PUBPOL 736 - Poverty and Inequality
Fall 2019, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Public Policy (PUBPOL)
Department: SPP: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course is concerned with analyzing the distribution of economic resources in the United States. It examines the distribution of economic well-being, the sources of inequality, the role of tax-transfer policies in affecting inequality, and options for changing inequality. There are special examinations of welfare reform, homelessness, and intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Schedule

PUBPOL 736 - Poverty and Inequality
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
30827
Open
1
11Graduate Standing
-
MW 2:30PM - 3:50PM
Note: This course examines the nature, extent and causes of poverty and inequality in the US relying on a multidisciplinary literature from sociology, political science, economics, and psychology. The large number of anti-poverty programs that have been tried in the last 30 years underscores the extent of disagreement about the causes of poverty, the situation of the poor, and the role of the government in encouraging income redistribution and social change. This course will explore the problem of poverty, theories of poverty and the implications that these theories have for public policies targeting poverty. We will study issues related to topics such as housing and neighborhoods, structural economic changes like wages and inequality, families and social norms, and mass incarceration to consider how these issues generate and reproduce poverty, lack of opportunity, and inequality.

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