Experts say the commuter allowance increases income inequality in Germany and contributes to higher pollution. But, as Konstanz researchers show in a recent study, the public perceives the effects differently. Informing individuals about the true effects increases support for policy reforms that would be better for the environment and social inclusion.
Ines Mergel from the University of Konstanz and David Eaves from University College London (UCL) have been named Schmidt Futures Innovation Fellows for their project "Teaching Public Service in the Digital Age". The open access syllabus provides materials designed to teach required digital skills to students in public affairs master's programmes.
About 18,000 physicians from Cuba came to Brazil between 2013 and 2018 during the "More Doctors for Brazil" project. The programme aimed at alleviating the public health emergency, however, initially met with surprising resistance, as Konstanz anthropologist Maria Lidola observed in Rio de Janeiro.