Economy Site development / sustainable construction

Social security and public health

The social security system is faced with considerable challenges today as a result of demographic and societal change, new constellations of risk factors and the increasing costs of the benefits systems. To some extent, these factors call into question whether the current state frameworks and institutions are fit for purpose. econcept is playing its part in ensuring that the health and social care systems in Switzerland are developed in ways that are sustainable in the long term. Our main areas of focus are on assessing the design and effectiveness of state social security and means-tested benefits systems, occupational and social integration measures, family and youth support, disability and equality and the evaluation and management of the healthcare system.

We analyse and evaluate the implementation, impact and incentives of the various social benefits, both individually and in terms of how they work together. A particular focus is on social welfare and cantonal means-tested benefits such as alimony advances, family allowance, premium reductions and scholarships.

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Reference project: Social benefits system

Integrale Analyse des Sozial- und Steuersystems im Kanton Graubünden

Im Rahmen einer integralen Analyse des Sozial- und Steuersystems im Kanton Graubünden wurde die koordinierte Wirkung der kantonalen Bedarfsleistungssysteme vertieft untersucht.

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Stephanie Bade

Economics, statistics, econometrics, cost-benefit analysis, regulation, behavioural economics

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  • Social security and public health

    Freie Wahl der Pensionskasse - Machbarkeitsstudie

    Evaluation ausländischer Modelle mit freier Pensionskassenwahl und Analyse der Machbarkeit sowie der Vor- und Nachteile einer freien Pensionskassenwahl in der Schweiz.

  • Social security and public health

    Instrumentarium der NFA bei Pro Senectute

    Zusammen mit FachexpertInnen der Gemeinswesenarbeit der Pro Senectute Organisationen sowie von Pro Senectute Schweiz hat econcept die Anwendbarkeit der Methoden zielorientierter Leistungserbringung aus der NFA auf die Arbeiten von Pro Senectute untersucht

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We analyse the provision that is available across the board and the balance between supply and demand in the health and social care system. We also help institutions involved in nursing, health and care of the disabled and the elderly to develop efficient measures targeted at specific groups. In addition, we provide advice on the creation of management tools and practical instruments and lay the groundwork for refining these with our evaluations.

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  • Social security and public health

    Beratung Selbstevaluation «Girl Friday»

    econcept unterstützte den Verein Girl Friday bei der Selbstevaluation seines Angebots «Girl Friday», welches das Ziel verfolgt, jungen Frauen den Übergang vom Studium zum Berufsleben zu erleichtern.

  • Evaluation, Social security and public health

    Ethische Probleme des Medizintourismus

    Das Konsortium von econcept, Ethik-Zentrum und Kompetenzzentrum MER der Universität Zürich und Brauer&Strub untersuchte ethische, rechtliche und sozialwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen, die sich mit dem Medizintourismus in der Schweiz ergeben.

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We offer tailor-made evaluations and analyses of social statistical data – from data collected by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (BFS) to case management data to data we have collected ourselves. We also develop conceptual bases and indicators for monitoring and targeted management systems and produce models and data-based testing tools.

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Reference project: Statistical analysis and monitoring

Konzept für ein nationales Armutsmonitoring

Im Rahmen des Nationalen Programm zur Prävention und Bekämpfung von Armut werden Möglichkeiten eines schweizweiten Monitorings von Armut und Armutsbekämpfung vertieft geprüft.

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We provide support throughout the process of developing legal and control mechanisms and instruments, advising those responsible on the opportunities and risks of different approaches, ensuring that stakeholders are involved productively, and, on the basis of our evaluations, highlighting areas of weakness.

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  • Social security and public health, Strategy / process / dialogue

    Alterskonzept Alpnach

    econcept unterstützte die Gemeinde Alpnach bei der partizipativen Erarbeitung eines kommunalen Altersleitbilds.

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