Social Inequalities and Low-Wage Work

ECON390

Students in this course will participate in community economic development in Durham. First, students will learn to evaluate competing theories regarding the reasons for recent increases in social inequalities and low-wage work. Students will also gain new insights into local conditions of social inequalities and low-wage work through a service-learning component of the course, in which they will be partnered with a community group. Students will collaborate with community partners to determine and apply programs for improving the conditions of low-wage workers in Durham. The course will culminate in a poster session during which students will showcase the work they have done with their community partners.