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Government policy and study of inequality

Course Code :2101TEWSEW
Study domain:Social and Economic Sciences
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:80
Study load (hours):336
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Bea Cantillon
Stijn Oosterlynck
Koen Decancq

3. Course contents *

Clusters Master SEW:

In the Master, the interdisciplinary character of the SEW degree is further built upon. In addition to several courses that deepen the knowledge of sociological and economic research methodologies, the emphasis lies especially on theme-specific education. For each selected theme you study both the economic and sociological approaches together with students from the respective Master degrees. Next to these two components of 4 credits, a thematic cluster contains a research assignment in which you are to make the synthesis of the two perspectives (also 4 credits, see below.) Each cluster consists of three parts with an equal weight of 4 credits:

  1. Inequality and social exclusion: state of the art (B. Cantillon, S. Oosterlynck)

  2. Economic analysis of inequality (K. Decancq) 

  3. Synthesis research assignment

    The joint practical assignment will be guided by the professors involved with the thematic cluster. It is an assignment in which the students process texts specific to sociology and economics into a paper and contrast these in an oral presentation (to be presented to other students and the advising professors). 

    Assessment method clusters Master SEW:

    The exam of the theoretical components of the thematic cluster comprises a joint oral examination in which it is expected of the students that they combine their knowledge from the two perspectives. There is thus only one exam, after which the professors will assign one grade for the entire cluster (also including the research assignment).