Further publications

Netzwerk (Network) 2030: Machbar-Berichte 2018, 2020 and 2021 (Doable-Reports 2018, 2020 and 2021)

Publication series on the current system to secure a subsistance level for children in Germany

The series covers four parts and looks how the German social law, the tax law and the maintenance law deal with the subsistance level for children: How is it defined and how is it calculated in the respective law? Additionally the series shows how these laws interact with each other and what the effects of these interactions are.

The series was written with the support of Heinrich Schürmann, a family law practitioners and former presiding judge at the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) Oldenburg, who reviewed the texts.

The publications are written in German language.

Leaflet: “Die Einstellung macht’s – Werbung und Privatsphäre im Internet”

Online ads are really annoying to many consumers, but they have learned to ignore banners and other traditional advertisement. So advertisers have seeked for other methods to ensure the consumers’ attraction and found it in behavioural or targeted advertisment. Thus, the consumers will only receive ads “of interest” for them and will be less bothered. But considering the amount of private information necessary for targeted advertisement, many concerns remain.
To protect ones privacy also on the internet and to safeguard children, the AGF leaflet “”Die Einstellung macht’s: Werbung und Privatsphäre im Internet” (German only) gives hints how tracking and behavioural advertisment can be banned with simple browser settings. The review focusses on the most known browsers Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari. 

Summary of FAMILYPLATFORM reports

The FAMILY PLATFORM aimed to develop a research agenda for family issues on the EU level. Correspondingly, reports were created, which include inter alia the upcoming trends in family policies and the current state of research. The AGF has summarized the reports from a German perspective.