|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Business, Law & Governance|
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.
|Introductory subjects in Economics and Statistics|
|BX3024 EC2003 EC3415|
|External, Trimester 2|
|Census Date 24-Jun-2021|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Method of Delivery:||WWW - LearnJCU|
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