This project sets out to investigate the antecedents and the consequences of unemployment among young adults aged 18-28. We surveyed about 1.200 young unemployed adults in Vienna at the start of an unemployment spell (inflow sample) and then to re-interviewed them one year later (panel design). The survey data contains information on respondents' education and employment history, family background, work attitudes and motivation, personality, cognitive skills, well-being and health. The survey data are complemented with administrative / register data covering respondents' entire employment and unemployment history.
Funding: Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
Coordinators: Bernhard Kittel / Nadia Steiber / Monika Mühlböck, Departent of Economic Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria.
Life expectancies in the EU have increased significantly over the past decades. Age-specific health statuses have also been improving. In contrast to these profound changes, the concepts that demographers have used to analyze ageing on a population level have remained largely static. A better understanding of age and ageingin the 21st century, for both science and policy, requires new approaches. This project set out to reassess population ageing based on innovative alternative definitions of age and ageing.
Funding: ERC Advanced Grant
Coordinator and PI: Sergei Scherbov, Wittgenstein Centre (IIASA), Laxenburg
For detail see: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/wic/index.php?id=137