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.