sow927 - Labour market and social inequality

sow927 - Labour market and social inequality

Department of Social Sciences 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Summer semester 2024 Examination
  • Limited access - Income and labour market inequalities in a comparative perspective (Lehrsprache Englisch) Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Martin Heidenreich

    Monday: 12:00 - 14:00, weekly (from 08/04/24)

    In industrialized societies, participation in social life is closely linked to income from work and thus access to the labor market. The course starts with the question which occupational structures characterize the German and European labor market and where dividing lines between "outsiders" and "insiders" on the labor market run. This is particularly relevant for the egalitarian employment regimes of Europe. In the first part of the seminar, the focus will be on approaches to and empirical research on the "inequality of income opportunities". Afterwards, interrelations between selected social groups (long-term unemployed, young people, migrants and women) and relevant institutional conditions (social security systems and activation policies, education systems and protection clauses, family policies, technological developments and social redistribution policies) are discussed.

Working group
European Studies in Global Perspectives
Hinweise zum Modul
Module examination
Skills to be acquired in this module
Nach Abschluss des Moduls sind die Studierenden in der Lage, den Zusammenhang zwischen Arbeitsmarktprozessen und Strukturen sozialer Ungleichheit zu analysieren.
Das Master-Seminar vermittelt drei Kernkompetenzen:
  1. Interdisziplinäre theoretische Kenntnisse sowie die Fähigkeit, verschiedene Theorieansätze gegeneinander abzuwägen und miteinander zu verknüpfen;
  2. Fundierte empirische Kenntnisse aus den Bereichen Arbeitsmarkt, Arbeitsmarktreformen und soziale Ungleichheit;
  3. Die Fähigkeit zur methodischen und gesellschaftlichen Verortung von empirischen Forschungsarbeiten zum Thema Arbeitsmarkt und Ungleichheit.