Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Societal Impact Stories

We have selected various research projects to explain how social science research can lead to societal impact. More stories will follow.

  • Thesis cover Oana Druta

    Housing - Intergenerational Inequalities

    Inequities have been growing deeper between generations in recent years. The more obvious reasons for this have been the flexibilization of employment conditions for younger people and the reduction of welfare state support. More recently ...

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  • People protesting

    Conflicts in public life - Mediation

    Conflicts are part of public life. Citizens often find themselves in conflict with each other and with government on questions like where to put a new road, how to interpret the details of new regulations, or how to allocate scarce resources. ...

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  • Observing family eating habits

    Overweight - everyday social life

    Overweight and obesity form a serious threat to public health in the Netherlands and across the world. In Amsterdam over 18,5% of all children – particularly ones from already disadvantaged families – are overweight or obese, increasing their ...

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  • Effects of climate change in India-flooded streets

    Climate change- empowering developing countries in the climate debate

    The significant impacts of climate change are affecting people around the globe. It is disrupting national economies and communities and affecting lives today, and will do so even more tomorrow. The poorest and most vulnerable countries and ...

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  • Holot Isreal

    Deportation regimes – informing the politicised debate

    In the Netherlands, the number of illegalised migrants is estimated between 70,000 and 150,000. Around 10,000 people are repatriated each year, either via ‘voluntary return’ programmes or by means of forceful removal. The Dutch state has put ...

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