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 4Is Working Paper: “Women in Top Incomes – Evidence from Sweden 1974 – 2013”

While the research into top incomes has been growing in recent years, one dimension has often been overlooked: The share of women across top income groups. A new 4Is working paper authored by Anne Boschini, Kristin Gunnarsson and Jesper Roine takes a look at exactly this group in order to explore the gender dimension of … More New 4Is Working Paper: “Women in Top Incomes – Evidence from Sweden 1974 – 2013”

New WSF Working Papers by Projects 4Is and UPWEB

The WSF Working Paper Series has been expanded by five new working papers by project 4Is and UPWEB. The paper by 4Is researchers Ohto Kanninen and Daniel Mahler entitled The Value Function with Life Satisfaction Data deals with a well-known behavioural economic theory that has been developed by nobel laureates Daniel Kahnemann and Amos Tversky … More New WSF Working Papers by Projects 4Is and UPWEB

WSF Reseachers at the 113th APSA Annual Meeting, August 31 – September 3 2017, San Francisco

This year’s APSA conference theme is The Quest for Legitimacy. The concept of legitimacy is fundamental to many classic debates in political science. At the same time, legitimacy is core to numerous contemporary political issues. Salient debates — whether about representation, equality, voice, accountability, institutionalization, protest, revolutions, international norms, disputes, war — can all contain … More WSF Reseachers at the 113th APSA Annual Meeting, August 31 – September 3 2017, San Francisco

WSF Thematic Workshop on Welfare State Attitudes – “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State” just took off in Gothenburg, Sweden

From today until February 24, 45 researchers from 10 different projects inside the Welfare State Futures Network come together at the University of Gothenburg to present their theories, methods and findings of recent studies on welfare relevant attitudes, opinions and preferences at the NORFACE WSF Thematic Workshop “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State”. … More WSF Thematic Workshop on Welfare State Attitudes – “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State” just took off in Gothenburg, Sweden