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Skills You'll Learn

- Distinguish the values inherent in each social policy initiative, - Critique components of a social policy based on their effectiveness at meeting the goals stated in the initiative, - Develop social welfare policy analysis and reform proposals, - Differentiate alternative approaches to social policy problems, - Formulate practice strategies to overcome the historic biases in social welfare programs


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Dec 6, 2019

The content was presented in an interesting way that was easy to understand. Excellent course!

Jun 9, 2019

Excellent course on the origins of the US welfare state.

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Early Roots of Social Policy
In this module, you'll learn about the roots of social policy. Learners will hear about the Poor Laws and how the poor law shaped American social policy as well as the history of early activists and influencers.

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    John Robertson

    Policy Lecturer

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