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“People across countries are very positive towards the healthcare sector, but are not necessarily that inclined to give money to the unemployed. Why do people generally prefer helping the ill and not the unemployed?” This is the question posed by two professors in political science, Carsten Jensen (photo) and Michael Bang Petersen, from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University

2016.05.26 | Research news

Why everyone wants to help the sick - but not the unemployed

New research from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

Professor John McGrath from the University of Queensland

2016.05.20 | News type, Aarhus BSS, Research news

International collaboration to consolidate Denmark’s leading position

A DKK 30 million Niels Bohr Professorship enables the National Centre for Register-based Research to extend its collaboration with one of the world’s leading researchers in schizophrenia.

Aarhus BSS is establishing the Centre for Quality of Life together with Aarhus Municipality. Photo: Aarhus Municipality

2016.05.04 | Aarhus BSS

New centre in Aarhus Municipality established in collaboration with Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS is establishing the Centre for Quality of Life together with Aarhus Municipality and is looking for psychologists who want to contribute to developing the centre.

2016.06.06 | Aarhus BSS

Where is the limit? Great uncertainty about the use of force against children

Quiz: In a school, two teachers are restraining an agitated boy, and they tape his mouth shut to get him to calm down. Somewhere else, a father is pulling the arm of his son who has been diagnosed with ADHD to get him to leave a public swimming bath which is about to close. Who, according to the legal system, is breaking the law? The answer will…

2016.04.28 | Events

The Road to Productivity: Hire a Foreigner!

At Danish companies the presence of foreign staff is often associated with higher productivity and profitability, growing internationalisation and exports, as well as improved innovative capabilities. That’s according to Philipp Schröder, a professor of economics at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University’s business school.

2016.04.28 | Research news

Changing the world, one fridge at a time: Food waste, and what to do about it

To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge – this is one of the messages contained in an article published in the most recent issue of the authoritative academic journal Science. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing worlds, and the sum of individual consumer´s actions can have major…

2016.04.14 | Research news

Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers

Researchers from Aarhus BSS have developed the treatment programme Impulsive Lifestyle Counselling, which helps substance abusers who also suffer from impulsive and criminal behaviour.

2016.04.08 | Research news

Trust may explain the good state of Danish economy and the country’s successful welfare society

Trust plays an important role in Denmark’s welfare society. This society is founded on our very belief that our fellow citizens do not cheat their way out of working or paying taxes, and that the authorities administer our taxes successfully.

2016.03.31 | Research news

The survival of the fittest: Aarhus BSS looks at Danish entrepreneurs

About 30,000 new enterprises are established in Denmark annually, but after just three to five years, more than half have disappeared, and of those remaining, the vast majority fails to grow significantly beyond their original moderate size. Why is this? A new research report from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, focuses on some of the factors…

Professor emeritus Jørgen Dalberg-Larsen, the Department of Law.

2016.03.30 | Staff

OBITUARY: EMERITUS PROFESSOR JØRGEN DALBERG-LARSEN

Emeritus professor at the Department of Law Jørgen Dalberg-Larsen died peacefully on 20 March 2016 after a short illness. He was 75 years old.

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