For the second time the MEPYSO-Team will meet at the 18thof January 2019 with the members of the interdisciplinary Advisory Group. The internal meeting will be held at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Bonn.
Nadine Reibling and Philipp Linden participated in the workshop “Unemployment and welfare dynamics” in November 2018. The international conference dealt mainly with the following questions:
- How long do individuals remain unemployed and which paths through welfare can be identified?
- Which institutional, economic or individual factors influence the length and duration of unemployed episodes?
- Under what circumstances do the long-term unemployed eave welfare state dependencies and what is the role of atypical or low-paid employment?
- How does welfare state dependence change over time and under different economic conditions?
The two researchers presented results from a quantitative longitudinal analysis on the topic “Medicalization as alternative path through welfare? Determinants of the transition from unemployment to a medical leave status in the German social policy system” and received positive and constructive feedback.
In a next step, the theoretical foundations and results of the empirical analyses shall lead to a publication in 2019.