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Name: The Welfare State
ID: m40715
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module provides a definition and overview of the concept "welfare state" and comparative data from the US and six other advanced industrial democracies. Turning to a focus on the Scandinavian model, the exercise asks students to listen to two short audio podcasts a about the Danish welfare state from NPR's Planet Money. The exercise tests students conceptual and critical thinking abilities, as well as their ability to use data to conduct their own analysis.
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: OECD, social policy, state, welfare state
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Miguel Centellas (
Copyright Holders: Miguel Centellas (
Maintainers: Miguel Centellas (

Latest version: 1.1 (history)
First publication date: Aug 11, 2011 4:42 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Aug 17, 2011 12:16 pm -0500


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Version: 1.1 Aug 17, 2011 12:16 pm -0500 by Miguel Centellas

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