Colonial reverberation

In a three-day CRC/ERC workshop, international researchers are discussing the influence of political practices and structures of European colonial powers on the development of social security in the Global South.

Read more // 02.10.2020

Award for Keonhi Son

Son and her co-author Reimut Zohlnhofer received the JCPA Best Comparative Article Award for their paper on the statistical analysis of privatisation and the role of the indicators chosen in the process.

Read more // 02.10.2020

Deputy professorship for Alex Veit at the University of Marburg

The co-director of project B09 will join the Center for Conflict Studies for the next six months. His work with CRC 1342 will remain unaffected.

Read more // 30.09.2020

Dr. Alex Veit (photo: Caroline Wimmer)
Dr. Alex Veit (photo: Caroline Wimmer)

"Unnoticed, undervalued, underpaid"

In a podcast interview, Anna Safuta and Kristin Noack analyse the working conditions of migrant live-in care workers in Germany, who in a legal grey area have become a pillar of long-term care.

Read more // 29.09.2020

Kristin Noack, Dr. Anna Safuta
Kristin Noack, Dr. Anna Safuta

"20,000 additional nursing assistants is a first step - but there are obstacles"

Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang
Prof. Dr. Heinz Rothgang
CRC member Heinz Rothgang welcomes the current legislative proposal of the Federal Government to improve long-term care in Germany. However, the announced jobs in inpatient institutions could only be filled if the federal states changed their binding quotas for skilled workers.

Read more // 25.09.2020

Global Work-Injury Policy Database published

Nate Breznau and Felix Lanver researched data on the introduction and development of work-injury policies in 186 countries. The corresponding codebook has been published as a technical paper.

Read more // 17.09.2020

"Land reform can also be a social policy instrument"

An interview with our Fellow Clement Chipenda about the social impact of the land reform in Zimbabwe, the consequences of the pandemic-related lockdown and his current research with our colleague Alex Veit.

Read more // 14.09.2020

Clement Chipenda, PhD
Clement Chipenda, PhD

Internships for MA students

Project A04 "Global developments in health care systems and in long-term care as a new social risk" is offering internships lasting 2-4 months (20-39 hours/week).

Read more // 28.08.2020

China’s social policy response to COVID-19

B05 member Tao Liu has co-authored and published a paper stating that for the first time social policy in China has acted as a major player for coping with the negative outcomes of a pandemic.

Read more // 19.08.2020

Clement Chipenda joins CRC 1342 as Visiting Fellow

Chipenda is a research associate at the SARChI Chair in Social Policy, College of Graduate Studies, at the University of South Africa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chipenda has to join the CRC online from Pretoria and Harare. For the next months he will work with the team of project B09 on food security policies in South Africa from 1918 to 2018.

Read more // 18.08.2020

Effect of the welfare state on pandemic risk perceptions: New study published by Nate Breznau

Dr. Nate Breznau
Dr. Nate Breznau
Breznau identifies that welfare states alleviate the perception of risk related to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic in particular where governments fail to take rapid and strong pandemic response measures. The article summarizing the results of the study has been published in a special issue of European Societies.

Read more // 17.08.2020