The Poverty Alleviation concentration enables students to develop a theoretical and empirical understanding of the causes, manifestations and consequences of social and economic inequalities. It prepares students to develop and evaluate policy and program aimed at reducing poverty.
The concentration engages students in critical thinking about reducing poverty, hunger, and human inequality. Students will explore the organization of work as an outcome of social-structural inequalities linked to the root causes of oppression, as well as initiatives to develop humane and inclusive institutions.
Poverty Alleviation concentrators study a rights-based approach to social change and have the opportunity to take courses in assets and inequality, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.