Past Events

EESPN Public Forum ‘Divided society – cohesive Europe?’

It is our pleasure to invite you to the EESPN Public Forum taking place on 12 July 2017 at the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna – room II/ 1st floor; 2:30-5:30 pm).

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

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

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

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?

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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