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Poverty & Population

Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners ,

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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Rating 5.0 based on 8 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks, 4 hours per week -- HONORS Course Four weeks, 8 hours per week
Starts Jan 31 (35 weeks ago)
Cost $50
From Columbia University via Coursera
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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allows wealth accumulation at

i thought that was leftist rhetoric, but you need 3 generations just to get back on ones feet BECAUSE of a system that allows wealth accumulation at that scale.

no inheritance death tax

(*after the first 150Mil.& obvi no inheritance death tax.

mean we arent savages

i mean we arent savages.)

childcare is important enough

The need for childcare is important enough to be grouped in w/healthcare - i see that now.

need 3 generations just

back on ones feet

well-packaged instructional set

excellent course Well-packaged instructional set that combines video lectures, readings, and testing in a manageable approach on the part of the student.

combines video lectures

racist or sexist

& you dont have to be racist or sexist for it to happen - it is so clear.

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150mil. & obvi no

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

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 5.0 based on 8 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort Four weeks, 4 hours per week -- HONORS Course Four weeks, 8 hours per week
Starts Jan 31 (35 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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