Welcome to the section of Sociology and Economy of the Welfare State

The Unit of Sociology and Economy of the Welfare State

The unit is dedicated to the tasks and developments of social services and institutions in the context of social science theories, empirical findings and social economy approaches. In our research and teaching, we empirically investigate the regulation and provision of social services and social security by the welfare state, the foundations of social work in terms of labor and social law, and the conditions, objectives and expected consequences of the economization of social services and social security. We are interested in the social constructions, relationships and discourses that underlie the social orders.


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News


For information on the ongoing DFG-funded research project "The relevance of family for social rights in international comparison: between family allowances and claimed family solidarity" (FaSo), please see "Research".

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Teaching

Information about the courses
Bachelor and master theses
Dissertations
Habilitations

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Research

Overview of the research projects of the unit.

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Contact

University of Kassel
Department of Social Work and Social Welfare
Sociology and Economy of the Welfare State
Arnold-Bode-Stra├če 10
34127 Kassel
patricia.frericks@uni-kassel.de
Secretariat: sarah.schmoll@uni-kassel.de
Tel. (Secretary: Sarah Schmoll): 0561 804 7212