Faculty of Arts
Earning and Caring: Cross-national Comparisons
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.
Coordinator(s) Emeritus Professor Maureen Baker
Coursework + exam
SOCIOL 226: 15.0 points
30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass