ESPAnet doctoral workshop on ’Health Impacts of Social Policy’ 25-26 September 2015

The ESPAnet doctoral workshop on ’Health Impacts of Social Policy’, Stockholm 25-26 September 2015

Social policies affect living conditions in different ways. Whereas effects of social policy are typically assessed in terms of income and work status of individuals, welfare states also have important consequences for health, both at individual and population levels. Not only health care is of relevance, but also the ways in which countries have organized their cash benefit programs, such as social insurance, social assistance and family benefits.

The purpose of this workshop is to address health impacts of social policy by discussing the role of both cash and care. The target group is PhD students from various disciplines and at different stages in their education. We will allow for a maximum of 20 participants. The workshop provides possibilities for PhD students to present their work and to discuss their research with colleagues and experienced researchers.

Papers should address the main theme of the doctoral workshop. Although comparative and cross-national studies are particularly welcome, single country analyses may also be presented. In particular, we encourage studies that investigate the nexus of cash and care, either qualitatively or quantitatively.


There are short plenary lectures/presentations by senior scholars and parallel paper sessions by PhD students. Plenary lectures are held by Professor Jason Beckfield (Harvard University), Professor Johan Fritzell (Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University), Professor Olle Lundberg (Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University), Professor Kenneth Nelson (Stockholm University), Professor Joakim Palme (Uppsala University) and Professor Claus Wendt (University of Siegen).


Students are expected to cover travel and accommodation costs. Lunches and one workshop dinner are kindly offered to all participants. Certificate of acceptance is provided upon request.


Participants are selected based on relevance, originality and quality of their research.
Applications should include a title and an abstract (up to 600 words), and a short CV (maximum two pages). Applications are sent to
Extended deadline for applications was 15 May 2015.
Successful applicants will be notified by 15 April 2015.
Final papers should be submitted by 30 August 2015.