Resources, chance and social recognition are distributed inequally along the classification of gender. Researching this inequality has been one of the main focuses of L&R Social Research since the institute was founded in the 1990s. Gender mainstreaming, basic and applied science on gender topics and critical men’s studies are just some of the aspects addressed.

L&R has specialised in research projects addressing the intersection of gender and labour. Some examples of research fields in this area are listed here:

  • gender pay gap and gender time gap
  • inequal distribution of wage- and reproduction labour
  • discrimination in the workplace
  • horizontal and vertical segregation of labour markets
  • outcomes of digitalisation processes for women and men

The practical relevance of projects within this area is essential to implement gender-sensitive change. In addition to research activities, concrete development and consulting projects are also carried out.

Recent Projects on this topic
Double Fragility: The Care Crisis in the Corona Crisis
Evaluation of the Counselling and Care Facilities in Burgenland
DigiTyps - De-stereotyping of Job Profiles and Training Concepts in the Digital Transformation
More Women into the Technical Field, but How? Inspecting Initiatives to Raise the Share of Women in Technical Occupations
Hidden Technological Work: Looking for Service-4.0-Pioneers
Talk about IT! To Design Digitalisation Participatory: Gender-appropriate and Diverse
Women - Digitalisation - Options for Action
Re-entry monitoring in Austria and the nine provinces, 5th Version
E-learning Under the 'Equality Glasses'
The EU Mutual Learning Programme in Gender Equality on Artificial Intelligence and Gender Biases in Recruitment and Selection Processes
Lecture on "Gender, Digitalisation, Labour Market" in the Context of the German-Chinese Symposium "Gender and Future of Work"
Parents@Work: Changing Perceptions!
Completed Projects
Lecture at the 7th Vocational Training Research Conference (BBFK) on the Topic of Digitalisation from a Gender Perspective
Expertise: Gender Equality Related Employment Effects of Digitalisation
Analysis and Reporting of the Online Survey 'Parents want more for Kindergardens and Co'
Part-time employment in Lower Austria
Women with Disabilities in Vienna