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Austrians Hardly Buy Private Insurance Against Occupational Disability

New study by WIFO economists Serguei Kaniovski and Thomas Url

In Austria, only 4 percent of employees have private occupational disability insurance – in Germany and the USA one third each. Additionally, the sums insured in Austria are quite low. A new WIFO study by Serguei Kaniovski and Thomas Url shows that young people with a steep professional career can particularly benefit from private insurance. For most gainfully employed persons the state pension covers
70 percent of the last net-income in the event of occupational disability.
: Fridolin Herkommer (Büro für Digitale Agenden, Chamber of Labour of Vienna), Maria Kubitschek (Vice-Director of the Chamber of Labour of Vienna), the director of the WIFO study Michael Peneder and co-author Gerhard Streicher (Photo: Chamber of Labour of Vienna)

Digital Transformation in Austria

WIFO presents study on behalf of the Chamber of Labour of Vienna
: The building shown here is being built at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA) in Switzerland as part of the internationally sensational NEST project. It is a good example of the orientationsguidelines for investment decisions described in the Policy Brief and illustrates the diversity of innovative technologies in the building sector (Photo: Zooey Braun, Stuttgart).

For What, How and Where to Invest in the Energy System?

New policy brief by WIFO economists Stefan Schleicher and Angela Köppl

Matthias Firgo gave opening lecture for the PVOÖ Study Day

"Care needs, challenges, solutions"

Fair and sustainable taxation in the EU

Stakeholder Event of the Horizon-2020 EU Project "FairTax" in Brussels

CGE Trainings Course at WIFO

Center of Policy Studies Melbourne offers CGE trainings course at WIFO.

Business cycle analyses

Publication scheme for the WIFO business cycle analyses: download

Website "WIFO-Konjunkturportal"