KS Work, Employment and Welfare

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
5 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year Social Science Liisa Haikio 2 hpw (*)TAU
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare 2020W
Objectives The basic aim of this study unit is to create discussion on the structure and development of European employment systems and to help students to understand the reasons of disparities, variations and path dependencies in the development of European labor markets and employment systems. After completing the study unit, students will understand why national employment systems are under pressures of change and why the policies which ought to be able to regulate and manage the change are requested to become more global in their targets and means of interventions.
Subject Within this course students will study the national employment systems as social constructions and as a wider phenomenon as labor markets. The employment system concept will be used as an analytical tool for comparative studies on employment. The main argument in this course discussion is that for the time being the employment systems have been developing as national constructions but there are internal and external reasons which will bring about pressures to develop these systems towards the conditions of European employment model.
Criteria for evaluation Active participation during the on-line course, written assignments.
Methods Introduction during the Intensive Programme at the beginning of the semester, afterwards distance learning methods supported by Moodle. The study unit may also be arranged fully on-line without a face-to-face introduction.
Language English
Study material Readings are provided by the instructor.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 30
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority