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COSOPOR2 Family Policy - 5 ECTS
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Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Social Policy
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to deepen students’ theoretical knowledge on family policy and to enhance students’ practical skills in its advanced research, paying special attention to the comparative analysis and family policy measures in different welfare regimes.
On completion of the course, students will obtain knowledge and skills that enable them:
- to analyze the family as social institution;
- to describe the theoretical approaches for family policy research;
- to identify and describe family policy models;
- identify, describe and analyze measures of family policies applied at theoretical, EU and national levels in various stages of the family life;
- to critically assess the consequences of family policies in EU and member states.


Further information

Introductory lectures during COSOPO intensive period in Linz, Austria in September. Afterwards, the course continues in Moodle.