GI415 Half Unit
Gender and European Welfare States
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Dr Ania Plomien, Tower 1.11.01F
This course is available on the MPA in European Policy-Making, MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPA in Social Impact, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Social Policy (European and Comparative Social Policy), MSc in Social Policy (Research), MSc in Social Policy (Social Policy and Planning), MSc in Social Research Methods, MSc in Women, Peace and Security and Master of Public Administration. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The course investigates the different ways in which gender is incorporated into national welfare states and the impact of national structures on the patterns and prevalences of gender inequalities. The course covers the theory and methodology of comparative studies and their applicability to the analysis of gender, especially how well existing typologies of welfare states fare when gender is the focus of analysis, and analyses the role of the European Union in the development of gendered policies and outcomes in EU countries. A number of key patterns of inequality and policy areas will be studied, including: the organisation of caring services; migration; family policy; provisions for lone parents; the labour market and labour market policies; the practices and roles of men, especially regarding fatherhood; and fertility and aging. In looking at these areas students will be encouraged to contrast approaches of different welfare systems and consider the particularism of national approaches.
15 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the LT.
There will be a reading week in week 6 in line with departmental policy.
Students will be asked to prepare seminar facilitation activities in group work and submit an essay (2000 words) due in the LT.
- G. Abels and J. M. Mushaben (2012) Gendering the European Union.
- K.M. Anderson, (2015) Social Policy in the European Union.
- R. Crompton et al. (2007) Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe.
- H. M. Dahl et al. (eds) (2011) Europeanization, Care and Gender: Global Complexities.
- M. Daly and K. Rake, (2003) Gender and the Welfare State.
- G. Esping-Andersen (2009) The Incomplete Revolution: Adapting to Women’s New Roles.
- J. Gornick and M. Meyers (2003) Families that Work.
- J. Kantola (2010) Gender and the European Union.
- R. Lister (2003) Citizenship: Feminist Perspectives, 2nd ed.
- J. Lewis (2009) Work-Family Balance, Gender and Policy.
Essay (100%, 4000 words) in the ST.
Student performance results
(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Gender Studies
Total students 2016/17: 23
Average class size 2016/17: 24
Controlled access 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills