What is poverty? Does it impact social and economic justice? In this assignment, you will read a chapter from your textbook that answers some of these questions and guides you to explore these topics more thoroughly. Why is it important for social workers to advocate for policy changes to become more relevant to modern times?
In the Web article you will read in this assignment, Matthew Desmond discusses how eviction and housing issues have a major impact on poverty. While you are reading this article, think about how such issues affect social and economic justice for oppressed populations impacted by poverty and inequality.
In your textbook Social Welfare Policy: Responding to a Changing World, read Chapter 8, “Poverty, Inequality, and Income Maintenance Policy.”