Majors Participate in Undergrad Symposium
Six Community & Environmental Sociology majors participated in the 2016 UW Undergraduate Symposium. The symposium is an opportunity for students to display and present their work—through oral presentations and poster sessions—to UW faculty, staff, and students.
“Poverty in Bethel County, Alaska.”
Alaska is rich in beauty, natural resources and landscapes, but we often forget about the poor, native populations that live there. This research explores poverty in Bethel County, which has the highest poverty rate in Alaska. I investigate the factors that influence inequality between this population and others. Using data from the American Community Survey and other secondary sources, I examine how Bethel County’s demographic, political, economic, and community factors affect the level of poverty there. Bethel’s Native American population is dependent on natural resources and is spatially isolated from other communities, and the cost basic necessities are high. The best options for Bethel County are to invest in community and outreach centers to help increase social capital among residents along with other opportunities.
“Policies Promoting Rental Assistance Beneficial for Low Income Community Health.”
Federal and State policies have ingrained homeownership ...
April 19, 2016