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|Meet Day||M||8:00 AM - 10:00 AM||L130|
Examines the causes and consequences of poverty and explores strategies for addressing it. Begins with the major theoretical explanations scholars have advanced to explain the persistence of poverty including family structure, urban labor markets, residential segregation, welfare policy, the criminal justice system, and other topics. The focus then shifts to the consequences of poverty, especially for children. Throughout the course, students are introduced to current policy approaches to alleviating poverty.