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SOCIAL POLICY

CODE 65051
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8710 SERVIZIO SOCIALE (L-39) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/07
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Social Work 8710 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • FOUNDATIONS AND ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL SERVICES 65023
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course outlines the main features of italian social policies in a comparative perspective, examining the macro phases that have led to the current configuration of the welfare state in Italy, with particular regard to pension policies, labor policies, health policies and social policies. The evaluation of social policies as learning tool for the stakeholders of the implementation system: fundamental concepts, approaches, method.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The Italian welfare state, in comparison with other European models of welfare state. Policies of social assistance: the concept of assistance, its history, functioning and further development.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course aims to provide students with basic concepts on public policy analysis and models for analyzing social policies in the european, italian and local contexts from a historical-comparative perspective; specific knowledge about historical evolution and the current configuration of Italian social policies, with particular regard to pension policies, labor policies, health policies and social-welfare policies; basic skills in social policies evaluation.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons are alternated with discussions with students and possible proposals of activities in groups based on the methedology of the TBL.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The following content will be treated

    1. Social needs, risks, social policies and welfare states; assistance, insurance and social security; historical welfare state evolution; the welfare state as a socio-political system; welfare models and welfare regimes.

    2. Pension policy; evolution of old age protection policies; demographic changes and crisis of the systems of protection of the old age; retirement reforms of the 1990s and 2000s and transition to multi-pillar systems.

    3. Labor policy; birth and evolution of the original model of labor policies; socio-economic and industrial transformations and new labor policy models in Italy; regulation and governance of labor policies between european efforts, national framework and local impulses.

    4. Health policy; origin of health systems in the post-war period and SSN in Italy; cost increases, crisis in health systems and containment strategies and rationalization of spending; healthcare reforms of the 1990s and 2000s.

    5. Social welfare: social assistance and its role in the welfare state; actors of social welfare, subsidiarity and welfare mix; evolution of social assistance in Italy; socio-economic transformations, new needs and new social-welfare policies; reforms of the 1990s and 2000s.

    6. Evaluation of social policies: fundamental concepts, approaches, method; design of evalutative research; theory driven evaluation  and participatory evaluation

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    To be confirmed at the course starting:

    Ferrera M. (a cura di), 2019, Le politiche sociali. Terza edizione, Il Mulino, Bologna

    Torrigiani C., 2010, Valutare per apprendere. Capitale sociale e teoria del programma. FrancoAngeli, Milano

    Materials available on Aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CLAUDIO TORRIGIANI (President)

    STEFANO POLI

    VALERIA SILVIA PANDOLFINI (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First semester

    Class schedule

    SOCIAL POLICY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written test.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Through the written test the teacher verifies the student's acquisition of the fundamental concepts dealt with during the course, the ability to relate them to each other, the mastery of notions and technical language.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/12/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    09/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    30/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    08/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    22/05/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    12/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    26/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
    11/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Scritto

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Information for students with disabilities or specific learning disabilities: https://unige.it/disabilita-dsa