America's Poverty Course

Income inequality in the U.S. has reached unprecedented levels, poverty remains extreme, and racial and gender inequalities are intransigent. Why is there so much inequality and poverty? How might they be reduced? Find out from the country’s top scholars in our free open online course on poverty and inequality. The course, developed in 2016, is offered through edX and the course videos are listed below.

Income Inequality

The Experience of Poverty

The Causes of Poverty

Educational Access

Education Outcomes

Social Mobility and Jobs

Gender Inequality

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration


See the references cited in course modules.