POL 40995 Political and Policy Challenges of Demography

Course Name: POL 40995 Political and Policy Challenges of Demography

Description: This course will explore the political and policy implications of changing demographics around the world but particularly in Europe.  With fewer young people to support an aging population, it is expected that concerns about allocating resources across generations fairly will become more common political debates across European countries.  The class will focus attention on how demographic changes are challenging different national systems of welfare provisions Europe.  Themes covered in the class will include: the stability of state funded health and pension programs; the capacity of family caregivers and human service providers; and immigration and the rules governing economic and political participation.

Credit Hours: 3