Chair of ISS: Work, Care & Welfare



The chair offers the research programme Social Policy, Interventions and Integration (SOPINS). This programme focuses on social policy and the analysis of care and welfare in the public and private domains, especially from the perspective of social participation and integration.

The programme has three main themes:

  • the effect of social changes and changes in individual lifestyles on participation and integration in work, care and welfare;
  • social policy and the management of social policy implementation;
  • how social interventions are formulated, applied by professionals in practice and how they influence lifestyle, life course, participation in the labour market and care relationships.

The department is involved in the following programmes:


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