DOI: 10.17072/2078-7898/2017-2-268-274


Zamaraeva Zinaida Petrovna
Doctor of Sociology, Docent,
Head of the Department of Social Work and Conflictology

Perm State University,
15, Bukirev str., Perm, 614990, Russia;
ORCID: 0000-0002-3070-723X

Igoshina Daria Andreevna
Ph.D. Student of the Department of Social Work and Conflictology

Perm State University,
15, Bukirev str., Perm, 614990, Russia;
ORCID: 0000-0001-5786-4633

The article notes that for many years the leading paradigm of the social protection system has been the principle of state paternalism, which has cultivated among the population such values as universality of benefits, hope for the state’s care and others. At the present stage the distributional nature of the social assistance forms is retained, which certainly does not protect a person from difficulties, and even on the contrary, weakens their desire to solve their problems. As is known, the higher the level of the state’s protectorship is, the greater the incentive to be poor and the less the desire to get out of this situation are. This fact emphasizes the importance of incorporating the resource potential of people in need of social protection. The aim of the article is to provide rationale for the assessment of the resource potential of a person in need of social protection in order to select the appropriate forms and means of help. The analysis is based on the systemic and comparative methods. Based on the analysis of scientific works, the authors believe that the role of social protection involves meeting individual and social needs and improving the living standards of the social protection objects (individuals, groups, communities), providing that they strengthen their own resource potential. It is concluded that the revealed contradictions and facts highlight the need for the introduction of the individual, targeted approach into the modern system of social protection, taking into account the resource potential of citizens in need.

Keywords: resource potential, neediness, system of social protection, forms of social assistance.


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The date of the manuscript receipt 13.01.2017

Please cite this article in English as:

Zamaraeva Z.P., Igoshina D.A. Assessment of the resource potential of people in need of social protection // Perm University Herald. Series «Philosophy. Psychology. Sociology». 2017. Iss.2. P.268274.
DOI: 10.17072/2078-7898/2017-2-268-274

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