YKPA470 Family, Care and Social Policy (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Care regimes, childcare systems, parental leave schemes, care service systems for older people. The course is based on active participation and group work and thus it requires attendance.

Completion methods

Active participation, group work, group presentation, final paper

Assessment details

Active participation 20 %
Group presentation 30%
Final paper 50%

Learning outcomes

Through this course students will get familiar with international discussions on family, care and social policy, know childcare and eldercare systems of different European countries, understand the consequences that the division of responsibility between the family and the state has for well-being and social inequality of citizens, gender equality, intergenerational relations and labour market.

Study materials

Reference literature will be distributed during the course

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item