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Courses - Spring 2024
PLCY
Public Policy
Open Seats as of
02/23/2024 at 10:30 PM
PLCY388A
Special Topics in Public Policy; Child and Family Policy Impact
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with FMSC498P. Credit only granted for PLCY388A or FMSC498P.

For poor and low-income families, federal programs such as Medicaid, Child care, SNAP and child nutrition programs are a lifeline every day. Some programs also have policies that consider more than income eligibility, such as number of hours of work, disability, and immigration status. Budget choices have a significant impact on policy intentions. Students will learn about and analyze the major federal programs and federal budgets for these policy areas; understand from data the impact of such programs and policies; and be introduced to significant advocacy effortsand considerations that shaped these policy decisions.