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    University of Virginia
  Feb 20, 2018
Undergraduate Record 2017-2018

PPOL 4220 - Poverty: In the US and Rest of the World

Although the US has experienced significant growth in its history, poverty has remained high at around 15 percent of the population. This seminar course will focus on poverty in the US and in the rest of the world (RoW). How the poverty line in the US is set and what data are used to estimate poverty in the US will be presented, and contrasted with relative poverty methodology in Europe and $1 per person per day poverty in the developing world.

Credits: 3