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Social Assistance Systems
Study: Social Work - 6. semester
Code: 37660
ECTS: 3.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Zoran Šućur
Exam dates:
  • 11. 06. 2024.
  • 25. 06. 2024.
  • 09. 07. 2024.
  • 27. 08. 2024.
  • 10. 09. 2024.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Social Assistance Systems Social Work - 6. semester
3.0 37660
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Zoran Šućur

Mon13:00-14:00 & Thurs 12:00-13:00

Nazorova 51, room 1
V. Puljiz, G. Bežovan, Z. Šućur, S. Zrinščak; Socijalna politika. Povijest. Sustavi. Pojmovnik; Zagreb: Pravni fakultet (2005), str. 271-315
Vlado Puljiz, Gojko Bežovan, Teo Matković, dr. Zoran Šućur, Siniša Zrinščak; Socijalna politika Hrvatske; Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu (2008), str. 219-277
John Ditch; Comparative Social Assistance; Ashgate Publishing (1997), str. [object Object]
N. Stropnik; Minimalni dohodak i novčana socijalna pomoć u državama Europske unije; Revija za socijalnu politiku, 8(1) (2001), str. 35-52
P. Bejaković; Borba protiv siromaštva u SAD; Revija za socijalnu politiku, 7(2) (2000), str. 147-162
Through this course students are introduced in more detail to the residual, but important social welfare system, such as social assistance. The course helps the students to understand the changes that occur in social assistance, as well as efforts of reform in this area. The students acquire knowledge and information about social assistance in different countries viewed from a comparative perspective. The students are also able to learn the methodology of evaluating the efficiency of social assistance schemes and critically discussing main problems of this system in our country. Finally, this course is directed towards gaining practical knowledge connected with the problems of targeting and efficiency of social assistance.
Course description
- Concept, types and functions of social assistance
- Models (regimes) of social assistance
- Social assistance in Germany
- Social assistance in Sweden
- Social assistance in the USA
- Historical development of social assistance in the Republic of Croatia
- Structure of social assistance benefits in the Republic of Croatia and reformative efforts
- Determinants of (non)-take-up behaviour in social assistance
- Time perspective in social assistance (the problem of dependency)
- Financial incentives in social assistance
- Indicators of social assistance efficiency
- Personal social services
Exam dates
11. 06. 2024.
25. 06. 2024.
09. 07. 2024.
27. 08. 2024.
10. 09. 2024.