THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Issues in Employment Policies (P00670)
This course attempts to take an international comparative perspective to questions of employment and employment policies. It will seek to identify varieties in patterns of employment and problems for welfare to which they give rise. Unemployment and poverty in international perspective. Macroeconomic policy. The deregulation strategy. Welfare states - impact on employment. 'Welfare to work' policies. Education and skills policies. Wages policies. 'Equal opportunities' in employment.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The student is expected to show
- An understanding of economic and social theories in relation to employment.
- An ability to read critically academic literature on employment.
- An ability to take an international comparative perspective on employment.
- An ability to read data on employment with understanding as to how it is compiled.
- An understanding of how employment policies might be evaluated.
One 4000 word essay
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Sue Grant
Mr Neil Mackenzie Fraser
School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/