27.11.2017
DFG Success: Collaborative Research Center 1342

DFG Success: Collaborative Research Center 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" approved

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) at the University of Bremen. Over the next four years, the CRC will receive approximately eleven million euros.

The CRC was requested by scientists from the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy and the InIIS (Institute for Intercultural and International Studies). The CRC 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy", with Professor Herbert Obinger as spokesperson, is establishing a new research network in the field of social policy research in Bremen, which goes beyond existing research in several respects. The CRC will be divided into two project areas and will consist of 15 sub-projects with more than 70 researchers. Read more ...

09.11.2017
Young people in need of care have diverse and often unfulfilled care needs

Young people in need of care have diverse and often unfulfilled care needs

Authors from the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen present the BARMER Long-Term Care Report 2017.

The 2017 BARMER Long-Term Care Report was presented to the public today at the Conference Centre in the Federal Press Conference Building in Berlin. The special focus for this year is the diversity of needs and care situations among young people (aged 0-59) in need of long-term care. The authors also examined the effects of the more recent long-term care reforms on the provision of long-term care (LTC). The authors, all members of SOCIUM at the University of Bremen, headed by Professor Heinz Rothgang and including Dr. Rolf Müller, Rebecca Runte und Dr. Rainer Unger, also presented more detailed studies on numbers of LTC insurance beneficiaries, incidence and prevalance rates and LTC trajectories. The data base for the report comprises primarily long-term care statistics for around 2.6 m. people in need of care, the German Socio-Economic Panel Study and routine insurance data from BARMER as well as a survey among young BARMER insurees in need of long-term care carried out especially for this report. Read more ...

13.10.2017
Hospital Medical Practice - Weighing Up between Patient Welfare and Economic Factors. Interviews with Doctors and Hospital Managers

Hospital Medical Practice - Weighing Up between Patient Welfare and Economic Factors. Interviews with Doctors and Hospital Managers

Presentation of project findings by Professor Heinz Naegler (Berlin School of Economics and Law) and Professor Karl-Heinz Wehkamp (SOCIUM, University of Bremen), followed by lecture and panel discussion.

On Monday, November 6, 2017 a panel event will take place to discuss the findings of an empirical study on the economisation of medical decisions relating to hospital patients. The discussants include Professor Eva Quante-Brandt, Senator for Health in Bremen as well as other prominent healthcare policy-makers and practitioners. Read more ...