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.

The study


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)


Family Counselling in Austria

How can good and successful counselling be defined? What do clients and counsellors use to determine the impact of counselling? These were the two central research questions of this ÖIF study. Clients and counsellors at funded family counselling centres in Austria were surveyed using questionnaires and personal interviews. The results of the study provide insights into the construction of the counsellor-client relationship - the so-called therapeutic alliance - and show the short and medium-term effects of counselling.

Forschungsbericht 45 (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)


Grey Divorce in Austria

Grey Divorce is a growing phenomenon in the Western world and also in Austria. The aim of the present study is to shed light for the first time on the topic of divorce among people aged 50+ in Austria. For this purpose, a literature review was conducted, the development of divorces in recent decades was analysed on the basis of administrative data, and a qualitative study was conducted on the basis of biographical narrative interviews with divorced men and women.

Forschungsbericht 43 (PDF)


Focus on Youth 2022

For those working in the fields of youth policy and youth work, the publication "Focus on Youth" offers thorougly prepared figures that present the situation of youth in Austria and make trends visible. Youth relevant key data on population statistics, migration, education and training, internet use, the world of work as well as health and living conditions are summarised in this booklet.

Fokus Jugend 2022 (PDF)


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