PUBPOL 736

PUBPOL 736.001: Poverty & Inequality

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Level
Graduate
Term
Fall 2015
Days
Wednesday
Time
4:00-6:00 pm EST
Course Location
1230 WEILL
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
21913
Credit Hours
3

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.