Gender, Citizenship & the Welfare State - SPY00032H

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  • Department: Social Policy and Social Work
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Naomi Finch
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

To introduce students to how social policies treat men and women, and how this varies cross-nationally;

To help students develop a critical understanding of the concepts underpinning the welfare state, and how gender sits within these;

To help students develop a critical awareness of how welfare state theories incorporate gender;

To introduce students to the extent that men and women are treated differently in employment and income and how this varies cross-nationally;

To highlight to students how care and time have been treated by welfare states, and the implications of this;

To highlight to students the impact that welfare states have upon gendered outcome

Module learning outcomes

Understand why cross-national research is useful for understanding gender, and its limitations

Have a critical understanding of the normative concepts underpinning the welfare state

Have familiarity with the key theories concerning welfare state models, specifically in relation to gender

Understand the cross-national differences in policy inputs and outcomes in relation to gender

Understand the part that welfare states play in shaping gender differences

To be able to assess certain policies in light of their impact on gender.

Have an introduction to cross-national policy and data analysis

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 3500 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 3500 words
N/A 100

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