At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||- To help students understand the various models of social protection. - To help them understand the key elements of 'typical' models of social protection in Europe. - To help them identify, and make a comparative analysis of, the main differences between these models, and their specific effects.|
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- An examination of contributory vs. noncontributory, universality vs. targeting, insurance vs. assistance, individualization vs. household-based, etc.
- A comparative analysis of the macroeconomic and macro-social components of social protection systems: public finances, taxation and redistribution, consumption, and populations covered.
- A comparative analysis of methods of financing and management, and of the revenue and expenditure of the main systems.
- A comparative analysis of the main policies and mechanisms of social protection: unemployement, social assistance, health care, oldage pensions, family and disability, etc.
- An examination of new trends (such as social investment) and prospective ideas (such as the unconditional basic income).
- A short discussion of the social dimension of European integration
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Teaching face to face and/or by distance learning depending on the evolution of health conditions. Second term, 45 hours of theory. The class is given in English, with a powerpoint presentation. Students also have to complete assigned readings.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The written examination, on site or off site, includes questions on the course material itself, as well as questions on the assigned readings.
Students will have access to a syllabus which includes summaries of the lessons, as well as to a PDF version of the powerpoint presentation. Assigned readings will be made available through Moodle.
References for further reading are made available in the syllabus.