Research Conference on Social Policy in Austria

Numerous WIFO Contributions to ESPAnet Austria 2019
The European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) is a scientific network that aims to promote the exchange and cooperation of social policy researchers in Europe. On 25 and 26 April 2019, the 3rd ESPAnet Austria Research Conference took place at the University of Innsbruck. WIFO was strongly represented by Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger, Ulrike Huemer and Thomas Leoni.

The research conferences of ESPAnet Austria should contribute to deepening the scientific discourse and improving the exchange across disciplinary, theoretical and methodological differences. The research conference will focus on social policy research in Austria and social policy research on Austria, analyses from a regional, national or comparative perspective as well as in the European or global context.

The following WIFO research results and papers were presented at the conference:

Julia Bock-Schappelwein, Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger, Thomas Horvath, Ulrike Huemer:
"What about gender relations in Austria? Derivations from the Equal Opportunities Index Labour Market"

Ulrike Famira-Mühlberger:
"The Development of Public Costs in Care for the Elderly: Alternative Policy Scenarios"

Thomas Leoni, Rainer Eppel:
"Motherhood, Employment and Later Health. Evidence for Europe across Welfare Regimes"