What is poverty? The United States has one definition, but this 4-part course seeks to untangle the many different ways poverty can be defined and applied. We will define poverty in the United States, go over relative and absolute measures of poverty, and explore alternative ways to defining poverty. We will look directly at American social policy to understand how current poverty measurements impact social program development and implementation and the individuals who may or may not receive related services and aid. Then, we will look at how alternative measures may impact our social policies. Each week will incorporate ways (social distance-friendly) in which young people (grades 6-12) can think about their roles in society to impact policy, individuals, their communities, and their own futures.
with Leah Gose
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