The aim of this course is to critically approach the way that economic science examines the role of Social Protection, both overall and in the analysis of the specific issues traditionally tackled in Social Policy. Postgraduate students will understand the underlying assumptions and arguments of economic science in the interpretation and understanding of economic interventions within the broader field of social policy. Additionally they will be able to seek out and use basic tools and methods of economic analysis in exploring issues related to the broader role of Social Protection in modern societies.
Evaluation: A written or oral examination at the end of the semester. Supplementary assessment (written course work) in consultation with the staff.