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The Lottery of Birth - 20th February 2017

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The School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care's massive online open course (MOOC) 'The Lottery of Birth' commences on the 20th February 2017. The course will examine the inequalities of birth, with a particular focus on being rich or poor and being born male or female. The course will also look at the lottery of birth as it relates to becoming a parent, and how individual countries and global organisations are responding to demographic changes and predictions. 

A variety of disciplines such as demography, health studies, sociology, comparative social policy, history, political science and economics are used to create fresh insight and provide a bridge for different ideas to feed into social and political change. Learners will have the opportunity to critically analyse an initiative of their choice from their own country, and review the analysis of a fellow learner. 

Further information, along with registration details, can be found on the FutureLearn website.

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