The Social Dimension in Selected Candidate Countries in the Balkans: Country Report on Bulgaria

by Svetla Tsolova; Teodora Noncheva; Lyuben Tomev; Dimitar Chobanov; Krassen Stanchev
December, 2007

The European Commission awarded a contract in November 2005 to a consortium composed of the TARKI Social Research Institute (Hungary), CASE, Center for Social and Economic Research (Poland) and CEPS to analyse the socio-economic developments and the process of structural reforms in what were then four candidate countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Turkey. The objective … Continued

The Social Dimension in Selected Candidate Countries in the Balkans – Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Turkey: Synthesis Report

by Robert I. Gal, Aniko Bernat, Funda Celikel, Marton Medgyesi, Wojciech Paczynski, Artur Radziwill, Istvan Gy. Toth, Mateusz Walewski, Przemyslav Wozniak, Daniel Gros
December, 2007

The European Commission awarded a contract in November 2005 to a consortium composed of the TARKI Social Research Institute (Hungary), CASE, Center for Social and Economic Research (Poland) and CEPS to analyse the socio-economic developments and the process of structural reforms in what were then four candidate countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Turkey. The objective … Continued

Healthy Life Expectancy in the EU Member States

by Ehsan Khoman, Martin Weale
July, 2007

A shift in emphasis from increasing survival to improving both the length and quality of peoples’ lives has led to a greater policy interest in the United Kingdom and in Europe as a whole in summary measures of population health. Since health expectancy is a complex, multi-faceted concept, there are consequently as many types of … Continued

Public Opinion on Pension Systems in Europe

by Béla Janky, Robert I. Gal
July, 2007

Various polls reveal that Europeans, even if aware of the looming pension crisis, generally resist pension reforms. In this research report, we show that resistance may be general but it is not uniform. People may oppose reforms but they reject different components of the reform proposals depending on their labour market position, income and age. … Continued

Health Status Transitions

by Maria M. Hofmarcher, Monika Riedel, Alexander Schnabl, Gerald Sirlinger
May, 2007

This paper was prepared as Work Package IV of the AHEAD project – Ageing, Health Status and the Determinants of Health Expenditure – which has received financing from the European Commission under the 6th Research Framework Programme. The purpose of this work package was to build up a picture of the movements in health status … Continued

Incidence of Poor Health and Long-Term Care: Health Transitions in Europe – Results from the European Community Household Panel

by Andrew Bebbington, Judith Shapiro
December, 2006

This is the final report of Work Package 3 of the AHEAD project, undertaken by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent. This Work Package has aimed at providing estimations, based on the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), of annual probabilities of transition between health states, including two states regarded … Continued