BGPA331 SOCIAL POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MACAO

Industrial transformation and the change of demographic profile of Macao Special Administrative Region steer to revision of social policy in parallel to its economic development. This course focuses on the evolution of Macao’s social policy corresponding to the changing socio-economic-political circumstances. It aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of demographic profile, poverty, education/ health inequality and regional integration on social policy. Apart from the introduction of concepts and theories for the understanding of social policy, some advanced statistical methods, like the decomposition of the Gini Coefficient, cluster analysis and factor analysis, will be introduced and applied for analyzing the effect of social policy change.

Pre-requisite: None