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A comparison of the social system of the EU and the USA
Holá, Daniela ; Zemanová, Jana (advisor) ; Vysokajová, Margerita (referee)
English summary The purpose of my thesis is to analyze the basic principles of a welfare state and compare two big social regions - EU and USA, which are based on diametrically divergent set of values and years of historical evolution. The field to be examined is extremely complex and impossible to embrace within the range of a paper which is supposed to consist of 50 pages. Therefore, the main focus lies in exploration of the significant distinctive features which make EU and USA in regards of social policy so incompatible. The reason for the choice of this topic is mainly personal and influenced by three factors. First was my one year study stay within the LLP Erasmus exchange programme in Sweden, which is considered to be one of the "godfathers" of the welfare state. Second reason was a visit to the USA, where my sister's family lives and needs to cope with certain aspects of social difficulty, which seems to be from the standpoint of wealthy European citizen at least challenging. Third drive which moved me to this topic, was the book of Charles Murray Losing Ground which I came across some years ago. It describes the social policy in USA in the period 1950 - 1980 and analyses certain failures of American "too good" social policy in terms of production of poverty instead of curing it. The introduction of...

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