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Poverty & Population

How Demographics Shape Policy

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This course has four modules, or foci. The first is to understand the categories of social welfare—populations, income, earnings, and assets— and some related concepts that play a very large role in shaping policy decisions: unemployment, inflation, and the minimum wage. The second deals with the central institution of social welfare—the labor market, which largely determines how many resources a person has. The labor market also establishes hierarchy, both through meritocracy and through categories of privilege. The third is poverty: the differing ways we define who is poor, and how effective U.S. anti-poverty efforts have been. The final module looks directly at federal decision making, the political organization of ideas, the structure of U.S. government, and the legislative process that shapes much of our social policy. This course addresses issues of power, oppression, and white supremacy. The course is part of a sequence in social policy that has an HONORS TRACK. This track will prepare the learner for masters-level work in policy, which involves reading the literature, writing concise summaries and probing critiques. Over the sequence the learner will develop a policy analysis that will create a foundation for professional policy analyst assignments.

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Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks, 4 hours per week -- HONORS Course Four weeks, 8 hours per week
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $50
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Instructor John Robertson
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Governance And Society Public Health

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Client Development Representative, Labor Market $50k

Labor Compliance $56k

Assistant Labor $64k

Labor Trainer $65k

Labor Negotiator $69k

Labor and Employment $71k

Warehouse Labor $77k

labor formen $82k

Labor Foremen $89k

LABOR LEADER $100k

Owner Labor $105k

Retired Labor Strategy / Labor Relations $143k

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks, 4 hours per week -- HONORS Course Four weeks, 8 hours per week
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From Columbia University via Coursera
Instructor John Robertson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Governance And Society Public Health

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