153-0503/01 – Social Policy (SP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Public EconomicsCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. David Lenert, Ph.D., MBASubject version guarantorPhDr. Mgr. Hana Fachinelli, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LEN05 Ing. David Lenert, Ph.D., MBA
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

• describe the social policy system • outline the basic phases of the social policy development and clarify the factors which led to the changes • explain the basis of disparity in the society, the concept of poverty and approaches to its measurement • outline the purpose of collective bargaining • describe basic aspects of wage policy from the point of view of social policy • clarify the purpose, structure and basic features of social security and healthcare programmes • compute the subtitence minimum and the amount of living for an idividual, a family • assess a social event and find the solution in the social and healthcare system

Teaching methods


The course explains the basic principles and mechanisms of social policy in the context with economic policy - principal aspects of social policy development, particular social policy models, the role of subjects in social policy, sources and its financing instruments are explicated. Attention is paid to problems of social inequality, especially poverty, and approaches to its solution. The fundamental social economic aspects of employment policy are focused on including wage policy and basic parameters of social protection programmes.

Compulsory literature:

Barr, N.A. The economics of the welfare state. Stanford,USA: Stanford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-926497-X. Pestieau, P. The welfare state in the European Union: economic and social perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 0-19-926102-4. Krebs, V.a kol. Sociální politika.Praha: Aspi Publishing, 2007.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Terms definition of social policy and its role in economics. 2. Social policy genesis in international view. 3. Inequality in society, equity and effectiveness, poverty. 4. Social security programmes in advanced countries. 5. Social consensus, collective bargaining. 6. Basic social-economic aspects of wage policy. 7. Social policy and employment policy. 8. Social insurance. 9. State social support. 10. Social help (material need, social welfare, social services). 11. Health care and social policy.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Examination Examination 100  51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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