SVIBOR - Project code: 5-02-205


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Project code: 5-02-205

System and Policy of the Social Services' Financing

Main researcher: ĐODAN, ŠIME (101386)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 01/01/91. to 01/01/93.

Papers on project (total): 7
Institution name: Institut za javne financije, Zagreb (172)
Phone: 385 (0)1 433 006
Fax: 385 (0)1 277 089

Summary: Most of the social services have an impact on the development of economic system what makes them an important element of social reproduction. In addition to this very important effect on the development of the economic system they are a constitutive element of the increase of the standard of living, and contribute exclusively to a greater humanization process. Among the major problems are the questions of social services' contributions, as well as the measurement of their endowment to the production of the gross social product, and the optimal quantitative relationship of these services to the total social reproduction.

Keywords: social services, education, science, culture, health, social security, public expenditure

Research goals: The domain of social services can never be fully explored, and requires constant study. This statement is particularly apt to describe the period of the "self-government system", when such services suddenly came to the forefront of social currents; they bore the brunt of this unique experiment. As the introduction of the multy-party system has to a considerable extent caused all the solutions proposed by socialist self-government to be reviewed, it is clear that research in the field of social services is essential. Any attempt to joint Europe is sure to fail, as long as science and education in general are so seriously underfunded. The key indicatiors in this domain reveal that the rights, which were guaranteed by law, expanded very rapidly, but the funds were shrinking. We ended up in a situation which was ideal for the users but the services were left to vegetate, while the level of employment increased substantially. The result was the dismal quality of services. One of the major issues is that of the actual contribution of the social services to the creation of the national product and the structured optimal quantitative relation of the physical production and these service as the proportion of the entire social reproduction. If the duality of the social services and immediate interests of the working population and other citizens is to be resolved, then social, organisational and methodological standards must be set (based on the experiences of the developed countries). Various aspects of the social services can be studied and analysed only in terms of the entire social reproduction; this research project will follow that assumption. The study of these services will include in particular the folowing aspects: 1. The relationship between existing structure of social services, based on the available data on these services and the desired structure arising from the Constitution and other legislation. 2. The required contribution of the social services to the proportional distribution of the social funds of the Republic of Croatia (as a percentage). 3. Evaluation of the jobs in social services.


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