Columbia University
Poverty & Population: How Demographics Shape Policy
Columbia University

Poverty & Population: How Demographics Shape Policy

This course is part of Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners Specialization

Taught in English

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John Robertson

Instructor: John Robertson

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12 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Understand the the US population: age, family structure, education and race/ethnicity to interpret where US social policy is being pushed.

  • Explain poverty & inequality in the US that results in differing levels of privilege, and opportunity to address the needs of those left behind

  • Describe the policy process – legislative, executive, judicial and voluntary – to act to improve US social policy

  • Honors: Report on research of practices on the ground in preparation for a professional policy analysis.

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module will remind the reader of basic social welfare concepts: population variables, earning, income, assets as well as inflation, unemployment and the minimum wage.

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14 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

This module will probe the most important social welfare programs in moderns societies, the workplace and will evaluate who is advantaged and who is disadvantaged and why

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9 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module, the learner will differentiate the different measures of poverty, understand the significance of measuring poverty and question the place of various demographic groups in their relative poverty

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10 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module, the learner will review the US Government structure and process and explain how policies are formulated using the legislative structure.

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14 videos1 reading1 quiz2 peer reviews

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John Robertson
Columbia University
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