WSF Newsletter #5/2016

Dear <<Full Name>>,

the WSF newsletter keeps you up to date with all the news from the WSF research network, recent and upcoming events and publications.
This month's newsletter will inform you about past and upcoming conferences.

We hope you enjoy the read!

Your WSF Coordination Office

Young WSF Researchers at 3rd Annual ESS Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland - Voices of the Up-and Coming

by Tamara Popic (HEALTHDOX)

The 3rd annual ESS conference, held in Lausanne from 13 to 15 of July, hosted 170 ESS data users from all around the world. Organized by the European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC) and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), the conference featured an abstract book and a blog, as an occasion for researchers to showcase their work. For the WSF researchers, the ESS conference  provided a great opportunity to meet one another and exchange their research expereinces and ideas. Here are some of their reactions to the conference experience:

 Ave Roots, HEALTHDOX postdoc from University of Tartu, Estonia
"The ESS conference was a great opportunity to meet researchers from similar fields and make contacts with them. It was also great to get feedback and good advice to my own research. It was a great opportunity to meet again other Healthdox people and get to know people from other Norface projects."

Tamara Popic and Simone Schneider, HEALTHDOX postdocs from the University of Lisbon, Portugal,  and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
"The ESS conference was a great chance to present the first piece of our work on institutions and healthcare attitudes. We also had a great opportunity to meet the other NORFACE researchers from the HiNews and the MIFARE project and exchange our research and project experiences. The conference dinner at the Lausanne Olympic Museum made it feel all more international and team-spirited!"
Troels Hedegaard, MIFARE postdoc from the University of Aalborg, Denmark
"The European Social Survey conference in Lausanne gave us a great opportunity to present the MIFARE project and data from it. Generally we got both  constructive feedback and ideas for a new article, so overall this was a success."
Verena Seibel, MIFARE postdoc from the University of Konstanz, Germany
"At the ESS conference in Lausanne, my colleague Troels Hedegaard (Post Doc at Aalborg University, Denmark) and I  presented first results of the MIFARE project, regarding migrants' attitudes towards public childcare. We received very valuable feedback and the overall resonance towards the MIFARE project was very positive!"

Upcoming Events


24-26 August
2016 EGPA Annual Conference Utrecht

WSF Researcher at EGPA

25th August 11.00-13.00
Session 3

Ulrika Winblad (HEALTHDOX), Paula Blomqvist (HEALTHDOX) and Linn Kullberg
Competition, Choice and Geographical Equity in Rural Health Care in Sweden.

1-3 September 2016
ESPAnet Conference Rotterdam 2016
Re-inventing the Welfare State? Pathways to Sustainability, Equality and Inclusion in European Welfare States

WSF Researchers at EPSAnet
Info with Date, Time, Session and Room number at

4-7 September 2016
4th International Long-Term Care Policy Network Conference

WSF Researchers at ILPN
6th September, 14:50 - 16:20
Stream D, Session ASCOT

Ismo Linnosmaa, Birgit Trukeschitz
Translation and cross-cultural validation of ASCOT instruments into German and Finnish.

Julien Forder
The impact of community-based long-term care on quality of life: A production function approach.

Juliette Malley, Stacey Rand
Exploring the feasibility and validity of a pragmatic approach to estimating the impact of long-term care.

Laurie Batchelder
How do people make decisions about `best’ and `worst’ quality of life states? A qualitative exploration of best-worst scaling responses to the ASCOT measure of care-related quality of life.


4-6 October 2016
WSF Thematic Workshop on "Health Politics, Health Policy, and Health Inequalities"
Mannheim, Germany
Organization: Claus Wendt (HiNEWS)

February 22-24, 2017
WSF Thematic Workshop on "Welfare State Attitudes"
Gothenburg, Sweden
Organization: Wim van Oorschot (WelfSOC Partner), Maria Oskarsson and Björn Rönnerstrand (HEALTHDOX)

March 16-17 2017
WSF Thematic Workshop on "Migration and Welfare"
The Hague, The Netherlands
Organization: Helga de Valk (MobileWelfare)

August 12-16, 2017
WSF Thematic Workshop/Summer School on "The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy"
Groningen, The Netherlands
Oragnization: Mónica López López (HESTIA), Lennart Nygren (FACSK)

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