Social Sciences

The goal of this assignment is to develop critical insights about the impact of poverty in adulthood. Another goal is to enhance the ability of students to utilize a strength-based conceptual framework when analyzing the interaction between human behavior and the environment. Utilizing resilience theory and intersectionality theory as major analytic tools, students will identify and analyze the risk and protective factors affecting adults experiencing poverty. In addition, students will pay attention to the ways in which diversity, power, and oppression affect the experience of poverty in adulthood. 1) Utilize resilience theory and intersectionality theory to analyze risk and protective factors affecting development of adults experiencing poverty. 2) Consider vulnerable populations and developmental stage on the effects of poverty 3) Collect and interpret data relevant to research–from peer-reviewed, academic sources. 4) Integrate knowledge, theory, and understanding of intersectionality One of the references must be the textbook. Chapters 7-9 may be referenced. The textbook can be found here: Dimensions of human behavior the changing life course by Elizabeth D. Hutchison (

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