Labor Studies | Poverty, Welfare, and Workfare
L490 | 27646 | Modibo, Najja
This is a web-based coursed offered through OnCourse.
3 cr hrs; Section 27646. This course examines the political-economic
relationship that exists between the prescriptions of welfare reform
and the introduction of workfare legislation. And, addresses the
following questions: How are attacks on labor-union rights,
privatization, and lower taxes on the affluent linked to welfare
reform and workfare legislation? Has welfare reform legislation been
framed in particular ways making it more palatable for public
support? What are the consequences of welfare reform and workfare for
Americans? This course answers these and other questions, as well as
offering alternatives to the suffering and inequality in our society.
Instructor: Najja Modibo, DLS, IUPUI.