Are there bases for evidence-based health
policy in Switzerland? Factors influencing the
extent of evaluation activity in health policy in
the Swiss cantons
This paper aims at explaining the extent of evaluation activity in Swiss cantonal health policy. It
is a quantitative analysis of determinants that promote evaluation. For the first time, it draws
together data on the frequency of health policy evaluations in the Swiss cantons, shows the
results of bi- and multivariate analysis and interprets them based on policy analysis
‘Allah allows and commands a man to have more than one wife. Who am I to say that it is out of the question, just because some hypocrites who prefer whoring around tell me it is not okay?’ (Steffi) 1
The discrepancy between the common ideas about romantic long-term relationships in Switzerland and pious Salafis’ 2 concepts of marriage arrangements is reflected in this quotation by a Swiss convert, Steffi. When Steffi addresses Swiss traditions of monogamy as hypocrisy, she considers that, although monogamous arrangements are the only legally
The context: asylum, migration and social work
According to Amnesty International (2021) , an asylum seeker is someone ‘who has left their country and is seeking protection from persecution and serious human rights violations in another country, but who hasn’t yet been legally recognized as a refugee and is waiting to receive a decision on their asylum claim’. A common ground in the Irish and the Swiss asylum process is the Dublin procedure. The Dublin III Regulation 1 provides the legal basis for determining which state will examine an
For Switzerland, two lines of discourse can be roughly reconstructed in the field of errors and mistakes: a historically oriented discourse on abusive practices of child removals and placements and a contemporary oriented discourse on fatal cases in child protection in the context of a new organisation of authorities. What both lines have in common is that they have not (yet) led to an explicit debate on errors and mistakes in Switzerland.
The chapter begins with a short introduction to the Swiss child protection system and then summarises
. 227). UNICEF (2017) describes growing up in German camps as ‘childhood in waiting’. A study by World Vision and the Hoffnungsträger Foundation (2016) showed that because of unregulated structures, cramped living conditions and restrictions of privacy, camps were ‘unsuitable places for children to stay’ (p. 49). In Switzerland, infants, toddlers, children and young adults, together with their parent(s) or adult siblings, live from several months to several years in communal accommodations/camps before they may rent apartments. Waiting and uncertainty are the main
governance challenges. It then presents the development of important global water-related agreements in the last 30 years, and how they considered these three challenges, and then discusses in more detail how the water SDG 6 interacts with the climate SDG 13. The third part of the chapter presents three case illustrations in mountain regions in Bolivia, Ecuador and Switzerland, and thereby complements the literature on water governance that has, for example, strongly focused on the cases of the Murray–Darling ( Connell and Grafton, 2011 ) or the Mekong ( Waibel et al
We studied career development over a period of 36 years (from adolescence to midlife) in Switzerland.
Six plausible occupational career patterns supporting a linear model were found for both genders.
In women’s career patterns, considerable stability can be observed, while men show more upward mobility.
Patterns of upward mobility are related to objective and subjective career success.
Individuals increasingly change jobs and occupations several times during their lifetimes ( Sheldon, 2005 ; OECD, 2018 ). However, it
Policy analysis in the German-speaking
countries: common traditions,
different cultures, in Germany, Austria
nils C. Bandelow, Fritz Sager and Peter Biegelbauer
Policy research has developed several perspectives, with scholars influenced by
international developments in the discipline as well as their own respective political
environment. To cover the global view, it is common practice to trace back recent
research to the founding fathers of the discipline, with their competing ontological,
et al, 2001 ) and caregivers ( McIntosh and Rosselli, 2012 ). However, not all women living with HIV fit into these categories.
In Switzerland, which is characterised by a liberal model of public health, approximately 20,000 people are living with HIV. Women make up a quarter of this population. While men are mainly infected through sexual relations with other men, women are mostly (70 per cent) infected through heterosexual intercourse ( FOPH, 2018b ). The key HIV populations defined by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) are: homosexual men and men