About Us

Project Description

The “Social Policy and Law Shared Database” (SPLASH) offers access to contextual data through the development of two substantive sections: Data and Policy.

More specifically, the Data section gives access to contextual quantitative indicators based on official statistics and research outcomes. In the Policy section users will gain access to standardised information about policy changes and their legal supporting documents over time; the records have been compiled from the  Population and Policy Database (PPD) and the Population Europe Resource Finder and Archive (PERFAR), which was last updated in 2016. In addition, SPLASH will provide access to quantitative and qualitative external sources complementing the contents offered by the two sections.

In terms of content, SPLASH is focused on resources covering European countries organised by the following topics:

  • Education
  • Family & Children
  • Health
  • Migration
  • Living Conditions
  • Work & Retirement

Furthermore, the website provides access to Macroeconomic and Demographic Indicators.

The main lines of development of SPLASH will focus on the fields of retirement, pension systems, and access to health and care services.

SPLASH is developed and maintained at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich.

Project Coordinator

Diana López-Falcón

Munich Center for the Economics of Aging | Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Data Section

Axel Börsch-Supan (Coordinator)

Munich Center for the Economics of Aging | Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Diana López-Falcón

Munich Center for the Economics of Aging | Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Charity Young (Research assistant)

Munich Center for the Economics of Aging | Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Funding

SPLASH has been developed with financial support of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V. in the framework of the projects “Laboratory of Population and Policy” (2008-2010) and “The Baltic Sea States Project” (2016-2021), as well as the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (2007-2017). The update of the policy database, particularly regarding educational policies, received funding from the Progress Programme of the European Union, under grant agreement n° VS/2012/0168 for the project Population Europe 2.0 (2013-2015). The update of family policies received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013), under grant agreement n° 320116 for the research project FamiliesAndSocieties (2013-2017).

Data on Migration Policies for France, Italy and Spain were generously provided in 2014 by the Collaborative SSH-FP7 project Temporary versus Permanent Migration - TEMPER (http://www.temperproject.eu) coordinated by Amparo González-Ferrer.