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Co-ordination of current projects: Christine Mayrhuber (5 hits)

Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Österreichischer Seniorenrat
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Auf der Grundlage der Konsumerhebung 2019/20, die alle fünf Jahre von Statistik Austria erhoben wird, sind im ersten Teil der Arbeit die Konsumausgaben der Pensionshaushalte näher beleuchtet. Für Pensionshaushalte stellten 2019/20 die Wohnungsausgaben (einschließlich Energie, jedoch ohne imputierte Mieten) mit 17,7% den höchsten Ausgabenanteil dar. Der zweitgrößte Ausgabenbereich für Pensionshaushalte waren Nahrungsmittel und alkoholfreie Getränke (14,2%) gefolgt von anderen Waren und Dienstleistungen (14,1%). Deutliche Abweichungen nach oben haben Pensionshaushalte für Gesundheitspflege, während für jüngere Haushalte Aufwendungen für Beherbergung- und Gaststättendienstleistungen eine größere Rolle einnahmen als jene für Gesundheitspflege. Im zweiten Teil der Arbeit wird die Abgabenbelastung der Pensionshaushalte mit direkten Abgaben und konsumabhängigen Steuern beleuchtet.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Federal Chancellery – Oesterreichische Nationalbank – Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Using an integrated data set, the project aims to empirically investigate the income situation of private households in 2019 before and after redistribution through government revenue and expenditure. Based on market incomes, the distributional effects of social contributions as well as direct and indirect taxes are examined on the revenue side of the public sector and, on the expenditure side, the social and welfare benefits in cash and in kind provided by the public sector in the areas of health, education, family, housing, unemployment, and means-tested minimum benefits as well as old-age benefits. The effects and the extent of redistribution as well as their impact on income inequality and poverty are analysed both over time and differentiated by household type. In addition, developments relevant to redistribution between 2005 and 2019 are examined.
Project lead: Christine Mayrhuber
Effects of raising the retirement age of women in Austria between 2024 and 2033 (Anhebung des gesetzlichen Frauenpensionsantrittsalters ab 2024: Auswirkungen auf Branchen, Betriebe und Frauen)
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Vienna Chamber of Labour
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
The gradual increase in the retirement age for women from 2024 to 2033 to 65 years should be associated with a longer period of employment for women. The recent past of transition is analysed along economic sectors. The aim here is to identify those sectors where there is already a gap between exit from the labour market and pensions entry. In these sectors, the upcoming raising of the age limit could pose a greater challenge.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Austrian Institute of Technology – University of Leiden, CWTS – IDEA Consult – Catholic University of Leuven, INCENTIM – Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
Commissioned by: European Commission
This study will contribute to the implementation of the ERA Communication specifically in relation to four of its strategic priorities: "Nourishing talents for excellence", "A European Framework for Research Careers", "Strengthening the public science system through synergies with the European Education Area", and "Strengthening innovation ecosystems for knowledge circulation and valorisation". The study will investigate the organisation and spread of ecosystems at the EU, national, regional and local levels, the role of specific actors active at the core of ecosystems (in particular universities and research organisations), the circulation of knowledge by individual research and innovation talents, and the potential legal and financial measures to support research careers and cooperation. WIFO in particular contributes to the analysis of researchers' contracts in the EU, social security gaps for mobile researchers and measures to facilitate brain circulation in the EU.
Current research studies (work in progress)
Commissioned by: Federation of Austrian Social Security Institutions
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
The objectives of the research cooperation are (1) scientific analyses of socio-political issues, (2) advising the social insurance institutions on current topics in the form of scientific conferences (welfare state conference), (3) publishing and disseminating the results in specialised media. The scientific analyses cover the areas of: health (life expectancy of heavy workers, health status of older workers in Austria, biographies of the utilisation of health care services before disability and occupational disability pensions, social differences in life expectancy and associated health care expenditure, recipients of long-term care allowance and the social security system). labour market (changes on the labour market as a result of demographic change, incentive systems for the continued employment of older workers, de-standardisation of employment biographies and effects on old-age security) and social security (low-wage employment and social security systems, consequences of new forms of work for the financing of social security, starting points for a structural reorientation of welfare state financing, dimensions of platform work in Austria and Europe: implications for social security).