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PhD position at SOFI / Stockholm University Sociology department ––– On career interruptions due to further education and training

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The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) and the department of sociology at Stockholm University have an PhD position relevant for students interested in social policy research. The PhD position is part of the research programme “Sustainable synergies”. The aim of the programme is to study how the welfare system can be developed to support a …

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Social policy and crises – multiple perspectives ESPAnet Germany doctoral workshop, 16 & 17 March 2023 at WZB Berlin, Germany


European welfare states are at the center of various crises. In contrast to earlier decades, current crises are often not crises of the welfare state, but rather exogenous developments that affect social policy making and/or need to be addressed by social policy measures. These developments include longer-term political, demographic and macroeconomic trends, e.g. party system …

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JESP/ESPAnet Doctoral Researcher Prize 2022 submission deadline extended

The Journal of European Social Policy (JESP) and the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) are offering a prize to the best paper by a doctoral researcher presented at any of the ESPAnet conferences, workshops or seminars in 2020 or 2021. The prize-winning paper is provided with high-profile opportunity of publication in JESP, and the winner also receives 1 year’s free subscription to the …

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PhD Position at WZB: Doctoral Researcher in the “Varieties of Reproduction Regimes” research group

For the Research Group “Varieties of Reproduction Regimes” (headed by Dr. Hannah Zagel) the WZB Berlin Social Science Center invites applications for the fixed-term position as a Doctoral Researcher (f/m/x) from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025 with the possibility of extension for a further year (subject to funding) at 65% of the regular …

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PhD Opportunity: Changing Public Attitudes to Inequality, Poverty and Redistribution

This studentship aims to advance understanding of trends in social attitudes towards poverty and inequality in Britain by undertaking secondary analysis of existing datasets derived from the British and Scottish Social Attitudes surveys. It will be supervised jointly by Dr Christopher Deeming and Professor Sir John Curtice at the University of Strathclyde and the placement …

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Nordic ESPAnet workshop for doctoral students: Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Sustainability – The changing landscape of welfare in the Nordic countries

Call for abstracts/papers Ongoing changes in the Nordic welfare states call for new understanding of social citizenship and solidarity among citizens, communities and societies, as well as social and citizens groups. The Nordic countries are faced with unprecedented structural transformations in the labour market under the fourth industrial revolution (digitalisation, robotisation, automatisation) and stronger global …

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