Employment policy

Course Code: SOC 307 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Sociology • Field of study: Sociology
Type of course: Elective (1 of 2)
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Seminar tutor: Petronela Maria Talpaș
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

To acquire the notions, basic concepts and legislation specific to employment policy
Analyze significant data for the implementation of strategies to proactively promote the provision of services at the local level, in correlation with the local level of health and social requirements
Analyze significant data to characterize the social problems faced by jobseekers

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Conceptual delimitations and clarifications.
2. Active population, employed population
3. Wage policy in Romania
4. Active measures to stimulate employment
5. The main notions of employment policy.
6. Policies in the field of combating unemployment.
7. General issues regarding social assistance in the field of work.
8. General notions about the labor market
9. Causes of unemployment
10. Labor legislation
11. Labor assistance and protection services at the level of the labor market
12. Mediation in the field of work
13. Ways of placing the workforce
14. Professional qualification and requalification

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Illustrations Conversation

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of the basics and mechanisms for developing employment policies and strategies and career guidance

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

The volume and correctness of knowledge The scientific rigor of language-70% Writing a paper on a given topic Active participation in seminars-30%

Recommended reading:

Neamţu, G.,(coord.),, Tratat de asistenţă socială, , Ed.Polirom, Iasi, 2003, 603-665.
Neamţu, G.,(coord., Enciclopedia asistenței sociale, Ed.Polirom, Iasi, 2016, all.
Talpaş, P, Politica ocupării forței de muncă- suport de curs, biblioteca UAB, Alba Iulia, 2018, all.