SOC 943 Poverty Issues

This course will examine the distribution of power and wealth in Canada and the persistence of poverty within industrial capitalism despite its creation of unprecedented wealth. Among the issues to be discussed are: technical problems of defining poverty; various explanations of the causes of poverty and its persistence; the experience of poverty; and global perspectives on poverty and underdevelopment. Attention will be given to low- and no-income populations and generational differences. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 107 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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