Understanding Poverty

  title={Understanding Poverty},
  author={M. J. Austin},
  journal={Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment},
  pages={1 - 4}
  • M. J. Austin
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment
  • This Special Issue has its origins in both historical and contemporary attempts to address the complex social problem of poverty in the U.S. It grew out of a doctoral seminar and therefore most of the authors are current or former doctoral students at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley. The Fall 2005 seminar began in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that blew the roof off the city of New Orleans and exposed a history of poverty, racism, and corruption. The topic of… CONTINUE READING
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