Research Clusters


health-06122016

The end of the cold war was a turning point for many European health systems, with many post-socialist transition countries privatizing their state-run health systems, and many West and Southern European health systems experimenting with new public management…


migration-06122016

In Europe, the field of research on welfare state attitudes has ignored the perspective of migrants almost completely. However, welfare systems in destination and origin countries play an important role for migration patterns within and towards Europe. So far little is known on …


welfare-state-attitudes-06122016

How European welfare states will develop is hard to predict. People’s current aspirations, ideas and assumptions will be important drivers of change and persistence and of the extent to which conflict and solidarity surround change. However, people’s preferences are crucial input to governments’ decisions on how to finance the welfare system and redistribute income while maintaining incentives to work …


child-and-family-welfare-06122016

In the era of globalisation, family policies and social care services are at the intersection of increasingly diverse family situations and complex welfare state environments. In Europe, child protection systems between countries as well as service areas, such as child welfare, drug and alcohol abuse, migrating families and disabilities. Similarly, there are differing approaches to…


globalization-welfare-states-and-inequalities-06122016

Globalisation and European integration are confronting national welfare states with a series of challenged in the 21st century. These include international trade and technology, the integrated European labour market, the transnationalization of citizenship and welfare rights, migration as well as persistent social inequalities. Recent changes in income inequality have been influences by past changes in …