Sepahniya, Samin

Sepahniya, Samin


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  • Publikation
    Exploring online health information seeking and sharing among older adults: a mini-review about acceptance, potentials, and barriers
    (Frontiers Research Foundation, 2024) Bachofner, Yves; Seifert, Alexander; Sepahniya, Samin; Fabian, Carlo [in: Frontiers in Digital Health]
    Online health information seeking (OHIS) is understood by health care, health promotion, and disease prevention experts as a resource for healthy aging. It is particularly relevant for older adults since this population can benefit significantly from the accessibility and convenience of online health platforms and health information. Nevertheless, empirical findings regarding the acceptance, potentials, and barriers of OHIS among older adults are limited. This mini-review aims to explore the level of acceptance of OHIS, including passive reading of information and active interactions with peers, among the older population. Furthermore, it examines the potentials and barriers associated with such practices. The findings ultimately emphasize the evolving landscape of internet health information exploration among older adults and the potential advantages and challenges that may arise, especially in the context of active interactions with peers.
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
  • Publikation
    Weathering the storm together: Does unemployment insurance help couples avoid divorce?
    (SAGE, 2022) Kessler, Dorian; Hevenstone, Debora; Vandecasteele, Leen; Sepahniya, Samin [in: Journal of European Social Policy]
    This study examines whether unemployment insurance benefit generosity impacts divorce, drawing on full population administrative data and a Swiss reform that reduced unemployment insurance maximum benefit duration. We assess the effect of the reform by comparing the pre- to the post-reform change in divorce rates among unemployed individuals who were affected by the reform with the change in divorce rates among a statistically balanced group of unemployed individuals who was not affected by the reform. Difference-indifferences estimates suggest that the reform caused a 2.8 percentage point increase in divorce (a 25% increase). Effects were concentrated among low-income couples (+58%) and couples with an unemployed husband (+32%) though gender differences are attributable to men’s breadwinner status. Female main breadwinners were more strongly affected (+78%) than male main breadwinners (+40%). Results confirm the ‘family stress model’ which posits that job search and financial stress cause marital conflict. Policymakers should consider a broad array of impacts, including divorce, when considering reductions in unemployment insurance generosity
    01A - Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift