2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 267 - Poverty and Social Policy in Comparative Perspective


The course compares the U.S., Canadian and (Western) European social policy regimes. It includes an introduction to how poverty is defined in the US and internationally, and the strengths and weaknesses of these measurements and shows students how to use online sources to find local and national data about poverty and low income. Social insurance and income supports, labor relations and health policies are among the topics explored in the relevance for the working poor.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically