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Semester 11 AUTMN REPEAT Examinations, 2010/2011
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Exam Code(s) 1BA6 Exam(s) 1st Public & Social Policy Module Code(s)
Module(s) Public and Social Policy Paper No. Repeat Paper Special Paper External Examiner(s) Professor Piers Beirne
Dr. Paul Mitchell Internal Examiner(s) Professor Chris Curtin *Dr. Michelle Millar Instructions:
Candidates must answer all questions in Section A and TWO questions in Section B. Please note that in Section A a brief/short answer of one to two sentences will suffice for all of these questions. All questions carry equal marks Section A is worth 20% and each question in Section B is worth 40% each.
Duration 2hs No. of Answer books Requirements: : Release to Library Yes No. of Pages School: Political Science & Sociology
SP109 Public and Social Policy Semester II 2011 Instructions Candidates must answer all questions in Section A and TWO questions in Section B. Section A is worth 20% and each question in Section B is worth 40%.
SECTION A – 20% You must answer all of these questions. Please note that a brief/short answer will suffice for all of these questions. All questions carry equal marks
1. Define the term ‘policy’. 2. Define what is meant by the ‘welfare state? 3. What is social exclusion? 4. Why is ‘work/life balance’ a problem in the area of family policy? 5. Why does the state intervene in the housing market? 6. What is the main difference between ‘social assistance payments’ and social
insurance payments’ in Income Maintenance policy? 7. What are the barriers to employment for those parenting alone in Ireland? 8. What is meant by the term ‘socio-economic inequalities in education’? 9. What are the causes of poverty? 10. What are the consequences of poverty?
SECTION B – 80% You must answer TWO of the following questions. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Describe and evaluate the likely success of the current proposals for reforming the Irish health care system?
2. Evaluate the main forms of state intervention in the area of Irish housing
3. What evidence is there if any of educational inequalities in Ireland?
4. Discuss and evaluate the current system of income maintenance in Ireland
5. Has Ireland’s Family Policy failed to keep pace with increased female participation in the labour market?
6. Describe and evaluate the vision for the Irish welfare state (incorporating three
core areas: services, income supports and activists measures) as laid out in the ‘Developmental Welfare State’ document