This course has four modules, or foci. The first is to understand the categories of social welfare—populations, income, earnings, and assets— and some related concepts that play a very large role in shaping policy decisions: unemployment, inflation, and the minimum wage. The second deals with the central institution of social welfare—the labor market, which largely determines how many resources a person has. The labor market also establishes hierarchy, both through meritocracy and through categories of privilege. The third is poverty: the differing ways we define who is poor, and how effective U.S. anti-poverty efforts have been. The final module looks directly at federal decision making, the political organization of ideas, the structure of U.S. government, and the legislative process that shapes much of our social policy. This course addresses issues of power, oppression, and white supremacy.
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Principales reseñas sobre POVERTY & POPULATION: HOW DEMOGRAPHICS SHAPE POLICY
Highly informative and skill enhancing course on demographic considerations in policy development
Very well done. I gained solid base knowledge from this course.
Very insightful, well-organized, and interesting guest speakers. Overall an experience I would recommend!
This is a wonderful course to refresh your knowledge and get an idea of the US's system.
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