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U.S. Poverty Analysis

Poverty in the United States is largely a function of education, class, race, gender, age, and marital status. Poverty may be reduced by improving education, increasing wages, reducing discrimination, addressing marriage and divorce rates, changing individual behavior, or through greater use of government transfer programs.

MBC’s minor in U.S. poverty analysis gives students the tools to understand why poverty can persist in a high income country and compare the possible solutions.

U.S. poverty analysis is available as a minor.