Announcement: MEPYSO at the FIS-Forum at October 9th in Berlin

All members of the MEPYSO-Team will participate in the FIS-Forum. At this year’s forum of the Fördernetzwerks Interdisziplinäre Sozialpolitikforschung all funded projects and endowed professorships are invited by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to present their ongoing research. The MEYPSO-Team will give an update on the project in a poster presentation. Furthermore, Nadine Reibling is going to present new results in her talk entitled “Unemployed and sick?! Perspectives on the medicalization of unemployment in Germany and other advanced, industrialized countries”.

MEPYSO at the ISA World Congress „ Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities” from July 15th to 21st in Toronto

At the ISA World Congress, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Mareike Ariaans presented first results on the medicalisation and psychologization of unemployment in German parliamentary debates in the Session „The Medicalisation of Social Problems: The Role of States and Markets“.

The ISA World Congress takes place every four years and connects sociologists of different disciplines and from all over the world, in order to talk about their recent work and exchange views on current sociological developments and topics.


MEPYSO at the annual meeting of the social policy section of the German sociological association (DGS) „Firm but fair? Inequality and the welfare state“ at April 26-27 in Cologne

At the annual meeting of the social policy section, which took place at the Thyssen Foundation in Cologne, Philipp Linden and Nadine Reibling presented first results on the question how the medicalization of unemployed persons affects stigma using data from the IAB Panel Study Labour Market (PASS).

Furthermore, Stephan Krayter presented a poster on the increasing scientific discourse on the issue of poverty since 1990. A psychologization of poverty is indicated by the increasing share of publications from psychology and psychiatry.

At the two-day conference topical questions of the welfare state and social inequalities were discussed among social policy researchers, politicians, and practitioners.