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Program BIGSSS

Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life (BIGSSS)

PhD Graduate Program

Research in this program falls into three groups:
How are European welfare states being affected by globalization, Europeanization, labor market changes, labor market flexibilization, and new socio-economic and demographic patterns? ...
What impacts have changes in social policy had on social integration and inequality affected by globalization? How have inequalities in income, health, living conditions, education and other spheres of life changed over time? ...
How are changing social structures and welfare state reform affecting the quality of life? Is the quality of life as determined by both objective and subjective indicators of wellbeing on the decrease among the inhabitants of OECD countries? ...
Field Chairs: Olaf Groh-Samberg, Heinz Rothgang 
Field Coordinator: Matthias Wingens