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    Macalester College
  Feb 25, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 342 - Economics of Poverty in US

This course focuses on the economic aspects of poverty and inequality in the United States. The course utilizes economic theory and empirical research to analyze the determinants of, and potential strategies to overcome poverty and inequality. Topics include measurement and trends of poverty and inequality, labor markets, education, discrimination, residential segregation, and immigration. The course also investigates the role of public policy in fighting poverty and inequality. There is a required service learning component in this course. Offered every year. Prerequisite(s): ECON 119  and a C- or higher in one 200-level Economics course from Group A electives (4 Credits)