06.12.2021
South Korean Health Care Researcher returns to Bremen

South Korean Health Care Researcher returns to Bremen

SOCIUM welcomes Prof. Dr. Hongsoo Kim on her second visit

Kim Hongsoo, Professor of Health Policy and Aging at the Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University in South Korea, arrived in Bremen last week for her second 3-month research stay with the Department of Health, Long-Term Care and Pensions at SOCIUM. Altogether three visits are being funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Read more ...

01.12.2021
One million more people in need of care by 2025 than predicted by conventional means

One million more people in need of care by 2025 than predicted by conventional means

Research team at SOCIUM presents BARMER Long-Term Care Report 2021

The BARMER Long-Term Care Report was presented today in Berlin. It highlights in particular the effects of the most recent long-term care reforms, and draws conclusions for future developments in the numbers of care dependents, as future staffing and financial requirements are derived from the number and composition of people in need of care. By 2025 and in subsequent years the number of people in need of care will actually be around 1 million more than predicted using conventional analytical methods. The Report discusses current long-term care policy in terms of the issue of personnel requirements – especially in the light of scientific assessments on staffing needs in full-time institutional care facilities. The authors, Professor Dr. Heinz Rothgang and Dr. Rolf Müller, also provide more in-depth studies on case numbers, incidences, prevalences and care processes. The main data sources are the long-term care statistics of the German Federal Statistical Office and routine claims data provided by BARMER. Read more ...

11.10.2021
FIS projects at SOCIUM participate in SCIENCE GOES PUBLIC!

FIS projects at SOCIUM participate in SCIENCE GOES PUBLIC!

"The 'Activating Welfare State' – A Political and Social History of German Social Policy, 1979-2017" and "GEVOAB – Ideas of Justice held by Recipients of Unemployment Benefit II" give public lectures.

The FIS research projects based at the SOCIUM are participating in SCIENCE GOES PUBLIC! 2021. The doctoral students of the junior research group "The 'activating welfare state' - a political and social history of German social policy, 1979-2017" and of the research project "GEVOAB - ideas of justice of working unemployment benefit II recipients" will give public lectures in Bremen on 4 and 11 November. Both projects are funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs within the framework of the Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research Network (FIS). Read more ...