Evaluation of child and youth welfare in Vorarlberg

The central purpose of the evaluation of this study is to examine the extent to which the state law for child and youth welfare services, which was revised in 2013, is implemented together with the working principles set out therein, e.g. participation of children, adolescents and families in the provision of services, cooperation with private child and youth welfare services on the basis of agreements. The review of the objectives was carried out on the basis of interviews with various professionals as well as parents and other persons entrusted with education.

Forschungsbericht 47
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Quality Assurance in School-Based Sexuality Education in Austria

In order to develop a quality assurance concept for the inclusion of out-of-school services and specialists in school-based sexuality education, the study comprises two parts. In the first part, among other things, sexuality education is defined, international quality criteria are discussed and aspects of a quality assurance concept as well as results of a survey of teachers are presented. The second part analyses legal issues related to problems and practical handling of sex education interventions in schools.

Forschungsbericht 40 (PDF)


The Situation of Displaced Women from Ukraine

For this study women displaced from Ukraine and aged 18 to 55 were interviewed online. Defining themes were the high sense of security and satisfaction with the provision in Austria, but also great uncertainties about the future. The level of qualification and willingness to work are remarkable: almost three quarters had a university degree and 9 out of 10 women who had not taken up gainful employment so far are aiming to do so in Austria. The study was commissioned by the Austrian Integration Fund.

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Risk assessment from the perspective of young people

How do young people view their own opportunities for participation in the process of risk assessment by child and youth welfare services? To answer this question, this study used qualitative interviews to collect the views of nine young people on this process, on the actors involved and on their current situation. The results show a differentiated and reflected understanding of participation, which moves in the field of tension between autonomy and protection.

Forschungsbericht 46 (PDF)



Comparison of Family Benefits in 22 EU Countries

This study examines the question of how the amount and type of expenditure in 22 EU countries have changed over the last two decades. The aim is to show how Austria is positioned in this comparison and which developments are emerging here in the years 2018 to 2021. The results show a trend in Austria towards more expenditure on benefits in kind and tax support, and thus a shift away from monetary transfers, which are still clearly predominant.

Working Paper 98 (PDF)

Corona and the Development of Romantic Relationships

A new OIF study analyses the Corona crisis from the perspective of partnership biographies: How did couples and singles experience the first year of the pandemic? What new habits, but also conflicts, have emerged? And were there really "lockdown babies" or higher divorce rates? The analysis is based on the data of the Austrian Corona Panel Project (ACPP) with 21 survey waves as well as our own online survey with 772 study participants, who look at year 1 of the crisis retrospectively.

Forschungsbericht 44 (PDF)


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