Units of Study

SCLG2611 - Welfare States: A Comparative Analysis

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Gyu-Jin Hwang


How do most industrialised countries publicly manage social risks? What are the principles that underpin these arrangements and how can we explain the differences between countries? Why do we want to compare the social policies of different countries? How can we meaningfully compare such policies? This unit examines these questions by comparing welfare state activity in particular spheres and explores some of the key practical, methodological and theoretical issues facing those comparing welfare states.


tutorial facilitation (10%) and 1500wd essay (30%) and 3000wd essay (60%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Sociology



Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program


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