WSF Researchers at 2016 Annual ESPAnet Conference – September 1-3 , Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

espanet2016European welfare states are being confronted with a remarkable paradox. After years of budget cuts, reforms and austerity measures, the means for social policy have become increasingly scarce. Nevertheless, the ambitions of European welfare states are currently higher than ever. Meeting and adapting to the challenges of contemporary society have radically altered the playing field of welfare provision and has created a breeding ground for innovation. Europe is reinventing the foundation of its welfare regimes.

How are modern welfare state systems institutionally shaped, how is the new welfare state dealing with the coverage of social risks, what innovative solutions can be developed, are these (re)invented welfare states robust enough to cope with future challenges, and, finally, what do we know about the social outcomes of these new welfare states? The following WSF researchers will contribute to addressing these questions:


HEALTHDOX

Stream Convenors: Romulo Pinheiro and Karsten Vrangbaek (HEALTHDOX Cooperation Partner)
Paper Presenter: Tamara Popic, “Ideas, Institutions and Politics in Post-communist Health Policy”
1st September, 14:00-16:00, Room Praag (M3-05)
Session A18.1: The Travelling and Translation of Ideas: a Cross-National and Sectorial Approach

Paper Presenters: Tamara Popic, Simone Schneider, “An East-West Comparison of Attitudes toward Health System: the Policy Feedback Effect?”
1st September, 14:00-16:00, Room Harvard (M2-08)
Session A5.1: Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State in Europe: Reinventing or Reclaiming?

Contributed Paper: Maria Asensio Menchero, Tamara Popic, “Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External Pressures or Political Choice?”
1st September, 16:15-18:00, Room Franeker (M1-07)
Session B22.2: Reinventing the Welfare State – Comparing and Explaining Reform Pathways

Ellen M. Immergut
2nd September, 15:00-16:15, Room Forum (M3-15)
Plenary Panel: The Future of Pensions in Europe

Paper Presenters: Diana Burlacu, Ellen M. Immergut, “The Impact of Health Policy Reforms on Health, Health Inequality and Public Opinion”
2nd September, 16:30-18:30 | Room Auckland (M3-04)
Session E19.1: Health and Health Inequalities – the Role of Welfare State Change

Paper Presenter: Björn Rönnerstrand, Diana Burlacu, “Corruption Sands the Empty but Greases the Abundant Wheels of the Healthcare System”
3rd September, 09:00-10:30, Room Auckland (M3-04)
Session F19.2: Health and Health Inequalities – the Role of Welfare State Change


HiNEWS

Paper Presenter: Nadine Reibling, “Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in Europe: A Pseudo-Panel Approach”
2nd September, 16:30-18:30, Room Rochester (M2-10)
Session E13.3: Who Benefits most from Family Policies?

Stream Convenors: Nadine Reibling (HiNEWS), Sigrun Olafsdottir (HEALTHDOX Cooperation Partner), Claus Wendt (HiNEWS), Kenneth Nelson
Paper Presenter: Kayleigh Garthwaite (HiNEWS Associate), Jon Warren, “Behaving badly? Perspectives on health inequalities in two socially contrasting neighbourhoods in North East England”
2nd September, 16:30-18:30 | Room Auckland (M3-04)
Session E19.1: Health and Health Inequalities – the Role of Welfare State Change

Stream Convenors: Jason Beckfield (HiNEWS Cooperation Partner), Costanzo Ranci
3rd September, 09:00-10:30, Room Heidelberg (M1-16)
Session F1.1: The Crisis of the European Middle Class between Rising Inequalities and Spreading Insecurity – Empirical Evidence and Challenges for Welfare Policy

Stream Convenors: Nadine Reibling (HiNEWS), Sigrun Olafsdottir (HEALTHDOX Cooperation Partner), Claus Wendt (HiNEWS), Kenneth Nelson
Paper Presenter: Nadine Reibling, Katja Moehring, “Life Course Determinates of Women’s Later Life Health in Europe – Cohort Differences and Welfare State Change”
3rd September, 09:00-10:30, Room Auckland (M3-04)
Session F19.2: Health and Health Inequalities- the Role of Welfare State Change


UPWEB

Contributed Paper: Jenny Phillimore
3rd September, 09:00-10:30, Room Praag (M3-05)
Session F20.3: Innovative Methods and Attitudes to the Future of the Welfare State


WelfSOC

Bjørn Hvinden (Co-chair of ESPAnet Board)
1st September, 12.00, Room Forum (M3-15)
Welcome and Opening

Paper Presenter: Tijs Laenen (WelfSOC Associate)
1st September, 14:00-16:00, Room Harvard (M2-08)
Session A5.1: Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State in Europe: Reinventing or Reclaiming?

Stream Convenors: Peter Taylor-Gooby, Heejung Chung
Paper Presenters:
Jan-Ocke Heuer, Katharina Zimmermann, Steffen Mau, Benjamin Leruth, “State, Market, or Family?”
Katherina Zimmermann, Steffen Mau, Jan-Ocke Heuer, “Attitudes Towards Taxation – a Moving Target?”
Christian Albrekt Larsen, Morten Frederiksen, Jørgen Goul Andersen, “European Welfare Chauvinism”
Masa Filipovic Hrast, Bjørn Hvinden, Tatjana Rakar, Mi Ah Schøyen, “Future Responsibilities Towards the Elderly”
1st September, 16:15-18:00, Room Praag (M3-05)
Session B20.1: Innovative Methods and Attitudes to the Future of the Welfare State

Paper Presenter: Morten Frederiksen
16:15-18:00, Room Lund (M1-18)
Session B5.2: Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State in Europe: Reinventing or Reclaiming?

Stream Convenors: Peter Taylor-Gooby, Heejung Chung
Paper Presenter: Benjamin Leruth, “Welfare State Futures: Prospects and Cuts”
2nd September, 16:30-18:30, Room Praag (M3-05)
Session E20.2: Innovative Methods and Attitudes to the Future of the Welfare State

Stream Convenors: Peter Taylor-Gooby, Heejung Chung
3rd September, 09:00-10:30, Room Praag (M3-05)
Session F20.3: Innovative Methods and Attitudes to the Future of the Welfare State

Paper Presenter: Heejung Chung, “The Importance of Institutional Contexts in Shaping Occupational Welfare: The Case of Schedule Flexibility and Work-Life Balance”
3rd September, 10:45-12:00, Room Aberdeen (M3-03)
Session G15.2: Fiscal and Occupational Welfare in Europe


For the complete EPSAnet program, go to espanetrotterdam2016.eu/programme