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Olga Chesalina:
Access to social security for digital platform workers in Germany and in Russia: a comparative study
In: SLLERJ, Vol. 7, No. 1-2 (2018), pp. 17-28

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Simone von Hardenberg, Susanne Schneider,
Philipp Wien:
Innovative Labordiagnostik in der GKV: Sozialrechtliche Qualitätssicherung am Beispiel der Liquid Biopsy
In: MPR, Issue 4/2018, pp. 120-127
Nomos, 2018

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Sandra Pfeifenbring:
Die Verfassungsmäßigkeit der Erziehungsrente nach § 47 SGB VI
Nomos, 2018

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Raphael Guber:
MEA Discussion Paper
Instrument Validity Tests with Causal Trees: With an Application to the Same-sex Instrument

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Stefan Stegner:
Zwischen Souveränität und Ökonomie
Zugehörigkeitskonstruktionen durch die Sozialversicherung im deutsch-polnischen Verhältnis 1918-1945
Nomos, 2018

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Constantin Hruschka:
Kein "aging out" – Das Recht auf umgekehrten Familiennachzug nach der neuen Entscheidung des EuGH
In: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht,
Issue 19/2018, pp. 1451-1453


Simone M. Schneider, Camilla Devitt:
Accessing Health Care in Times of Economic Growth and Economic Downturn: Evidence from Ireland
In: Journal of European Social Policy, Volume 28(4), pp. 357-369
SAGE, 2018


Miriam Schader, Tim Rohmann, Sybille Münch:
Isolation im Gesetz verankern?
Zu den Plänen der großen Koalition, zentrale Aufnahme-, Entscheidungs- und Rückführungseinrichtungen einzuführen
In: Z´Flucht, Heft 1/2018, pp. 91-107
Nomos, 2018

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Eva Maria Hohnerlein, Sylvie Hennion, Otto Kaufmann (eds.):
Erwerbsverlauf und sozialer Schutz in Europa
Employment Biographies and Social Protection in Europe
Le parcours professionnels et la protection sociale en Europe
Springer, 2018

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Olga Chesalina, Ulrich Becker (eds.):
Die Verantwortung des Arbeitgebers für den sozialen Schutz in Russland: Rechtsvergleichende Perspektiven
Nomos, 2018.

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Ulrich Becker, Hans-Joachim Reinhard (eds.):
Long-Term Care in Europe: A Juridical Approach
Springer, 2018.

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Tineke Dijkhoff, Letlhokwa George Mpedi (eds.):
Recommendation on Social Protection Floors:
Basic Principles for Innovative Solutions

Wolters Kluwer, 2018.

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13 November 2018, 14:30
Lecture at the Munich Science Days:

Chancen und Risiken von Erwerbsmigration: Was bringt ein Einwanderungsgesetz?

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker

Venue: Alte Kongresshalle (Auditorium), Theresienhöhe

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20 November 2018, 19 – 21
Max Planck Forum:
Aging and the Gift of Longevity - How to Meet the Challenges of Getting Older

In Cooperation with the Consulate General of the State of Israel

Speakers: Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph.D., Dr. Anna Oksuzyan, Dr. Yael Sorek-Benvenisti
Venue: Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Lecture Hall

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6 - 7 December 2018
Wem 'gehört' die Teilhabe? Nutzen, Bereitstellung und Verfügbarkeit von Teilhabe als Allgemeingut

Venue: Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy,
Hans F. Zacher Saal (room 413)

Registrations until 18 November under this link. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

7 - 9 December 2018
Die Rente ist eben nicht sicher!

Venue: Evangelische Akademie Tutzing,
Schlossstr. 2+4, 82327 Tutzing

Registrations until 23. November directly at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.

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Expert Opinion on Demand Planning

Timely access to medical care is not available in all regions and at all times. This is one of many results of the expert opinion on the further development of demand planning, which was prepared by the Institute's social law department together with other scientific institutions. The legal part concentrates on the investigation of the constitutional requirements and the legal evaluation of options for further development. The Federal Joint Committee commissioned the report.

Summary of expert report (in German)

The Institute at the Munich Science Days 2018

Visitors to the Munich Science Days (Münchner Wissenschaftstage) from 10 to 13 November 2018 can find out more about the research of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. The Institute will be participating with an interactive booth in the Science Days, which this year will focus on "Workplaces - Ideas for a Better Future". During these four days, interested visitors will have the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in a quiz and try out tests from a scientific study on themselves from 10 am to 7 pm in the "Alte Kongresshalle". Prof. Ulrich Becker, Director at the Institute, will also give a lecture on 13 November at 2:30 pm on the topic "Chancen und Risiken von Erwerbsmigration: Was bringt ein Einwanderungsgesetz?". The lecture will be held in German.

Homepage of the Munich Science Days (in German)

Award-winning Dissertation

Dr. Stefan Stegner, a former staff member of the Institute, was awarded the Munich University Society's Doctoral Award 2018 for his thesis. Under the supervision of Prof. Ulrich Becker, Director at the MPI for Social Law and Social Policy, Stegner analyzed the transformation of German-Polish social security relations in the period from the First World War to the end of the Second World War. He combined historical archive work with social law dogmatics and political science theory. His work, entitled "Zwischen Souveränität und Ökonomie", was recently published by Nomos.

Stronger Social Protection for Workers in the 21st Century

Together with the Université Rennes 1, the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy has investigated whether the social protection systems in Europe are flexible enough to take account of changing labour market conditions and people's increasingly variable careers. The results have now been published in the book "Employment Biographies and Social Protection in Europe". Difficulties exist particularly with regard to the reintegration of older workers into working life - which is problematic given the continuing trend towards increasing working lives. The trilingual contributions (German, English and French) focus on France and Germany - two states with a conservative security model that is almost exclusively linked to the status of employment. Moreover, Norway and the Netherlands provide insights into key reform trends.

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Prof. Börsch-Supan Member of New Pension Commission

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has appointed Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, as pension expert in the new pension commission. The Commission's aim is to find ways of securing and developing pension systems in a sustainable manner from 2025 onwards, thereby laying the foundation for a new generational contract.

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