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Family Policy

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:29.10.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:LUSDK_182LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Sociology; Social Politics and Organisation of Social WorkTarget Audience:Social Welfare and Social Work
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ilze Trapenciere
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Welfare and Social Work
The Head of Structural Unit:Lolita Vilka
Contacts:Riga, 26a Anninmuizas boulevard, socdkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061575
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (count)8Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes16
Total Contact Hours32
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)4Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures8
Classes (count)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours16
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Not required.
Objective:
To provide basic knowledge on demography processes and family policy, to develop understanding on interrelations between demographic and socioeconomic processes.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Family policy and demography policy. Demography and demographic data.Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
2Quantitative and qualitative structure of population. Birhtrate, mortality, life expectancy. Marriage and divorce.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Population placement. Migration. Urbanization. Demographic policy.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
4Family definitions, family forms, data on family. Marriage and family. Family functions, typology.Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
5Family policy. Directions in family policy.Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Family policy and demography policy. Demography and demographic data.Lectures1.00auditorium
2Quantitative and qualitative structure of population. Birhtrate, mortality, life expectancy. Marriage and divorce.Lectures1.00auditorium
3Population placement. Migration. Urbanization. Demographic policy.Lectures0.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
4Family definitions, family forms, data on family. Marriage and family. Family functions, typology.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Family policy. Directions in family policy.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
To elaborate two independent study works, on the basis of acquired knowledge and skills within the course: • to elaborate an independent work on demographical situation in country X or region Y, using demography data (population structure, urbanisation, birth/mortality, marital/divorce data, family size, number of children, etc. data). Presentation and defence of the independent work. • to elaborate independent work on family policy in country X or region Y. Student should employ the method of family policy analyses developed by Anne Gauthier or other theoretical approach by student choice. Evaluation of the family policy initiatives. Presentation and defence of the independent work.
Assessment Criteria:
Criteria for the evaluation: • up to 20% active participation in lectures and seminars; • 25% for independent work No 1; • 25% for independent work No 2; • 30% for exam.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:• Able to explain the basic terms of demographic and family policy; • able to explain demographic processes, factors influencing family policy; • to assess the role of demographic policy in the development of region/country; • to name and characterise the main directions of family policy; • to compare demographic processes and family policy in various regions/countries.
Skills:• Able to gather and analyse basic demography and family policy data; • able to employ appropriate method for the assessment of demographic and family processes; • able to independently evaluate the demographic and family processes; • to employ precise terminology of demography an family policy, when describing and characterising demographic processes and family policy; • to present the results of independent work on demographic policy and family policy.
Competencies:• Employs the knowledge in the independent work on demographic situation and family policy in a region/country; • able to differentiate appropriate use of demography coefficients; • interprete data on demographic development and family policy; • to elaborate a demography report, using the demography coefficients; • able to argument on the family policy activities in accordance to needs; • to assess various aspects of family policy.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Labklājības ministrija, Ģimenes valsts politikas pamatnostādnes 2011.- 2017.gadam, www.lm.gov.lv/upload/aktualitates/gvp_pamat.pdf
2Latvijas Republikas Centrālā Statistikas pārvalde, Demogrāfija. Gadskārtējie izdevumi.
3Stratēģiskās analīzes komisija, Demogrāfiskā attīstība Latvijā 21. gadsimta sākumā, Zinātniski pētnieciskie raksti 3(9), 2006., Red. P.Zvidriņš
4Zvidriņš, P. Demogrāfija. R.,2003.
5Chzhen, Y., Gromada, A., Rees, G., Are the world’s richest countries family friendly? Policy in the OECD and EU. UNICEF, 2019.
6Family Policy Database: http://www.demogr.mpg.de/cgi-bin/databases/fampoldb/index.p…
7Newell, C. Methods and Models in Demography. John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
8Thévenon, O., Neyer, G., Family policies and diversity in Europe: The state-of-the-art regarding fertility, work, care, leave, laws and self-sufficiency, 2014
9Valsts programma bērna un ģimenes stāvokļa uzlabošanai 20l9.gadam
10Rīcības plāns „Ģimenes valsts politikas pamatnostādŅU 2011. – 2017.gadam” īstenošanai 2016. – 2017.gadā. http://polsis.mk.gov.lv/documents/5505 Tiesību akts, 13.03.2018.
11Latvijas politikas plānošanas dokumenti
12Bērnu tiesību aizsardzības likums
13Civillikums. PIRMĀ DAĻA. Ģimenes tiesības
14Bāriņtiesu likums
15Noteikumi par sociālajām garantijām bārenim un bez vecāku gādības palikušajam bērnam, kurš ir ārpusģimenes aprūpē, kā arī pēc ārpusģimenes aprūpes beigšanās
Additional Reading
1Civillikums, Ģimenes tiesību daļa
2Dudley L. Poston, Jr.., Population and Society. An Introduction to Demography, Cambridge University Press, 2010
3Karen Bogenschneider, Family Policy Matters: How Policymaking Affects Families and What Professionals Can Do, 2014., 3.izdevums.
4Family oriented Policies for Poverty Reductiom Work-Family Balance and Intergrnerational Solidarity, 2012; http://undesadspd.org/Family/Publications.aspx
5International Enciclopedia of Marrige and Family. Editor in Chief James J. Ponzetti, Jr. 2nd Edition. University of British Columbia.Vol. 1-4., 2003. Labklājības ministrija, Rīcības plāns ģimenes valsts politikas pamatnostādņu 2011-2017. gadam īstenošanai 2012.-2014.gadam; http://www.lm.gov.lv/upload/berns_gimene/apstr_plans_110320…
6Recent trends in child and family policy in the EU. European Platform for Investing in Children: Annual thematic report.
7Dažādi demogrāfiskie dati internetā:https://www.worldometers.info/demographics/world-demographi…
8Esping-Andersen, G. 1999. Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
9Ministru komitejas Ieteikums dalībvalstīm CM/Rec(2011)12 par bērnu tiesībām un bērniem un ģimenēm piemērotiem sociālajiem pakalpojumiem
Other Information Sources
1Centrālā Statistikas pārvaldes dati: www.csb.lv;
2LR Labklājības ministrija: www.lm.gov.lv
3The Council of Europe Family Policy Database; http://www.coe.int/t/dg3/familypolicy/Database/default_en.a…
4Demographic yearbook, UN, since 1948 (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/ )
5EUROSTAT (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat) detalizēta demogrāfiska informācija par ES valstīm.
6Iedzīvotāju vecuma struktūra
7https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL