BX3024 - Economics of Social Policy
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Business, Law & Governance
Available to all JCU students although it is assumed that those who choose to enrol
have a sound understanding of intermediate economic principles.
This subject explores the economics behind social policy, which governments use to
raise social and economic welfare. The subject starts exploring economic concepts
of measuring (changes in) social welfare. Subsequently, the subject discusses the
costs (in terms of taxation) and the gains (in terms of expenditure programs) of social
policy, applied to some key areas of social policy including the labour market, education
and (public) health care. Understanding the economic rationale behind social policy
allows students to better anticipate government decision making regarding social policy,
which is an essential skill to any student who is or intends to be involved in social
policy development or in employment affected by social policy.
- interpret theoretical models, concepts and the behaviour of economic agents relevant
to social and economic welfare;
- use theoretical models and concepts regarding the behaviour of economic agents to
appraise the costs and benefits of social policy;
- evaluate, applying concepts discussed in this subject, the possible impact of a chosen
policy change on affected economic agents and on social and economic welfare.
- end of semester exam (45%)
- assignments (25%)
- test/quiz (held in sp week 7) (30%).
||BU1003 BU1903 OR EC1005 OR EC1001
|EC2003 EC3415 EC5207
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Dr Diane Jarvis
||Mr Dave Gleeson, Ms Thi Nguyen.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 0 hours
- assessment and self-directed study
|Method of Delivery:
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