lecturer of 2021/2022 Autumn semester
Triin Lauri (language of instruction:Estonian)
Anna Broka (language of instruction:English)
The aim is to give an overview of the structure, development trends and the main models of a welfare state, to compare the results of policy-making process and public policies.
Brief description of the course
An overview of the development of welfare states. A welfare state as a social system. Typology of welfare states (Esping-Andersen, Deacon, Leibfried). How different models of welfare states cope with their main tasks. Interaction between the labour market and the welfare state. Models of family in a welfare state model. Main systems of social insurance. Health service regulation systems. Housing policy. Controlling poverty and the suppressed in the welfare state. Reformulating the welfare state in post communist states. Impact of the EU and globalisation on the welfare states. Postmodern welfare state.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the basid structure, developmental trends and basic models of welfare states;
- knows the terminology and literature of welfare states.