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
Axel Börsch-Supan, Johannes Rausch:
MEA Discussion Paper
Die Kosten der doppelten Haltelinie
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Olga Chesalina, Ulrich Becker (eds.):
Die Verantwortung des Arbeitgebers für den sozialen Schutz in Russland: Rechtsvergleichende Perspektiven
Ulrich Becker, Hans-Joachim Reinhard (eds.):
Long-Term Care in Europe: A Juridical Approach
Bestand, Grundsätze, Neuordnung
Der Anspruch der Vertragsärzte auf kostendeckende Einzelleistungsvergütung
Rechtliche Gewährleistung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Rechtsdurchsetzung
Tania Abbiate, Veronica Federico:
African Federalism and Decentralization in Action:
Evidences of a Blurred Story from Kenya and South Africa
The Legality of Public Pension Reforms in Times of Financial Crisis:
The Case of Greece
Tineke Dijkhoff, Letlhokwa George Mpedi (eds.):
Recommendation on Social Protection Floors:
Basic Principles for Innovative Solutions
Wolters Kluwer, 2018.
Anmerkung zur EuGH-Entscheidung vom 25.01.2018 - C-473/16 (F/Ungarn): Antrag auf internationalen Schutz aufgrund sexueller Orientierung
In: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht, Issue 9, 2018, pp. 643-648
'Obamacare' - Die US-Gesundheitsreform im föderalen Mehrebenensystem der USA
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Mexican Government honours Dr. Diana López-Falcón
Dr. Diana López-Falcón, scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, receives the "Distinguished Mexican Award" by her home country Mexico for her outstanding professional achievements. With this prize, a specially coined silver medal, the Mexican government honors the commitment of compatriots living abroad. It is awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with other institutions such as the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) and the National Institute for Women (INMUJERES).
Federal Research Minister Karliczek visits Institute
Federal Minister Anja Karliczek and the Bavarian Minister of State for Science and the Arts, Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle, visited the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich to find out about SHARE, a Europe-wide research project investigating the effects of demographic change. In this context, the Research Minister discussed with Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, one of the two directors of the Institute, the topics of old-age provision, insurances and the future of ageing and work, which are the subject of research at the MPI.
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Diversity in Science
The Fellow Group of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, together with the Chairs of Sociology of Diversity at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and at the Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, organized a workshop on the topic "Diversity in Science: Foundations, Research and Implementation". Numerous existing and planned research projects were discussed and examined for diversity aspects with the help of various scientific disciplines (including law, political science and anthropology).
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.
The Institute mourns the loss of Prof. Baron von Maydell
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Baron von Maydell passed away after an eventful, fulfilled and highly successful academic life. In 1992 he was appointed Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and Director of the Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, then known as the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, which he managed until his retirement in 2002. Bernd von Maydell remained connected to the Institute for many years afterwards through an intensive scientific and personal exchange. During his career he has not only helped to shape German, European and international social law, but has also made his knowledge available to governments and national and international organisations. Maydell's manifold activities were also supported by the concern to contribute to socio-political progress through social law.
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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Reducing the burden of spousal caregivers
In order to counteract the rising costs of ageing populations, trends towards deinstitutionalisation, privatisation and marketisation of formal care can be observed in many countries. Yet, the results of a new study by Melanie Wagner, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, and Martina Brandt suggest that the opposite would be a far more beneficial strategy. Investing in the provision of easily accessible formal care resources is crucial for the well-being of particularly spousal caregivers who bear the main burden. The researchers used data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) that is coordinated at the Institute.