Details of the Initiative
One of the goals of the SDGs is to end poverty. Poverty refers to an individual’s or family’s lack of the necessary living resources, ranging from being in danger of survival (absolute poverty) to being unable to carry out social and cultural life (relative poverty). How do we think about and work with people who are starving and who are losing various social opportunities and connections due to poverty and social exclusion?
From the perspective of social welfare, which is one of the public policies, we thus need to deepen our understanding of how poverty and social exclusion should be viewed and how institutional approaches and activities should be carried out through classes (education), research, and social activities.
In the class, the lecturer talks about the concept and aspect of poverty, the history of measures against poverty, the legal system, support methods, systems, and actual support. In terms of research and social activities, we are studying the actual situation of child poverty, youth and employment, working poor, homelessness, social isolation, domestic violence, etc., which are becoming social problems, as well as measures to cope with them, such as the welfare system, measures for low-income people, and private sector activities.