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[ 929NSWSCEMK20 ] KS The Continental European Model of Social Protection

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5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Social Science Tobias Wiß 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare 2020W
Objectives After completing the course, students will be familiar with the origins and the current design of social policy in Austria, including recent reforms and future challenges.
Subject Students develop an understanding of the overall architecture of the Continental European Model of Social Protection with particular focus on Austria, as well as of the current debates about these institutional arrangements. At the beginning of the course, the international comparison highlights key features of the Austrian welfare system. Details of the current Austrian welfare state such as the or-ganisation of social policy (e.g. social insurance systems) and the strong social partnership tradition will be discussed. A further part of the course advances the understanding of selected social policy fields for Austria (e.g. pension policy, family policy and unemployment policy). Moreover, students will engage with the history and development of the Austrian model of social protection. At the end of the course, students will critically discuss current challenges and the future of the Austrian welfare state.
Criteria for evaluation Active participation during the Intensive Programme, short written assignment (e.g. addressing the issues and discussions of the intensive programme), essays.
Methods Introduction during the Intensive Programme at the beginning of the semester, afterwards distance learning methods supported by Moodle.
Language English
Study material Readings are provided by instructor.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 30
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority