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The authors are grateful to Christopher Engelmann and Robyn Wiesener for indispensable research assistance and secretarial support. Special thanks are due to PES officials, managers and other experts who kindly gave their time for interviews, responding to our questionnaire, or who provided background information, and to Ronald van Bekkum at the European(More)
Possible adverse health effects due to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cellular phones and base stations present a major public health issue across Europe. Because scientists cannot exclude that EMFs may cause health problems, the application of the precautionary principle is debated heavily. By considering precautionary measures, political decision(More)
The new " Customer Centre " model for German public employment offices leads to more systematic work procedures and increases the quality of services. However, the new organisational model will not be sufficient to transform the Federal Employment Agency (BA) into a modern service organisation. One problem is that the minimum optimal size of the " Customer(More)
BACKGROUND The suntanning industry has grown up over the last decade in Europe, mainly because tanned skin is considered socially desirable and attractive. Because of the potential negative impact of artificial tanning on public health, this study was to investigate tanning bed use behaviour, UV related risk perception and beliefs about tanning in the(More)
The ongoing 1000 brains study (1000BRAINS) is an epidemiological and neuroscientific investigation of structural and functional variability in the human brain during aging. The two recruitment sources are the 10-year follow-up cohort of the German Heinz Nixdorf Recall (HNR) Study, and the HNR MultiGeneration Study cohort, which comprises spouses and(More)
Zusammenfassung Die vorliegende Studie entwickelt einen analytischen Bezugsrahmen für eine idealtypische Evaluierung der Arbeitsmarktpolitik. Zur Illustration dient das Arbeitsmarktpolitische Rahmenprogramm der Berliner Landesregierung. Dabei standen die vom Europäischen Sozialfonds kofinanzierten Qualifizierungsprogramme im Vordergrund. In einem(More)