Work, Gender and social security systems

This research area focuses on questions regarding the relationship between paid work and (unpaid) reproduction work. It looks at how work is shaped in terms of time, as well as at the living situation of women and men and their social protection. Topics include:
  • The relationship between employment and reproduction work, gender segregation
  • Compatibility of work and caring responsibilities
  • Occupational biographies of men and women and social protection (for examp childcare benefits, parental part-time work, pension regulations)
  • The situation of caring relatives
  • Time out and part-time arrangements against the background of the (nursing) care of relatives

Research projects

Project titleKey project staffStatusDuration
Gender Pension GapIngrid Mairhubercompleted05/2012 - 12/2012
Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs (WALQING)Ursula Holtgrewe, Karin Sardadvar, Annika Schönauer, Christine Wagnercompleted12/2009 - 11/2012
Crisis and Recovery in Europe. Labour Market impact on men and womenIngrid Mairhuber, Bettina Haidingercompleted05/2011 - 12/2011
Study on the use of “good practice” as a tool for mainstreaming gender into policies and programmes of the Institutions of the European Union and EU Member States (EIGE)Bettina Haidingercompleted01/2011 - 06/2011
Ressourcen, Rechte und Capabilities: Auf der Suche nach den sozialen Grundlagen Europas. Resources, Rights and Capabilities: In Search of Social Foundations for EuropeRoland Atzmüller, Ingrid Mairhubercompleted01/2007 - 12/2010
Qualität von Teilzeitbeschäftigung und Verbesserung der Position der Frauen am ArbeitsmarktUlrike Papouschek, Annika Schönauercompleted05/2008 - 04/2009
Koppelung von Wirtschaftsförderung und öffentlicher Auftragsvergabe an betriebliche GleichstellungsmaßnahmenUlrike Papouschek, Ursula Holtgrewe, Bettina Haidinger, Annika Schönauercompleted09/2008 - 02/2009
Undocumented workers’ transitions: compiling evidence concerning the boundaries and processes of change in the status and work of undocumented workers in Europe (UWT)Manfred Krenn, Bettina Haidingercompleted01/2007 - 01/2009