Poverty, Public Policy and Controversy >> Content Detail

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1Orientation Session; Syllabus, and Summary SheetAnalytical Exercise (On Ellwood Reading)
2Policy Controversy and the Role of Values in Problem Definition
3The Concept and Measurement of Poverty in the United States
4Other Approaches to Conceptualizing and Measuring Poverty
5Roundtable Discussion on the Concept and Measurement of Poverty (student led)
6Institutional Design of Poverty Programs: Controversy over Responsibility, the Public-Private Mix Continued
7The Public Private Mix Controversy in Pension PolicyAssignment #1 Due
8The Public Private Mix Controversy in Social Service Policy: Profit and Non Profit (Non-Sectarian and Faith-Based)
9Roundtable Discussion on the Public-Private Mix
Mid Term Exam (One week after Lecture 9)
10The Underclass Controversy
11Taking Stock and Starting Discussion of the Underclass Debate
12Analyzing and Writing Reading Arguments
13Moving to Opportunity
14The Controversy over Welfare Reform
15Dependency in a Comparative PerspectiveAssignment #2 Due
16The American Reform of its Welfare System
17Roundtable Discussion of Welfare Reform
18Political DisenfranchisementWriting Rewrite Assignment Due
19Economic Growth: Poverty and the I.Q. Controversy
20The Controversy of Political Disenfranchisement: Poverty as a Lack of Power

Crime Deviance and Poverty Roundtable Discussion on the Underclass Debate
21Economic Power
22Roundtable Discussion on DisenfranchisementAssignment #3 Due
23Social Science Contribution to Controversy
End Term Exam (Optional but Strongly Recommended - 2 days after the last Lecture)


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