Presentation  Sessions  Evaluation
 
                         Social Consequences of the Recession  
                                Ivaylo D. Petev - Spring 2013 (Sciences Po Reims)

Updates

Due Dates

Wk 3: Choose group

Wk 8: Proposal

Organization

The course sessions are organized around three parts. In the first part, we examine the American and global roots of the recent recession and its immediate developments. In addition, we chart out basic differences in contemporary welfare regimes that may explain the unequal consequences of the current crisis on American and European societies. We consider these consequences in the second part in which the focus is on the detailed analysis of specific social areas. The course concludes with a discussion of the institutional responses to the recession and of the prospects for recovery.

Course Sessions

1. Introduction (slides)

The Making of a Recession

2. Origins of the Great Recession (slidesreadings)

3. From Great to Global Recession (slidesreadings)

4. Welfare Regimes: Unequal Foundations  (slides, readings)


Grasping the Consequences

Jobs & Unemployment (research bibliography)

5. Impact on Employment (readings)
    a. First hour: Background lecture (slides)
    b. Second hour:
        i. Group 1 Presentation: General Recession (Un)Employment Trends
        ii. Group 2 Presentation: Inequality of Recession (Un)Employment

6. Impact on Youth Employment (readings)
    a. First hour: Background lecture (slides)
    b. Second hour:
        i. Group 3 Presentation: Recession Trends in Youth (Un)Employment


Income, Wealth & Consumption (research bibliography)

7. Impact on Income and Wealth (readings)
    a. First hour: Background lecture (slides)
    b. Second hour:
        i. Group 4 Presentation: Recession Trends in Income Inequality (TF: Points)
        ii. Group 5 Presentation: Recession Trends in Wealth Inequality (TF: Points)

8. Impact on Consumption (readings)
    a. First hour: Background Lecture (slides)
    b. Second hour: 
        i. Group 6 Presentation: Recession Trends in Consumption (TF: Points)


Family, Health & Migration (research bibliography)

9. Impact on Family Structure and Health Status (readings)
    a. First hour: Background lecture (slides)
    b. Second hour:
        i. Group 7 Presentation: Recession Trends in Family Structure (TF: Points)
        ii. Group 8 Presentation: Recession Trends in Health Status (TF: Points)

10. Impact on Migration (readings)
    a. First hour: Background lecture (slides)
    b. Second hour:
        i. Group 9 Presentation: Recession Trends in Migration (TF: Points)


11. Public Opinion: Perceptions of Inequality and Political Attitudes (research bibliography)
    a. First hour: Background lecture (slides, readings)
    b. Second hour:
        i. Group 10 Presentation: Recession Trends in Perceptions of Inequality (TF: Points)
        ii. Group 11 Presentation: Recession Trends in Political Attitudes (TF: Points)


Evaluating the Prospects

12. Short-term Responses & Long-term Prospects (slides, readings)