COVID-19 BLOG

Social Policy Response in the Global South: Evidence from 36 countries

Prof. Dr. Tim Dorlach
Prof. Dr. Tim Dorlach
Tim Dorlach has done a meta-analysis of the 36 reports of our CRC 1342 Covid-19 Social Policy Response Series. He has found that during the early phase of the pandemic, most countries have focussed on temporary and targeted benefits supporting the labour market and offering social assistance. Developing economies often used cash transfers and food relief and relied heavily on external funding, whereas emerging economies applied a broad range of measures and were acting more independently.

Mehr lesen // 19.07.2022

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: John Berten

John is a postdoc at Bielefeld University and investigates, what influence indicators and projections of the future have on the work of international organisers. In project B12 he is examining the ILO as an actor in the global Covid-19 crisis management.

Read more // 21.09.2022

Dr. John Berten
Dr. John Berten

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Anh Tran

Before joining the CRC, Anh was working in international projects on social protection. As a PhD student in project A06, she is now investigating child benefits and their effect on social inclusion.

Read more // 08.09.2022

Anh Tran
Anh Tran

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Fabienne Müller

After a few years in diplomacy, Fabienne has returned to university. She is doing a PhD in history, researching US trade and social policy since 1970.

Read more // 02.09.2022

Fabienne Müller
Fabienne Müller

Project A02 is looking for a student assistant

The team works on occupational injury, unemployment and pension policies and needs support in researching/processing data and literature. The working time is 8 to 10 hours per week.

Read more // 24.08.2022

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Hannes Salzmann

Hannes Salzmann
Hannes Salzmann
Working in the CRC's information management project since the beginning of June, Hannes is researching party positions and their impact on social policy. In his doctoral thesis, Hannes wants to develop a new approach to tackle this question based on quantitative text analysis and natural language processing. Hannes has already used both of these methods in his Master's thesis.

Read more // 25.07.2022

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Mai Mahmoud

Before her Master's in International Relations, Mai has worked for Egyptian NGOs focusing on social policy and human rights. For her PhD, she now wants to study the influence of International Organisations on health policies of countries in Northern Africa.

Read more // 21.07.2022

Mai Mahmoud
Mai Mahmoud

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Jakob Frizell

Jakob is an expert in peace and conflict research. In his doctoral thesis, he investigated whether and how governments have made wealthy population groups pay for the costs of war.

Read more // 11.07.2022

Dr. Jakob Frizell
Dr. Jakob Frizell

Planning the PhD training

The CRC project directors have met with the Dean and the Managing Director of the BIGSSS to discuss the structured training programme that will start in September.

Read more // 08.07.2022

Measuring generosity more precisely

Lyle Scruggs from the University of Connecticut is visiting CRC 1342 this week to discuss a question that is crucial to our projects: How can the generosity of social policy programmes be measured more accurately and made comparable?

Read more // 07.07.2022

Prof. Lyle Scruggs, PhD
Prof. Lyle Scruggs, PhD

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Felix Lanver

Felix was already involved in the CRC's research during the first funding period, when he was a student assistant, now he is a PhD researcher in project A02. The focus of his work will be the analysis of unemployment insurance worldwide.

Read more // 01.07.2022

Felix Lanver
Felix Lanver

Project part B12: First face-to-face working meeting with the full team

The team, located in Bremen and Bielefeld, is investigating the activities of international organizations during the Covid 19 pandemic. In Bremen, the members reported on initial research results and discussed analytical methodologies.

Read more // 23.06.2022

The B12 team
The B12 team

SFB members discussed the relationship between communism and social policy from the Cold War until today

What social policies did Eastern and Western Europe pursue during the Cold War? What influence had the competition between the systems? How did the transformation phase proceed from 1989 onwards? These were questions addressed at the 4th Hermann Weber Conference in Berlin.

Read more // 21.06.2022