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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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COSOPOR5 Work, Employment and Welfare 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Social Policy
Person in charge
UTA
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

The basic aim of the course 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 the course 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.

Contents

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.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
Option 3
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Essay 
In English

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Pfau-Effinger, B., Flarguer, L., Jensen P., (2009) Formal and informal work – the hidden work regimes in Europe. Routledge. OR OECD Employment Outlook 2017 http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/oecd-employment-outlook-2017_empl_outlook-2017-en

2. Furåker, Bengt (2005) Sociological Perspectives on Labor Markets. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. OR Schmid, Günther (2008) Full Employment in Europe. Managing Labour Market Transition and Risks. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

3. One of the following: Brennan, Christopher (2014) Precarious working tourists. Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis : 1413. OR Brzinsky-Fay, Christian (2011) School-to-work transitions in international comparison. Acta Electronica Universitatis Tamperensis : 1126. OR Alho, Rolle (2015) Inclusion or Exclusion? Trade Union Strategies and Labor Migration. Migration Studies C 27, Siirtolaisuusinstituutti – Institute of Migration. http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/en/publication/inclusion-or-exclusion-trade-union-strategies-and-labor-migration

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
2018–2019
Teaching
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Faculty of Social Sciences