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

New Publication by HiNEWS – Parenthood and Later Life Health: An Intergenerational Life Course Analysis of Parents and Childless Adults Aged 50 and Older

by Nadine Reibling (HiNEWS) In her recently published study in the Swiss Journal of Sociology, Nadine Reibling (together with Katja Möhring) investigated how women’s and men’s fertility history affects their health in later life with data from the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). Their results show that what is more important … More New Publication by HiNEWS – Parenthood and Later Life Health: An Intergenerational Life Course Analysis of Parents and Childless Adults Aged 50 and Older

New Working Paper by TRANSWEL – Belonging and European Social Membership: Legitimations and Contestations in Bulgarian and German Social Policy Expert Interviews

by Florian Zabransky and Jana Fingarova (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg Current mobility within the EU raises questions regarding access to and portability of social security rights. This paper focuses on the nexus of mobility and social security in the context of European social security coordination. It explores how social policy experts frame and (de-)legitimize … More New Working Paper by TRANSWEL – Belonging and European Social Membership: Legitimations and Contestations in Bulgarian and German Social Policy Expert Interviews