PUBPOL 750

PUBPOL 750.008: Topics: Child & Family

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2016
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
1:00-2:30 pm EST
Course Location
1220 WEILL
Course Section
008
U-M Course Number
27300
Credit Hours
3

The goal of the course is to give students an overview of the US social policy landscape as it relates to children and low-income families. We will consider the strengths and weaknesses of policies that target children and families — to examine how policy affects children. On occasion, we will compare US social policies to those of other western countries. This course aims to help students think about how policy might be able to improve the life trajectories of disadvantaged children.