[ 928AUBSAUBK10 ] VU Labour and Employment

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
6 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Social Science Christine Stelzer-Orthofer 3 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine (die Zulassung zum Studium vorausgesetzt)
Original study plan Master's programme Social Economics 2013W
Objectives Today's modern social welfare state has been - and always will be - strongly influenced by the development of a labor society. By studying various topics in this field, students will reflect on the causative correlations. The course conveys theoretical concepts of employment and unemployment and students will explore various levels of issues pertaining to societal (non-)participation based on employment and/or unemployment.
Subject The course focuses on:

  • The development of a labor society
  • Employment as a means to procure social security (old age provisions, health care policies, etc.)
  • Alternative forms of employment
  • Analyzing labor from a gender perspective
  • Unemployment policies and politics
Criteria for evaluation (*)Mitarbeit, projektbasierte Aufgabenstellungen, Beurteilung der schriftlichen Aufgabenstellung, Klausur
Methods (*)Je nach semesterspezifischer Schwerpunktstellung werden die Methoden an den Forschungsgegenstand angepasst, z.B. projektbasiertes Arbeiten in (Klein-)Gruppen, Literaturexegese, komparative Inhaltsanalysen
Language German
Study material (*)Aktuelle Literatur wird in der Lehrveranstaltung bekannt gegeben
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 80
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority