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Incorporating Community-Based Research in a Course on the Economics of Poverty

Incorporating Community-Based Research in a Course on the Economics of Poverty

We discuss how we have incorporated a community-based research project into a course on the Economics of Poverty in which groups of students work with local non-profit agencies on academic projects during the semester. In addition to providing advice on how to create and manage the projects, we include a thorough cost-benefit analysis of this pedagogical approach, including detailed student feedback that suggests that the community-based...

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