Postgraduate Course: Understanding Public Policy in OECD Countries (PGSP11212)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Discusses and uses quantitative data to analyse the main directions of post-war policy development and change in OECD countries. Topics covered includes public expenditure patterns, welfare state development, labour market trends and topics in the realm of the personal, including home ownership, fertility and divorce.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| The course seeks to develop:
* A knowledge of the main directions of post-war policy development in the nations of the OECD area;
* A capacity to identify major patterns of similarity and diversity in post-war public policy and to understand their causes;
* An ability to utilize the methods of quantitative data analysis to account for differences in cross-national policy outcomes.
|Course organiser||Prof Francis Castles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4051
|Course secretary||Mr Lee Corcoran