WSF Thematic Workshop “Inequality and Welfare States” in Oslo, 19 – 20 June 2017 – A Short Report by the Organizers

The Welfare State Futures research programme (WSF) organized a thematic workshop at the University of Oslo 19-20 June 2017 in collaboration with Prof. Kalle Moene (GIWeS) and Prof. Alexander Cappelen (FPRWS) of the Department of Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The Workshop focused on issues of inequality and welfare states and consisted of … More WSF Thematic Workshop “Inequality and Welfare States” in Oslo, 19 – 20 June 2017 – A Short Report by the Organizers

First WSF Thematic Workshop on Research Cluster “Globalization, Welfare States & Inequalities” Currently Running in Oslo, Norway

Yesterday, the WSF Thematic Workshop on “Inequality and Welfare States” took off in Oslo, Norway. It is already the 4th Workshop of the WSF Thematic Workshop Series which started in 2016 with the Mannheim Workshop on “Health Politics, Health Policy, Long-Term Care and Inequalities” and will be completed by the workshop on “Migration and Welfare” … More First WSF Thematic Workshop on Research Cluster “Globalization, Welfare States & Inequalities” Currently Running in Oslo, Norway

TransJudFare Research Teams Meeting at EUSA Conference in Miami

From May 4-6 the 15th Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) took place in Miami, Florida. The EUSA is the premier scholarly and professional association focusing on the European Union, the ongoing integration processes, and transatlantic relations. The TransJudFare research project funded by the current Norface funding circle ‘Welfare State Futures’ addresses … More TransJudFare Research Teams Meeting at EUSA Conference in Miami

“Demand for Redistribution: Individuals’ Response to Economic Setbacks” – New Working Paper by 4Is Researcher Linna Martén

With ongoing fiscal retrenchment, it is important to understand the consequences of welfare reform for the most vulnerable members of society. Therefore the 4Is project takes a look at how the welfare state protects households from adverse shocks, as well as how it affects the relationship between material circumstances and well-being. The Project assesses the … More “Demand for Redistribution: Individuals’ Response to Economic Setbacks” – New Working Paper by 4Is Researcher Linna Martén

First TRANSWEL Working Paper: “EU Social ‘Rights’ Remain Something of a Distant Dream”

Project “Mobile Welfare in a Transnational Europe: An Analysis of Portability Regimes of Social Security Rights” (TRANSWEL) around Project Leader Prof. Anna Amelina analises the social rights of EU citizens from the new EU member states who move to live and/or work in the old member states. In particular, it focuses on the portability, i.e. transfer … More First TRANSWEL Working Paper: “EU Social ‘Rights’ Remain Something of a Distant Dream”