Research at the institute specialises in issues of work and employment. Within this clearly defined profile, it covers a broad range of topics and activities.

FORBA’s research areas deal with the micro level of the individual, social interaction and working conditions and the meso level of the organisation or network as well as with the macro level of the labour market and global economy. Research practice at the institute relies on a series of qualitative and quantitative methods. Special features of research at FORBA include its multidisciplinary character and openness to many forms of cooperation. Although grant-funded academic research currently predominates, the institute’s strengths also include contract and policy-consultancy research.

Research areas

Research projects

Project titleKey project staffStatusDuration
The Road to Transparent and Fair Remuneration and Working Conditions in the Transport Sector (TransFair)Bettina Haidinger, Ulrike Papouschek, Sandra Stern, Cornelia Prentnerongoing01/2020 - 12/2021
From COVID-19 emergency measures to a new strengthened system of industrial relationsGeorg Adam, Bernadette Allingerongoing01/2021 - 11/2021
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social services sector and the role of social dialogue (Research for FORESEE project VS/2021/0054)Bernadette Allinger, Georg Adamongoing05/2021 - 11/2021
Development of a Training Program for improving Inclusion and participation of Persons with Disability through Timebanking (AMICA)Bernhard Saupe, Philip Schörpfongoing11/2020 - 10/2021
The development of statutory minimum wage setting in the EU and its significance for the trade unionsGeorg Adamongoing01/2020 - 09/2021
Transformation des Arbeitsmarktes in Österreich in der Baubranche durch DigitalisierungHubert Eichmann, Thomas Riesenecker-Cabacompleted01/2020 - 08/2021
24 Stunden-Betreuung/Personenbetreuung in Privathaushalten in der EUIngrid Mairhuber, Bernadette Allingerongoing12/2019 - 06/2021
Gesundheitsberufe in der EU – Arbeits- und Beschäftigungsbedingungen und PersonalknappheitBernadette Allinger, Ingrid Mairhuberongoing01/2020 - 06/2021
Anhebung des gesetzlichen Frauenpensionsantrittsalters ab 2024: Auswirkungen auf Branchen, Betriebe und FrauenIngrid Mairhubercompleted12/2019 - 06/2021
The effects of digitalisation on work and employment in the service sectorPhilip Schörpf, Annika Schönauer, Franz Astleithnercompleted04/2019 - 06/2021