1. Social Policies by the European Union
1.1. European Integration: A Historical and Institutional Perspective
1.2. The European Union’s Regional, Employment and Social Policies
1.3. Is there a European Social Model?
2. Social Policies by the Member States
2.1. Poverty and Inequality. Measurement, Causes and Consequences
2.2. Health: Status, Determinants, Services and Resources
2.3. Education: Resources and Organization, Access and Participation, Outputs and Impact
2.4. Employment. Concepts, Explanations, Policies and Outcome
2.5. Pensions. Retirement and Life Expectancy, Pension Systems, the Pension Paradox
Mid-term exam on themes 1.1 to 1.3 (35%)
Essay undertaking an analysis of one social policy across 2 to 3 countries. (50%)
Class Presentation of the Essay (15%)
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Not handing in final essay.