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Child Development and Social Policy in a Global Society

Explores the nature, causes and consequences of racial-ethnic, social, and economic inequalities in children's lives and how policies affect inequalities in children's health, education, and economic well-being. Students examine philosophical rationales for policy action; historical trends that influence inequalities in development; the role of science and participatory/democratic processes in increasing the effectiveness of programs and policies affecting children; and challenges to improving programs and policies, thereby reducing inequalities.

Course #
APSY-GE 2832
Applied Psychology


Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at Steinhardt, Applied Psychology