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Comparing Welfare States - Evolution, Politics & Impact

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Traute Meyer
Academic year

Module overview

In this module we will first explore why all industrialised countries developed programmes to reduce social risks. We will then examine how and why this development was different in different countries. Finally we will discuss some of the main challenges to welfare states today, such as globalisation, a transformation of women’s lives and changing family structures, ageing societies and the growth of the service economy. Geographically, the module will focus on Europe, but Asia and the USA will also play a role.

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