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01-07-2015

New paper on „Measuring Welfare State Generosity“ presented at the CES conference 2015



01-07-2015

New paper on „Measuring Welfare State Generosity“ presented at the CES conference 2015



12-11-2014

New Working Paper available...



12-11-2014

Project team to participate in an Expert Workshop on "Development and Dissemination of Social Policy Indicators"...



13-02-2014

New CWED program generosity scores and the first CWED Working Paper available...



01-07-2015


New paper on „Measuring Welfare State Generosity“ presented at the CES conference 2015

Kati Kuitto will discuss results from the ongoing project at the 22nd Conference of Europeanists in Paris, July 8-10, 2015 in a panel chaired by Peter Starke and discussed by Olli Kangas. Her paper “Measuring welfare state generosity in transitional welfare states: the case of post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe” discusses quantitative measures of welfare entitlement generosity in the tradition of the social rights of citizenship-approach and how they can be applied for cross-country comparisons in mature and developing welfare states. It then demonstrates empirically how the emerging CEE welfare states’ generosity compares to the Western European welfare states.

12-11-2014


New Working Paper available

The second paper in the CWED Working Paper Series on "Uneven responsiveness to diffusion effects? Regional patterns of unemployment policy diffusion in Western and Eastern Europe" by Detlef Jahn, Kati Kuitto, Düpont, Nils and Sebastian Stephan is now available at www.cwed2.org/wpaper.php.

12-11-2014


Project team to participate in an Expert Workshop on "Development and Dissemination of Social Policy Indicators"

Detlef Jahn and Kati Kuitto will participate in the InGRID Expert Workshop "Development and Dissemination of Social Policy Indicators" organized by Kenneth Nelson and Maria Forslund at SOFI/Stockholm from November 19-21, 2014 to discuss the development of the project data with leading social policy experts.

22-01-2014


New CWED program generosity scores and the first CWED Working Paper available

New CWED program generosity scores are now available at www.cwed2.org. The data are provided for the traditional 18 advanced democracies as well as recent scores for five additional countries: Greece, Korea, Portugal, Spain, and Taiwan. The new scores contain important methodological changes compared to the generosity scores provided in earlier versions of CWED (i.e., available before the www.cwed2.org launch in Fall 2013). Changes in the scoring methodology, along with a brief history of the evolution of the methodology (and Stata code for generating the latest scores from the source data), are explained in the first CWED working paper, "Social Welfare Generosity Scores in CWED 2: A Methodological Genealogy," by Lyle Scruggs.

22-01-2014


Stream on "Comparative Methodology - Reforms of Social Security Programs as Case" by Kati Kuitto and Lyle Scruggs accepted for the ESPAnet Annual Conference in Oslo, September 4-6

Kati Kuitto and Lyle Scruggs will coordinate a stream on "Comparative Methodology- Reforms of Social Security Programs as Case" at this years ESPAnet Annual Conference in Oslo, September 4-6. The stream focuses on reforms, challenges and politics of income replacing social security schemes from both theoretical and methodological perspectives. Details on the stream topic and call for papers (deadline: March 12, 2014) is available at: www.nova.no/espanet2014oslo.

12-09-2013


Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset 2 now available online

We are happy to announce the public website launch of the Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset 2 (CWED2): www.cwed2.org.
CWED 2 is a cross-national time series containing information about the structure and generosity of social insurance benefits in industrialized countries around the world from the 1970s. It currently contains a significant expansion in the time period (from 2002 to 2011) and number of countries (from 18 to 33) covered. Programs covered include unemployment and sickness insurance and public pensions. Future updates will contain additional insurance programs and household replacement rates.
Those interested in using the data will be able to customize a download to select from available countries, years and program variables. We encourage scholars, students and journalists to use the data for non-commercial/journalistic purposes.
The CWED2 project is currently supported by an international research team from the University of Connecticut and the University of Greifswald. We gratefully acknowledge the support the project parts have received from the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the German Research Foundation, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut.
We also are announcing the launch of the CWED working paper series. We ask all those who use the data for research to submit papers for the series. Please see the website for details.
Contact: Lyle Scruggs (lyle.scruggs [at] uconn.edu) and Kati Kuitto (kuitto [at] uni-greifswald.de)

03-06-2013


Third international workshop of the "Comparative Welfare Entitlement Data Project" with Prof. Lyle Scruggs at the IBFD in Amsterdam

The project team will meet up with Prof. Lyle Scruggs in the third international collaboration workshop 'Comparative Welfare Entitlement Data Project' at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam on June 28-29, 2013 to prepare the launch of the new dataset on welfare entitlements in over 30 countries worldwide.

21-01-2013


International Collaboration Workshop

An international collaboration workshop 'Comparative Welfare Entitlement Data Project' with Prof. Lyle Scruggs will be held at the OECD Berlin Centre on February 13-16, 2013.

26-11-2012


Prof. Olli Kangas to give a talk on pension benefits and poverty among the elderly in the European Union

Prof. Olli Kangas will give a talk on "Pension benefits and poverty among the elderly in the European Union" on December 17, 2012 starting at 6 PM in the Seminar room Baderstrasse 4/5. Olli Kangas is the Head of the Research Department of the Social Security Institution of Finland (KELA) and professor at the Centre for Welfare State Reseach, University of Southern Denmark. He has excelled internationally in several fields of comparative welfare state research including analyses on institutional set-ups of welfare programs, political and societal causes and consequences of welfare policies as well as methodological issues. Guests are welcome!

25-04-2012


ECPR Workshop proposal accepted

The European Consortium for Political Research has accepted a Workshop proposal by Jan Drahokoupil, Kati Kuitto and Mitchell A. Orenstein for the ECPR Joint Sessions in Mainz, Germany. The workshop is titled "International Impacts on welfare state change: Theories and methods in the study of social policy diffusion". Information on the application procedure will be available soon on the Joint Sessions section of the ECPR website (new.ecprnet.eu/Joint Sessions).