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Poverty & Population: How Demographics Shape Policy (Coursera)

Jun 21st 2021
Poverty & Population: How Demographics Shape Policy (Coursera)
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This course has four modules, or foci. The first is to understand the categories of social welfare—populations, income, earnings, and assets— and some related concepts that play a very large role in shaping policy decisions: unemployment, inflation, and the minimum wage. The second deals with the central [...]
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US Social Services: Where did they come from? (Coursera)

Jun 21st 2021
US Social Services: Where did they come from? (Coursera)
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The course probes the formation of social policy in the United States from its very first cultural and religious roots. Starting with the transition from hunter-gatherer groups to agrarian villages, the course will examine the passage of the Poor Laws that shaped social policy through the colonial [...]
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US Social Services Compared (Coursera)

Jun 21st 2021
US Social Services Compared (Coursera)
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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 [...]
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Health, Housing, and Educational Services (Coursera)

Jun 21st 2021
Health, Housing, and Educational Services (Coursera)
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Course 5 discusses policies in four areas: housing, education, healthcare, and immigration, with an optional fifth module in child protection. This course addresses issues of power, oppression, and white supremacy. What you will learn: describe the structures of US policy in each of the course’s domains: Housing, schools, healthcare, [...]
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U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies (edX)

Learn about public policy in America and the dynamics of American politics. Public policy puts laws into action. The executive branch directs the combined activities of the federal government to address a multitude of problems, from the environment to the economy. The policies of the United States affect social [...]
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International Affairs: Globalisation (FutureLearn)

Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course. Understanding globalisation – a topic that dominates political and economic discourse worldwide – is important for anyone who cares about our planet’s future and wants to help shape it. This online [...]
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La povertà nella società contemporanea (edX)

Nov 13th 2017
La povertà nella società contemporanea (edX)
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Un'analisi sociologica della povertà per individuare le strategie per contrastarla in diversi contesti sociali. La povertà è una condizione sociale che interessa tutte le società, anche quelle industrializzate dove si fonda su confronti intertemporali tra differenti gruppi sociali. Questo corso analizza sia l'atteggiamento della società nei confronti dei poveri, [...]
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Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days (edX)

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Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days (edX)
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Collaborate with Penn faculty and fellow learners to identify the Top 10 Social Policy Issues facing the newly elected US President and Congress. Be part of the national conversation in the first 100 days of the new Presidential Administration and Congress.
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Governance and Policy Advice: How political decisions come to life (iversity)

Oct 14th 2014
Governance and Policy Advice: How political decisions come to life (iversity)
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What happens ‘behind the scenes’ of political decisions? Who advises politicians, and how big is their influence? Sign up and learn more about policy advice, political consulting and their impact on governance.
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