Department of Sociology

SOC539 SOCIAL POLICY AND WELFARE ISSUES IN TURKEY

Course Code: 2320539
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. FATMA YILDIZ ECEVİT
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

This course seeks to develop a critical understanding of social policy and welfare issues in Turkey and internationally, considering the value of cross-national comparison in the analysis of social policy. In the first part, after a brief presentation of the existing arrangements and new perspectives on the welfare state in Europe, the course leads to explore whether broad international trends can be identified in the case of Turkey. Key issues of welfare and the changes in provisions after1980 will be examined. The course will also cover the relationship between welfare state and civil society. In the second part of the course students are expected to study of the following issues in relation and with reference to Turkey, (Social security/education/employment and unemployment distribution/ health/housing/family/childcare/ageing and elderly care/disability/poverty/child abuse and child poverty/social services/social assistance or other issues) that would be integral and consistent to the content of the course.

Learning Outcomes

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