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
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?
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
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
In the recently published study in the Nordic Social Work Research, Ahmet Gümüscu, Lennart Nygren and Evelyn Khoo elucidate how Swedish child welfare social workers manage complexity co-occuring in the families with which they work and the organisational contexts of practice. Focus groups were held with social workers in three municipalities in Sweden who described … More New Publication by FACSK – Social Work and the Management of Complexity in Swedish Child Welfare Services