Social Protection


This course is about understanding theory and practical experience

of social protection from the social risk management perspective.

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About this course 

The objective of this course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and practical issues involved in the social protection systems that protect poor and vulnerable population from the impacts of family pressure and poverty. The first part of this course is about the basic theoretical framework of social protection. The second part introduce the social protection system and specific social protection programs in China. Learning activities include lectures, critical reading, seminars and case studies.

What will you learn

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • žGain deeper insights into the concepts and characteristics of social risk management and social protection system.
  • žHave an overview of social protection and social sector reform in China.
  • Analyze poverty alleviation policies, family protection policies and social assistance system in China from the social protection perspective.
Last modified: Monday, 12 October 2015, 6:05 AM