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Study societal problems and the interventions that aim to deal with them
Do you ever wonder why mothers are more likely than fathers to work part-time and care for their children? Or why some countries oblige unemployment benefit recipients to follow strict activation requirements while others do not? Maybe you’ve thought about what the expected and real-life benefits and challenges of the decentralization of care are? Or how societies are changing as a result of increasing cultural diversity and social inequality?
If you are interested in studying such issues, this one-year Master's programme is for you. You will develop knowledge about interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives on social policy and interventions, which will help you gain in-depth insight into the methodology and skills needed to research social policy and intervention issues in the domain of health and wellbeing, in particular related to work, care and participation. More specifically, you will look into problems such as:
- Combining work and care
- (Youth) unemployment
- Social and cultural diversity
- Social inequality and exclusion
- Social care and participation
You will also study people's strategies for dealing with social risks, including:
- Life-long learning
- Labour market mobility
- Social entrepreneurship
- Innovative care networks
- Multicultural collaborative efforts
- Cultural diversity and integration
- Neighborhood initiatives
This will be done by combining knowledge from the behavioural and social sciences.