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

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

Attitudes to Welfare Turn Hostile Because of Low Trust in Government – New Research from Democratic Forums by WelfSOC’s Peter Taylor-Gooby

“New research using Democratic Forums (large two-day discussion groups) shows that many people reject the welfare state not through commitment to neo-liberalism but because they don’t think government is able to make their lives better. Peter Taylor-Gooby, project leader of NORFACE Welfare State Futures project WelfSOC, outlines the findings of research that used deliberative forums … More Attitudes to Welfare Turn Hostile Because of Low Trust in Government – New Research from Democratic Forums by WelfSOC’s Peter Taylor-Gooby

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

New WelfSOC Book: Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare

Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare. Social Policy Directions in Uncertain Times Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 26 May 2018 Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent) and Benjamin Leruth (University of Canberra) After the publication of After Austerity (Oxford University Press) last year, this is the second volume produced by the “Welfare State Futures: Our Children’s Europe” (WelfSOC) project … More New WelfSOC Book: Attitudes, Aspirations and Welfare