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Duarte N. Leite, Óscar Afonso, Sandra T. Silva:
A Tale of two Countries: Directed Technical Change, Trade and Migratory Movements
Elsevier, 2019

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Kangnikoé Bado:
Good governance as a precondition for subsidiarity: human rights litigation in Nigeria and ECOWAS
Taylor & Francis, 2019

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Natalie Waldenburger
Unterstützte Beschäftigung nach § 55 SGB IX
Eine sozial- und arbeitsrechtliche Untersuchung des zukunftsweisenden Teilhabeinstruments und zugleich kritische Normanalyse
Nomos, 2019

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Teodora Mariova Petrova
The Twofold Approach to Children’s Freedom of Movement Rights Under European Law:
Can ‘Children’s Equilibrium’ Guide the Interpretation of the Post-Brexit Rights of UK Children Residing in the EU?
In: Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy Vol 14 (2018), pp. 99-133

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Laura Neumann
Die externe Qualitätssicherung im Krankenhausrecht
Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Patientenschutz, Trägerinteressen, Zielen der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung und staatlicher Regulierung
Nomos, 2019

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Elisabeth Wacker, Ulrich Becker, Katharina Crepaz (Eds.)
Refugees and Forced Migrants in Africa and the EU:
Comparative and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions
SpringerVS, 2019

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Annemarie Aumann
Arbeitsunfall 4.0:
Die Abgrenzung privater und beruflicher Risikosphären in der modernen Arbeitswelt
Nomos, 2019

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Tamara Popic, Simone Schneider, Maria Asensio
Public Opinion on Healthcare in the Context of Economic Crisis: Evidence from Portugal
Cambridge University Press, 2018

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ZIAS – Issue 1, Volume 32, 2018, pages 1-96
Ulrich Becker: Rolf Birk zum 80. Geburtstag
Gabriela Mendizábal Bermúdez: Labour Inspection as the Authority that Contributes to the Enforcement of Worker's Rights - Comparative Law in 5 Latin American Countries
Letlhokwa George Mpedi, Theophilus Edwin Coleman: The Role of the Public Authorities and Penal Law in the Enforcement of Employees' Rights: Perspectives from South Africa and Southern Africa
Hajime Wada: Japan's System for Enforcing Workers' Rights, with a Focus on Judicial Remedy
Dimitrios Sideris: Das Recht der leitenden Angestellten im griechischen Arbeitsrecht
Ulrich Becker: Zum Gedenken an Robert Rebhahn

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Hendrik Jürges, Thomas Kopetsch:
MEA Discussion Paper
Prenatal Exposure to the German Food Crisis 1944-1948 and Health after 65 Years

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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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25 March 2019, 19 – 21

Max Planck Forum on Europe

Überschätztes Recht: Lösen neue Gesetze praktische Probleme im Migrationsbereich?

Joachim Herrmann (Bavarian Minister of the Interior)
Dr. Thomas Böhle (County Administrative Officer of Munich)
Dr. Constantin Hruschka (MPI for Social Law and Social Policy)

Venue: Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Mars-Venus-Saal, Prinzregentenstraße 3, Munich

Admission is free. Registration at
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Call for Papers of the Society for Comparative Law

Advanced students and young academics under 30 are invited to submit essays on the topic of "equality" to the Society for Comparative Law. The best papers will be awarded at the 37th Conference on Comparative Law in cooperation with the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) Germany. The paper can be written in German or English. The closing date for entries is 31 March 2019.

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Joint SHARE User Conference & Budapest Pension Seminar

'Understanding Ageing Societies' is the theme of the 6th User Concerence of the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) that is coordinated at the Institute. The conference will be held jointly with the Budapest Pension Seminar in Budapest, Hungary, on 19-20 September 2019. Researchers are invited to submit papers using SHARE data on all research areas covered, ranging from Health, to Work and Retirement, Pensions, Income and Wealth, Health Care, Family and Social Networks, to Survey Methodology. Of particular interest are contributions that make use of the longitudinal dimension of the SHARE data, combine SHARE data with data from an associated study (ELSA, HRS, JSTAR, CHARLS, etc.), or highlight recent findings of SHARE.

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Award-winning Dissertation on Inclusion

For her dissertation, Dr. Isabella Bertmann, former doctoral student at the Institute, received the Bavarian "Kulturpreis". The award is presented by Bayern AG and the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art for outstanding artistic and scientific achievements. For her doctoral thesis entitled "Taking Well-Being and Quality of Life for Granted?", Bertmann conducted a field study on social security and inclusion of people with disabilities in South Africa. On the basis of qualitative interviews with those affected as well as with local experts in the fields of disability and social policy, her work provides insight into the current discourse on inclusive social protection systems.

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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)

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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