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ECON 238 - Poverty and Inequality in the United States


Credits: 3
Planned Offering: Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit

Prerequisites: Normally, ECON 101 and 102. ECON 101 only for Winter 2015. This course takes an economic approach toward investigating recent trends in poverty and inequality in the U.S., focusing on evaluating alternative explanations for who becomes (or remains) poor in this country. Factors considered in this investigation include labor-market trends, educational opportunities, family background, racial discrimination, and neighborhood effects. Aspects of public policy designed to alleviate poverty are discussed, as well as its failures and successes. Handy.





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