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Can we isolate a social problem?
Week 11 looks at the interactive effects of related variables in social problems. The first topic uses Pakistan to illustrate how economists and sociologists/social scientists approach poverty differently. When looking at a particular problem, the economist will want to treat it separately from the larger nexus of issues. Week 11 will also specifically focus on the “feminization of poverty” indicating the close connection between economic inequality and gender inequality. Microfinance will also be examined as a possible solution to poverty.
Week 11 Book List
Poor Women in Rich Countries by
Publication Date: 2009-11-19
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2. Japan's poverty rate hits record high
3. Single working Japanese women living in poverty
4. Single mothers lead Japan's poor population