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 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

HiNEWS Umbrella Review of Public Health Policies

by Katie Thomson (HiNEWS) Welfare states use a variety of policy mechanisms – namely public health policies, social policies and healthcare services – to improve the health of their citizens. Policies such as minimum alcohol pricing, tobacco taxation or banning junk food advertising aimed at children, have great potential to improve public health, by shifting … More HiNEWS Umbrella Review of Public Health Policies

WSF Researchers at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is taking place this week in Toronto, Canada. The Welfare State Futures programme is an interdisciplinary programme, with researchers from the fields of political science and economics, but also sociology. Researchers from five WSF projects will be contributing to the conference in the areas of health, migration and … More WSF Researchers at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy

The Final Conference of the Welfare State Futures programme took place last week at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, one of the leading research institutions in the areas of European studies and policy research. One hundred and forty-one researchers and stakeholders from all over Europe attended the cross-disciplinary conference to debate current challenges … More Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy