The module involves lectures and guest lectures from different disciplines. Learning activities include audio-lectures, which include trigger questions, and independent study. Students are expected to carry out some reading in advance of listening to each session, in order to make the most of the sessions.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Summarise major trends in the provision of social protection around the world.
- Use skills in summarising and critically discussing literature; and written communication skills developed through the preparation of assessed Coursework
- Understand key components of social protection in high- and low-income countries around the world.
- Demonstrate awareness of the measurement of poverty in later life in high- and low-income countries around the world.
The module includes online audio-recorded lectures on:
Introduction to the module; The principles of social protection; Contributory Vs. non-contributory schemes of pension protection; Understanding and measuring poverty in later life in high-income countries; Understanding and measuring poverty in later life in low-income countries; Policy responses to poverty in later life; Social protection in European countries; Social protection in African case studies; Social protection in Asian case studies; Livelihoods and vulnerability in later life; Gender differences in pension protection; and Cohort differences in pension protection.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Online audio-recorded lectures.
Learning activities include:
Online lectures and independent study.
1 assignment of no more than 4,000 words
|Total study time||200|
Resources & Reading list
Other. Module resources will be available on Blackboard, such as lecture PowerPoint slides, audiorecordings of lectures, key readings, coursework details, references and module updates. Students will be provided with guidance to use Skype for verbal/visual communication with tutors.
Dannefer, D. and Phillipson, C. (eds) (2010). The Sage Handbook of Social Gerontology. London: Sage.
Atkinson, A.B. (2019). Measuring poverty around the world. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
One assignment (4,000 words)
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External