Competitive Selection, Globalisation and the Labour Market: Welfare State and Product Market Policies

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

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

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