A Study of Social Service Extension and Reorganization in Welfare State -Focusing on Social Service in Germany-

복지국가의 사회서비스 제도화 및 재구조화에 대한 고찰 - 독일의 사례를 중심으로-

  • Park, Su-Sie (BK21, Graduate School of Social Work, Yonsei University)
  • 박수지 (연세대학교 사회복지대학원 BK21 사업단)
  • Received : 2009.06.01
  • Accepted : 2009.07.31
  • Published : 2009.08.31


This is a study to review provision and production system of social services in European welfare states and find out implications to Korea. Firstly, trends of social service extension and reorganization in welfare state restructuring process, and approaches in interventions to social service system are theoretically discussed. In this discussion, we focus on the discussion of Jessop's workfare in social service extension and reorganization and the concept of innovation in intervention to social service system by state. Then, In order to look at details of reorganization of social service system through restructuring of European welfare states, German case is reviewed. In this review, the reorganization of social service provision and production system in Germany is analyzed through the comparison with the pre-existing system in terms of relationships with public sector as well as between public and private sector respectively. Finally, implications of the European and German experiences to Korea are explored. In order to do so, the state of social services in Korea is examined whilst comparing to the European development process of social services. Also, pros and cons of the electronic voucher scheme, which transforming the social service provision system in Korea, are discussed then challenges in Korean social service delivery system are discussed.


social service;social service provision and production system;innovation;social service extension and reorganization