Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 226

Earning and Caring: Cross-national Comparisons


Description

Discusses trends in work and employment policies in Western countries, focusing on gendered work, policies to balance work and family and retirement programmes. Compares New Zealand with less regulated labour markets and those offering more social protection. Discusses why labour markets have changed, how welfare states have adapted, how theorists explain cross-national variations and the connections between work, gender and class.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Emeritus Professor Maureen Baker

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

SOCIOL 226: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass


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