New Policy Paper by Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut – What have our Welfare State researchers found out after more than three years of research?

In a new policy paper, Ellen Immergut sums up some key findings that have special relevance for the European Pillar of Social Rights. As a whole, the project results demonstrate that European Welfare States are resilient, and that social solidarity is alive and well in Europe.  The vast majority of Europeans are welcoming to newcomers … More New Policy Paper by Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut – What have our Welfare State researchers found out after more than three years of research?

Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External pressure or domestic choice?

by Maria Asensio and Tamara Popic Do governments have restricted room to manoeuver in the context of crisis and external conditionality for welfare reforms? Analysing Portuguese healthcare reforms in the context of austerity, in an article published in Social Policy & Administration, Asensio and Popic find that they don’t. Even in cases of conditionality and … More Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External pressure or domestic choice?

Summary: NORFACE Network Board Meeting, Dublin, 3 – 4 December 2018

by Anne Cukier (NWO) The NORFACE Network Board had its semi-annual meeting on 3-4 December in Dublin, to discuss multiple issues relating to the NORFACE Network and its programmes. WSF Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut presented the Dissemination Plan for the WSF programme to the Network Board, which was pleased to see the great progress … More Summary: NORFACE Network Board Meeting, Dublin, 3 – 4 December 2018

New Publication by FACSK – Social Work and the Management of Complexity in Swedish Child Welfare Services

In the recently published study in the Nordic Social Work Research, Ahmet Gümüscu, Lennart Nygren and Evelyn Khoo elucidate how Swedish child welfare social workers manage complexity co-occuring in the families with which they work and the organisational contexts of practice. Focus groups were held with social workers in three municipalities in Sweden who described … More New Publication by FACSK – Social Work and the Management of Complexity in Swedish Child Welfare Services

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