Social and Public Policy
Social and public policy is an applied social science that investigates the structure and functioning of welfare states from the perspective of social and environmental risks, such as unemployment, illness, disability, the birth of children, old age or environmental change. Social and public policy delves into issues of welfare distribution and social inequality.
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Research focus areas include poverty and inequality, sustainable welfare, unemployment and obstacles to employment, health differences, ageing, digitalisation and the use of digital public services, social disability research as well as comparative and international social policy. The discipline also investigates the utilisation of research-based knowledge, particularly in transformations related to environmental policy, and aims for significant societal impact through scientific research.

Degree programmes that offer teaching in social and public policy
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