Will Accepting Less Bring Success? Job Related Concessions and Welfare Recipients in Germany

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Bernhard Christoph and Torsten Lietzmann. Click here to access the article. It is often argued that in order to find new employment, the unemployed have to compromise and accept jobs that are inferior (e.g. paying less or requiring a lower qualification)… Continue reading Will Accepting Less Bring Success? Job Related Concessions and Welfare Recipients in Germany

Left Ideology and Support for Universal Basic Income

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy by Hanna Schwander and Tim Vlandas. Click here to access the article. The covid-19 pandemic and its devastating effects on the economy have ramped up discussion about a Universal Basic Income (UBI) which would grant an unconditional income to all citizens.… Continue reading Left Ideology and Support for Universal Basic Income

First Step and Last Resort: One-Euro-Jobs After the Reform – and After the Pandemic?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Tamara Harrer and Bastian Stockinger. Click here to access the article. The German job creation programme for unemployed welfare benefit recipients, known as One-Euro-Jobs (OEJs) can be both a “first step” and a “last resort”. Addressing the hardest-to-place unemployed, they are… Continue reading First Step and Last Resort: One-Euro-Jobs After the Reform – and After the Pandemic?

The Impact of Brexit on Adult Social Care: Another Layer of Uncertainty?

This is a guest post by Silvia Miele. Since the 1990s, the English Adult Social Care system has been facing several challenges: from an ageing population with complex needs, to funding gaps, inequalities of provision, an unstable and fragmented market providers landscape, staff retention issues and finally the covid-19 pandemic. Brexit is just the most recent… Continue reading The Impact of Brexit on Adult Social Care: Another Layer of Uncertainty?

Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in Europe: What Can We Learn From the 2008 Financial Crisis?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Johanna Hornung and Nils Bandelow. Click here to access the open access article. The covid-19 pandemic is not the first crisis that put pressure on national healthcare systems in the 21st- century. Similarly, the financial crisis of 2008 can serve as… Continue reading Responses to the Covid-19 Crisis in Europe: What Can We Learn From the 2008 Financial Crisis?