Martin Hofmann

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The German statutory health-care system is based on the principle of solidarity and thus it is committed to the objective of 'equal chances'. From an economic perspective it is also important to emphasise that scarcity of resources continuously pushes the services towards cost control and towards increasing cost-effect-iveness. There could be conflicts(More)
Max Weber attributed the higher economic prosperity of Protestant regions to a Protestant work ethic. We provide an alternative theory: Protestant economies prospered because instruction in reading the Bible generated the human capital crucial to economic prosperity. We test the theory using county-level data from late-nineteenth-century Prussia, exploiting(More)
— The students of the university of teacher education St.Gallen (PHSG, Switzerland) document aspects of their learning process affiliated with their first experiences in a practical training class during their first academic year linked with an E-Portfolio (Weblog). The first presented study reports findings (n= 129; questionnaire; Man Withney U-Tests;(More)
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