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The literature on poverty identifies its causes as both economic and cultural. This subject aims to develop students understanding on the local and international economic factors producing poverty, as well as, its culture-bound causes and manifestations. Using poverty concepts in Development Studies, Political Economy, and Anthropology an analysis of multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction at micro and macro level will be provided. Students are expected to acquire comprehensive understanding of multidimensional poverty and are aware of various poverty reduction strategies
Intended learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students are expected to:
- Demonstrate high levels of analysis, conceptual sophistication and critical thinking about multidimensional poverty and poverty reduction strategies.
- Be able to ritically analyse and engage in socio-cultural, political and economic aspects of local and global poverty.
- Develop awareness of alternative theoretical perspectives.
- Communicate knowledge effectively.
Last updated: 5 December 2019