Typologies of Welfare States - Economics of Public and Social Policy - Exam, Exams for Economics. Amity Business School


Description: Typologies of Welfare States, Welfare Regimes, Hybrid Welfare State, Optimal Market Outcomes, Method of Intervention, Healthcare Expenditure, Income Inequality. Economic is important subject for society. Economics of Public and Social Policy course explains its role in society.
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Semester 2 Examinations 2011 / 2012
Exam Code(s)
2BSY2, 2BSY3
2nd Arts (Environment and Society)
2nd Arts (Youth and Family Studies)
St. Angela’s College, Sligo
Module Code(s)
Economics of Public and Social Policy
Paper No.
Repeat Paper
External Examiner(s)
Professor Liam Delaney
Internal Examiner(s)
Professor John McHale
*Mr. Stephen McNena
There are two sections in this exam.
Please answer all 10 short questions in section A.
Please answer any 3 longer questions in section B.
No. of Pages
Course Co-ordinator(s)
Release to Library: Yes No
Statistical/ Log Tables
Cambridge Tables
Graph Paper
Log Graph Paper
Other Materials
Section A (30 marks)
Instructions: please answer all 10 questions from Section A.
This section accounts for a quarter of the exam; therefore you should spend
about 3 minutes on each question.
1. Briefly describe the libertarian view of social justice.
2. Briefly describe the socialist view of social justice.
3. In terms of Esping-Andersen’s typologies of welfare states, what is meant by
4. What is meant by economic or market efficiency?
5. List three of the “standard assumptions” that must hold if general
equilibrium is to be achieved.
6. Distinguish between social insurance and social assistance.
7. (a) Describe child-related social welfare income supports in Ireland.
(b) List two possible reforms of child income supports.
8. Distinguish between funded pension schemes and Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG)
pension schemes.
9. List some of the general challenges facing many welfare states.
10. Describe a specific challenge facing the Irish welfare state, according to the
National Economic and Social Council (NESC).
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