Poverty Amidst Plenty: The Economics of American Poverty
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m.
Location: Math & Psychology 102
Instructor: Nandita Dasgupta
Poverty is not an oft-quoted word in USA. Nonetheless, the phenomenon is worth exploring, especially in the context of the Great Recession that the United States has recently experienced. With continuing unemployment and increasing costs of living, more and more families have to choose between necessities like health care, child care, and even food. This seminar will examine the nature and extent of poverty in the U.S., its causes and consequences, and the poverty alleviation measures adopted through government programs and policies.
*meets Social Sciences (SS) requirements
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