Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice - Economics of Social Policy

University College Dublin


Course Name Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice - Economics of Social Policy
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code SPOL20050
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER: Autumn and Spring (separate)
Application Date 2021-2022 Academic Year
Pre-Registration for September 2021 reopening in August!
Duration Autumn Trimester - September to December.

Mode of Delivery: Online.

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Expand+SPOL20050 Economics of Social Policy
Academic Year 2020/2021

This course is about the relationship between economics and social policy. It introduces students to the basic principles of economics, and to how the framework derived from them can be...

Subjects Taught Indicative Module Content:
The module is delivered through a series of online lectures, discussion classes and presentations which are structured to cover: the key 'concepts' for the course (markets, equity and efficiency); the key 'contexts' for the course (including the economic climate, the welfare state, taxation and international rules and agreements); and key 'applications' for the course (Healthcare, Education, Housing, Poverty, Inequality, Income Maintenance, Transport).
Number of Credits 5
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