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THE WELFARE STATE IN GERMANY AND SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectEconomics
Political Science
Number & Suffix: 138 E
Full UC Title: THE WELFARE STATE IN GERMANY AND SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY 
Transcript Title: WELFARE STATE GRMNY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This economics seminar discusses the theoretical foundations, basic elements and principles of the welfare state in Germany. The seminar compares social protection policies in the areas of unemployment, pension and health insurance, and analyze reasons for state intervention. The seminar discusses arguments from political and economic theory for why the state should provide social safety nets to protect people from falling into poverty and reduce economic inequality. The first weeks of the seminar provide the theoretical foundations and discuss how social market economies compare to other forms of economic organization, why markets sometimes fail, and the rationale that social welfare systems built upon. The remaining weeks examine the theory in the context of the German welfare state. The focus lies on policies related to unemployment insurance, public health care and insurance, and pension insurance. Where applicable, policies in Germany are compared to those of other European welfare states. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: THE WELFARE STATE IN GERMANY / SOCIAL MARKET ECONOMY 
Partner University Department: Deutsche Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 16862