Past Events

Care workers with migrant backgrounds in professional long-term care provision in Germany

International Seminar
2017-05-17

The analysis examines the interrelated effects of migration backgrounds and skill levels as an indicator for social class in the female dominated work field. Two impacts can be found: 1) access to qualified care-related training programs for care workers with migrant backgrounds and a strong impact of the skill level on their employment situation and 2) features of a difficult working-situation in daily care provision for care workers with migrant backgrounds in residential care provision in a complex interrelationship to skill levels.

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Reforms in long-term care

Conference/Expert Workshop
2017-05-10

20 participants representing public administration, policy-makers, providers, users and the scientific community were invited to exchange information and experiences related to new developments and recent reforms in long-term care in Austria and Germany, with a special focus on dementia strategies and measures to support informal carers.

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Life-course perspectives on health inequalities in old age

International Seminar
2017-02-11

The dramatic increase in longevity observed during the past century is certainly one of the greatest achievements in human history. However, substantial social inequalities in the likelihood of reaching old age as well as in the risk of health problems and mortality during old age, remain. In my presentation, I will display and discuss current evidence and hypotheses on how disadvantages experienced throughout the life-course are associated with the likelihood of reaching old age as well as with health during old age.

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Who works and who doesn't?

International Seminar
2017-02-01

The presentation will focus on a study which analyzes the relative impact of labor market context and social policy arrangements on the gender employment gap in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Ideal care

International Seminar
2016-11-24

Starting with an ideal concept of care, based on a productive rather than regressive nostalgic sketch, the moral dimension should compel us to imagine new forms of communal care that move beyond the market logic of individualization and choice.

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