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: 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

Project B04 is looking for a student assistant

The project investigates welfare state rights of immigrants and needs support in literature and data research as well as in planning the fieldwork. The working time is 8 to 10 hours/week.

Read more // 06.07.2022

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 A05 "The Global Development of Coverage and Generosity in Public Education" is looking for student assistants

Tasks include coding documents of international organisations, literature research and preparation of publications. The working hours are approximately 35 hours per month.

Read more // 24.06.2022

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

The project "Global developments in health care systems" is looking for new student assistants

The tasks include data and literature research as well as classification, annotation and coding of documents. Working hours up to 37 hours per month.

Read more // 09.06.2022

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Migyeong Yun

Migyeong has joined project A07 recently where she will be studying the different paths that South Korea and Taiwan have taken with their long-termn care policies.

Read more // 07.06.2022

Migyeong Yun
Migyeong Yun

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Heiner Salomon

Heiner Salomon
Heiner Salomon
Heiner is doing his PhD in project A02 and will mainly work on a case study on social insurance in Bangladesh. He has already worked in Bangladesh a few years ago for the German development organisation GIZ as part of a trainee programme. Before moving to the University of Bremen, Heiner was a research officer at ODI in London, working on poverty and social protection.

Read more // 01.06.2022

New edited volume on causal machanisms

In "Causal Mechanisms in the Global Development of Social Policies" Johanna Kuhlmann and Frank Nullmeier present a novel, modular approach to explaining developments in social policy.

Read more // 31.05.2022

Introducing new members of the CRC 1342: Sooahn Meier

Sooahn Meier
Sooahn Meier
Sooahn joined our new project B12 "Crisis management in the Covid 19 pandemic by International Organisations" about two weeks ago. In this interview, she tells us about her interest in North Korea, her journey in academia that brought her from Seoul to Berlin and now Bremen, as well as her ideas for her doctoral thesis. More new CRC members will be introduced here in the coming weeks.

Read more // 18.05.2022