Week 1


  • Annette Lareau. 2012. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (pp 14-32). In Canvas.
  • Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. 2015. $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Chapter 4, ‘By any means necessary‘). In Canvas.
  • Emily Badger. 2018. The outsize hold of the word ‘welfare’ on the public imagination. Aug 6, New York Times.

Lecture pages

Some baseline knowledge for the course: