Poverty, Inequality, and Income Maintenance Policy

9.1 Compare and contrast poverty and inequality and discuss major theories of poverty

9.2 Define the poverty line and explain its limitations as a system of measurement

9.3 Assess the consequences of poverty on human life and discuss how the information economy, environmental crisis and globalization affect poverty

9.4 Compare and contrast conservative, liberal, and radical theories of poverty

9.5 Outline the major public welfare and social insurance programs and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses

9.6 Identify changes in the nature of the workforce that create a need for new social welfare policies

9.7 Illustrate the types of policies the U.S. needs to implement for the future of today's citizens

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