by Rudy Douven, Ron van der Heijden (October, 2017)
In health care systems with a competitive health insurance market, governments or other sponsors (e.g. employers) often subsidize premiums to encourage enrolment. These subsidies are typically independent of plan choice leaving the absolute premium differences in place so as not to distort consumer choice of plan. Such subsidies do, however, change the relative premium differences across plans, which, according to theories from behavioral economics, can affect choice.
by Paul Redmond , Seamus McGuinness , Elish Kelly (October, 2017)
This study examines whether the increase in the contributory state pension age from 65 to 66 in 2014 had an impact on the retirement rate of 65-year-olds in that same year.
by Bernadette Biatour, Chantal Kegels (October, 2017)
The objective of the report is to provide an overview of the main drivers of economic growth and the productivity evolution in Belgium, in comparison with its three neighbouring countries and the US over 1970 and 2015. Recent evolutions, over 2000-2015, are analysed in details in order to shed light on the impact of the great recession. The growth accounting methodology is applied to explain labour productivity growth for the total economy, manufacturing and market services.
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Time and place: 9/11/2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The European Social Survey (ESS) is a pan-European research infrastructure providing freely accessible data for academics, policymakers, civil society and the wider public. The ESS survey, conducted every two years, aims to measure social attitudes and behavior. In addition to the survey, the ESS European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) provides direct and virtual training programmes and offers … Continued
Annual Geary Lecture – Precarious Lives: Insecurity, Exclusion and Well-Being in Advanced Capitalist Democracies
Time and place: 16/11/2017 in Dublin, Ireland
Speaker: Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The ESRI’s annual Geary Lecture will be held on 16 November. It will be delivered by Arne L. Kalleberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Precarious Lives: Insecurity, Exclusion and Well-Being in Advanced Capitalist Democracies Precarious work (i.e., work that is insecure and uncertain, often … Continued
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