Earning and Caring: Cross-national Comparisons

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Earning and Caring: Cross-national Comparisons

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Discusses trends in work and employment policies in Western countries, focusing on gendered work, policies to balance work and family, and retirement programmes. Compares New Zealand with less regulated labour markets and those offering more social protection. Discusses why labour markets have changed, how welfare states have adapted, how theorists explain cross-national variations, and the connections between work, gender and class.

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