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In various projects, scientists investigate legal, political and economic issues.

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13.10.2022 The Institute

The Institute Mourns the Death of Board of Trustees Member Dr. Joachim Lemppenau

With Dr. Joachim Lemppenau, who passed away at the end of September 2022 at the age of 80, the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy lost a very committed and valued member of its Board of Trustees. Equally interested in socio-legal...

20.07.2022 Sozialpolitik (MEA) EN

Podcast: Does intra-European migration pay off?

In his research, MEA scientist Dr. Stefan Gruber focuses on individuals who have migrated to another European country in the course of their lives. How does migration affect their well-being and economic situation? And how can these factors be...

08.07.2022 Sozialrecht EN

COVID-19 Crisis Increases Pressure on Social Protection Systems Worldwide

Government measures against the coronavirus, in particular nationwide lockdowns, have at times suspended the mechanisms of the market economy. Through no fault of their own, many people found themselves without work or income overnight. A research...

14.03.2022 Sozialpolitik (MEA) EN

SHARE Data Release 8.0.0 is now available!

Data from the second SHARE Corona Survey are now available. The second SHARE Corona Survey re-interviewed respondents of the first SHARE Corona Survey enabling to study changes between the start of the pandemic and the situation one year later in a...

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Latest Publications

Franz Ruland, Ulrich Becker, Peter Axer Sozialrechtshandbuch (SRH)
Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2022.
Simone M. Schneider Illusion der Gleichheit. Über die Perzeption sozialer Ungleichheit
In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ), Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 2022.
Axel Börsch-Supan, Christian Hunkler, Matthias Weiss Big Data at Work: Age and Labor Productivity in the Service Sector
In: The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 2021.

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Visualising the Institutional Structure of Old Age Security

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Internet / 11.10.2022 Institute
Večer Andreja Bogataj Legal sciences
Internet / 10.10.2022 Institute
RTV SLO Andreja Bogataj Legal sciences
Internet / 25.06.2022 Social Policy
SWR2 Prof. Dr. h.c. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph. D. Pension
Internet / 17.06.2022 Social Policy
BR Prof. Dr. h.c. Axel Börsch-Supan, Ph. D. Pension