothesis 00:20:00
    • The global picture 00:20:00
    • Summary of Week 1 00:05:00
    • Introduction 00:05:00
    • A history of European childbirth through art 00:10:00
    • Maternal and infant mortality today 00:10:00
    • Effects of specific incidents 00:10:00
    • State of the world’s mothers 00:20:00
    • Kangaroo mother care 00:10:00
    • What choices do individuals have? 00:10:00
    • Reproductive choices 00:10:00
    • Parents with disabilities 00:40:00
    • Pro-natalism and anti-natalism 00:20:00
    • Anti-natalist policies 00:30:00
    • The missing girls 00:20:00
    • Thinking point: State support where you live 00:20:00
    • Summary of Week 2 00:10:00
    • Introduction 00:10:00
    • Progress on Millennium Development Goals 00:20:00
    • MDGs – how did we do? 00:20:00
    • What’s next? 00:20:00
    • 230 million invisible children 00:30:00
    • Changing lives of girls and women 00:10:00
    • The changing lives of girls 00:20:00
    • What is FGM? 00:40:00
    • One woman’s lifetime 00:10:00
    • Summary of Week 3 00:10:00
    • Introduction 00:15:00
    • Population policies 00:10:00
    • Demographic transition 00:20:00
    • Gender and the demographic transition 00:20:00
    • Ethics and evidence for population policies 00:20:00
    • Don’t panic: the truth about population 00:20:00
    • The inequality debate 00:05:00
    • The idea of justice 00:20:00
    • Inequality and the 1% 00:10:00
    • Looking into the future 00:05:00
    • Summary of Week 4 00:05:00

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