Social Issues

Socio-political measures – taken by both the state and by enterprises – with the goal of improving the economic and social situations of different societal groups have always been the subject of controversial discussion. L&R Social Research brings arguments based on evidence into those discussions.

Changes to socio-economic framework conditions of post-industrial economic and social structures such as atypical work, in-work poverty, declining relevance of the male breadwinner model or insufficient framework conditions to reconcile family and work are constantly challenging the welfare state.

L&R Social Research assists in finding solutions to these challenges by analysing the organisation, regulation and financing of socio-political measures across different fields of politics (such as social assistance, passive and active labour market policies and family policy) and their results and effects in the context of social inequality, exclusion and poverty risk for diverse groups of people.

Current studies include the following fields and target groups:

  • measures / fields:
    • social assistance, means-tested minimum income, assistance to the homeless, childcare allowance, passive and active labour market policies, health & care, pension system
    • regulation of the working world, minimum wage
  • specific groups:
    • women, jobseekers & unemployed persons, (atypical) work, people with disabilities, artists, migrants.

Completed Projects