Family Benefits in Austria

Forschungsbericht 54

The study analyses the knowledge, use and level of satisfaction with six Austrian family benefits: Familienbeihilfe, Kinderbetreuungsgeld, Schulstartgeld, Familienzeitbonus, Partnerschaftsbonus und Familienbonus Plus. 1,017 parents with children under the age of seven were surveyed. More than three quarters of the Austrian population are satisfied with the family benefits. Points of criticism include the amount of financial support and the complexity of the system.

Forschungsbericht 54 (PDF)

Editor on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Family Research

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We congratulate Eva-Maria Schmidt to be member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Family Research (JFR), beginning with June 2024!

Online Counselling in Psychosocial Context

Forschungsbericht 53

Digital media have become an integral part of everyday life and have also pervaded the field of psychosocial counselling and therapy for many years. The focus of this study was to determine the status quo of the digitally supported counselling landscape in Austria. Specifically, the aim was to investigate how spread the online counselling setting is, how it is used and how professionals generally feel about online counselling.

Forschungsbericht 53 (PDF)

Fathers in Companies

Forschungsbericht 52

Using an online factorial survey, over 400 managers in Austria were asked to evaluate the parental leave and part-time work wishes of fictitious male employees. The results show a high potential for measures to support fathers and great openness towards the concerns of male employees. Starting points for realising this potential were identified.

Forschungsbericht 52

Division of Household Tasks in Same-Sex Relationships

Working Paper 102

The study attempts to analyse why not only male-female couples, but also same-sex couples, do not share equally the "typically female" household chores, such as laundry, but often only one person is responsible for them. International data from the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) was analysed. Just as with heterosexual couples, children, income, education and length of cohabitation play a role - but at a statistically insignificant level.

Working Paper 102 (PDF)

Partnership Stability in Times of Multiple Crises

Working Paper 101

Partnerships appear to have become more volatile over the last few decades. This study shows the extent of the main factors influencing the individual tendency to break up, as identified by the recent survey wave of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) in Austria.

Working Paper 101 (PDF)

Academics: Partnership, Desire for Children and Realisation

Working Paper 100

In Austria, people with an academic qualification have significantly fewer children than people with a lower level of formal education. When investigating the underlying causes, it becomes clear that there is a fundamental desire to have children, but that its realisation is considered rather unrealistic in medium term. Using multivariate regression models the contentment with the current partnership can be demonstrated as well as a negative influence of temporary employment on the subjective probability of realisation.

Working Paper 100 (PDF)

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