History of Poverty in the United States


A history of poverty and poverty policy in the United States from the colonial era to the present. The changing experience of poverty, efforts to analyze and measure poverty, and attempts to alleviate or eliminate it. Attention paid to the reasons for the durability of poverty in a wealthy nation and to the forces shaping the contours of anti-poverty policy.

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Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 561
  • PUBPOL 528
  • RIGHTS 561
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring