Key Elements of New Government Strategy - Economics of Social Policy and Welfare State - Exam, Exams for Economics. Amity Business School


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Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh  GX_____  National University of Ireland, Galway  Repeat Examination 2010/2011 

    Exam Code(s)  2BA1, 2BA5, 2BA6, 2BA4, 2BA8,  2BC1, 3BC2, 3BC3, 

3BC4,3BC5,   Exam(s)  B.A., B.A. (ESS), B.A. (PSP), B.A. (Int’l),  B.Comm., 

B.Comm. (Language),     Module Code(s)  EC225  Module(s)  Economics of the Welfare State    Paper No.    Repeat Paper  1    External Examiner(s)  Professor Cillian Ryan 

Dr Pat McGregor  Internal Examiner(s)  Professor John McHale 

Professor Eamon O’Shea     


    Total: 100 Marks  Section A: 100 Marks      Answer TWO questions in Section A     

Duration  1 hour  No. of Pages    Discipline  Economics  Course Co‐ ordinator(s) 


  Requirements:  MCQ    Handout    Statistical Tables    Graph Paper    Log Graph Paper    Other Material   

EC225 Economics of the Welfare State

Section A (100 Marks)

Answer TWO questions (each question carries 50 marks)

1. Compare and contrast Utilitarian and Rawlsian philosphies.

2. Discuss Esping-Andersen’s three typologies of welfare regimes. How would you classify the Irish welfare state using his typologies?

3. What are the main policy issues with respect to ageing in Ireland? What should be the key elements of any new government strategy for older people in Ireland?

4. What do current poverty measures tell us about the extent and distribution of poverty in Ireland?

5. Discuss, using appropriate diagrams, what is meant by efficiency with respect to resource allocation. List the “standard assumptions” that must hold if an efficient market equilibrium is to be achieved.

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