Honors Projects


Heather WebbFollow


The existence of poverty in the United States is paradoxical and how people view poverty is complicated. This research provides details about the history of poverty, what causes it, how it is measured, and current statistics. It also provides a condensed history, including relevant types of welfare, of social policies, as well as an overview of social-policy making and current statistics. Secondly, this research analyzes how race, class, and gender affect how we view poverty and policies to amend it. It also uses intersectionality to analyze how intersections between identities contribute to changing these views. The goal of this research is to highlight how attitudes differ and change over time and are reflected in social policy in hopes of creating longer-lasting solution to poverty in the future.


Business Education


Supply Chain Management

First Advisor

Harland Jones III

First Advisor Department

General Studies Writing

Second Advisor

Katharine Kontak

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2016