Understanding the Micro and Macro Politics of Health: A Research Agenda by Project HiNEWS

by Anna Gkiouleka (HiNEWS) We live in times that austerity, conflict, increased forced migration and socio-political instability fuel traditional and new social struggles. In this climate, health inequalities emerge as the outcome of structural forces and unequal power relations reframing health as a social and political notion. Hence, to understand and tackle health inequalities, we … More Understanding the Micro and Macro Politics of Health: A Research Agenda by Project HiNEWS

New TRANSWEL Working Papers: How Discourses of Belonging Affect the Portability of Social Security Rights

Project TRANSWEL has recently published to WSF Working Papers presenting research from their third of five work packages on reconstructing discourses of belonging incorporated into portability regulations to determine how they shape individuals’ access to social security. This discursive approach is designed to contribute to the overall project goal of creating a typology of transnational … More New TRANSWEL Working Papers: How Discourses of Belonging Affect the Portability of Social Security Rights

New Insights into Welfare State Attitudes: “Winners” versus “Losers” in Perceived Meritocracies

by Tim Huijts (HiNEWS) Western societies are often portrayed as meritocracies: people’s status and success in life is determined by a combination of talent and effort, and those who are most gifted and work hardest will be most successful. This also implies that social inequalities in status and success are mostly simply a result of … More New Insights into Welfare State Attitudes: “Winners” versus “Losers” in Perceived Meritocracies

New HEALTHDOX Research: “Cognitive Determinants of Healthcare Evaluations – A Comparison of Eastern and Western European Countries”

by Simone Schneider and Tamara Popic (HEALTHDOX) Knowing the public opinion of healthcare is essential when assessing healthcare system performance; but little research has focussed on the links between the public’s general attitude to the healthcare system and its perceptions and expectations of specific healthcare-related aspects. Using data from the fourth round of the European … More New HEALTHDOX Research: “Cognitive Determinants of Healthcare Evaluations – A Comparison of Eastern and Western European Countries”

New HEALTHDOX Publication – “Accessing Healthcare in Times of Economic Growth and Economic Downturn: Evidence from Ireland”

by Simone Schneider and Camilla Devitt (HEALTHDOX) In this article we examined the accessibility of healthcare in Ireland between 2003 and 2011 in the context of strong economic growth (2003–2007) and the subsequent financial crisis, which began in 2008. We investigated, in particular, changes in self-reported difficulties in accessing healthcare with regard to distance to … More New HEALTHDOX Publication – “Accessing Healthcare in Times of Economic Growth and Economic Downturn: Evidence from Ireland”