New Policy Paper by Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut – What have our Welfare State researchers found out after more than three years of research?

In a new policy paper, Ellen Immergut sums up some key findings that have special relevance for the European Pillar of Social Rights. As a whole, the project results demonstrate that European Welfare States are resilient, and that social solidarity is alive and well in Europe.  The vast majority of Europeans are welcoming to newcomers … More New Policy Paper by Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut – What have our Welfare State researchers found out after more than three years of research?

Competitive Selection, Globalisation and the Labour Market: Welfare State and Product Market Policies

by Catia Montagna In their WSF Working Paper GlobLabWS #4/2018 (November 2018), Hassan Molana, Catia Montagna and George E. Onwordi from project GlobLabWS consider how the interaction between welfare state and industrial policies influence the effects of (de-)globalisation on labour markets. Interest in these reforms reflects the growing call for policies that are likely to … More Competitive Selection, Globalisation and the Labour Market: Welfare State and Product Market Policies

Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External pressure or domestic choice?

by Maria Asensio and Tamara Popic Do governments have restricted room to manoeuver in the context of crisis and external conditionality for welfare reforms? Analysing Portuguese healthcare reforms in the context of austerity, in an article published in Social Policy & Administration, Asensio and Popic find that they don’t. Even in cases of conditionality and … More Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External pressure or domestic choice?

New Research from the WelfSoc Project: how the different kinds of welfare state remain distinct despite all being affected by major austerity programmes

by Peter Taylor-Gooby Modern welfare states depend on a range of actors: state, market, family/households, employers and charities. Current austerity programmes diminish the contribution of the state and enhance that of the other actors. This is a major shift which demands popular support if it is to succeed, but attitude studies focus almost entirely on … More New Research from the WelfSoc Project: how the different kinds of welfare state remain distinct despite all being affected by major austerity programmes

Summary: NORFACE Network Board Meeting, Dublin, 3 – 4 December 2018

by Anne Cukier (NWO) The NORFACE Network Board had its semi-annual meeting on 3-4 December in Dublin, to discuss multiple issues relating to the NORFACE Network and its programmes. WSF Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut presented the Dissemination Plan for the WSF programme to the Network Board, which was pleased to see the great progress … More Summary: NORFACE Network Board Meeting, Dublin, 3 – 4 December 2018