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Special Seminar: Poverty and Inequality (Public Policy)

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SW858, Section 001

This course analyzes the conditions and causes of poverty within the United States and the variety of economic, social, and political responses to it. The first part of the course explores the problems of poverty, including a discussion of various causal theories of poverty and the underlying implications of these theories. The second part of the course analyzes specific problems and policy proposals, with particular attention to the most recent round of legislative reforms since the mid‐1990’s.

Semester: Fall 2017
Instructor: Natasha Pilkauskas
Category: PIP
U-M Class #: 20885
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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