In all nations, social policy is a very large public investment. Course 1 will explore the size, structure, and outcomes of U.S. social policy and compare this policy to those of similar developed countries. The course will also probe the values this policy represents and the values debate regarding about how big our welfare state should be— in other words, how much of our education, housing, health, income support, and social services the government should supply and how much individuals should supply for themselves. This course addresses issues of power, oppression, and white supremacy.
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Approx. 8 hours to complete
Approx. 8 hours to complete
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TOP REVIEWS FROM US SOCIAL SERVICES COMPARED
"US Social Services Compared" - I am hoping this course will help me out with a clear concept of US Social Services Compared. Thanks COURSERA for the such online access.
The quality of the content is good for an introductory course. The high amount of typos in the slides is distracting when you're trying to take notes.
very interesting and useful for my wider studies supporting my application to universities
Very informative. I am very new to Social Policy, so the grounding was very useful.
Exceptional topics and Positive take-aways for our nations Welfare State
Excellent course about the US welfare state in comparison with others.
good info, instructor really quiet. had to use earphones
About the Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners Specialization
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