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Social Security Law: International and Comparative Aspects (6 ECTS)

Lecturer(s):  prof. dr. G.J. Vonk

When: Block 1

Brief course description:
The course on international and comparative social security law offers an introduction into the principles of social security which apply in the national systems in different (groups) of countries. These principles will be discussed with reference to both the national social security systems of a number of selected countries and international standards on social security as adopted in Conventions of the United Nations, the ILO and the Council of Europe. Each year a central theme of social security comparison is chosen, such as raising retirement age, children and social security, the treatment of migrant workers, etc.

Teaching method: Lectures

Two papers. In the first paper students are expected to describe their own system in terms of internationally recognized standards (descriptive). In the second paper they must compare two systems from the angle of a specific research question (analytical). Students will also present their research in class, but this does not count for the final grade.

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:13 August 2018 11.21 a.m.