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

Scottish Government Meeting Discusses the Link Between Labour Market Policy and Economic Performance

by Catia Montagna (Project Leader, GlobLabWS) The results of the Globalisation Labour Markets and the Welfare State (GlobLabWS) project of NORFACE Welfare State Futures programme were presented by Professor Catia Montagna to a group of senior Scottish Government economists and policy officials at the Scottish Government in Edinburgh. The Globalisation Labour Markets and the Welfare … More Scottish Government Meeting Discusses the Link Between Labour Market Policy and Economic Performance

New Publication by HEALTHDOX – The Populist Challenge to Social Investment Policies

In their new publication, Tarik Abou-Chadi and Ellen Immergut examine party competition over key groups of voters when it comes to social policies.  Left parties increasing appeal to socio-cultural professionals such that when electoral competition intensifies, left governments increase their efforts on child care and active labor market policies—policies that are commonly known as social … More New Publication by HEALTHDOX – The Populist Challenge to Social Investment Policies

New Open Access Publication – Immigrants’ Support for Social Spending, Self‐interest and the Role of the Group: A comparative study of immigrants in The Netherlands

by Jeanette Renema & Marcel Lubbers (MIFARE) For the MIFARE project, we have examined which factors are relevant with regards to immigrants’ support for governmental spending on unemployment benefits and social assistance. We tested the dominant self‐interest hypothesis for a number of immigrant groups in the Netherlands with highly varying socio‐economic positions. We additionally examined … More New Open Access Publication – Immigrants’ Support for Social Spending, Self‐interest and the Role of the Group: A comparative study of immigrants in The Netherlands